Goodbye, net neutrality

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Re: Goodbye, net neutrality

Postby random_nerd » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:59 pm

Well, today the rules official go into effect.

Time to keep our eyes peeled, and to make sure we don't forget come november.
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Re: Goodbye, net neutrality

Postby Ceiling_Squid » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:46 pm

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... ing/?amp=1

Pai's pulling more shit. Want to file a complaint with the FCC against an ISP and actually have it reviewed? That'll be $225, please. Naturally, only one comissioner dissented.

Once again, the poorer citizens have their voices made just a little quieter, by adding hoops and financial hurdles. Reminds me of poll taxes.

Regulatory agencies no longer protect the public. I suspect Pai is in a win-win situation - either he keeps his cushy position, or he erodes all faith in his agency until his Republican masters can justify tearing it down.

This is what anti-regulatory fervor does, people. It's a Libertarian oligarch's wet dream. $225 dollars, please.
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Re: Goodbye, net neutrality

Postby blehblah » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:49 pm

Ceiling_Squid wrote:https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/07/fcc-limits-reviews-of-customer-complaints-claims-that-nothing-is-changing/?amp=1

Pai's pulling more shit. Want to file a complaint with the FCC against an ISP and actually have it reviewed? That'll be $225, please. Naturally, only one comissioner dissented.


It died on the paper.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/1 ... aint_plan/

America's comms watchdog – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – stooped to a new low on Thursday when it made last-second changes to a new complaints procedure just minutes after it denied the changes were necessary.

The regulator's July monthly meeting was overshadowed by reports and complaints that an effort to "streamline" its complaints procedure effectively undermined it, and would force consumers to pay $225 to have their concerns addressed by the FCC.

The watchdog pushed back against those reports – which had prompted a Congressional letter and even comment from late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel – by claiming that the new plan used the same language as the current formal complaints process. It even succeeded in persuading some journalists that that was the case.


They will find a better time, and use better words.
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Re: Goodbye, net neutrality

Postby Ceiling_Squid » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:57 am

I certainly hope it died. Said article indicates the latest wording isn't available to the public yet.
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