Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Sep 2017 09:58 UTC
Apple

Apple finally has something to say about net neutrality. In its first comment to the FCC about proposed upcoming rollbacks to net neutrality rules, Apple writes:

Our deep respect for our customers' security, privacy, and control over personal information extends to our customers' broadband connectivity choices. We work hard to build great products, and what consumers do with those tools is up to them - not Apple, and not broadband providers. Apple therefore believes that the Federal Communications Commission should retain strong, enforceable open internet protections that advance the following key policy principles:

The comment's a good - albeit late - start, but it does leave some wiggle room, as it, for instance, doesn't advocate for keeping internet traffic under Title II. Apple is, at the very least, in good company, as a staggering 98.5% of all comments to the FCC were in favour of maintaining the United States' current strong net neutrality rules.

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Ajit Pai: FU Everybody
by Alfman on Fri 1st Sep 2017 13:37 UTC
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Pai has indicated that the raw number of comments opposing his plan will not cause him to change his mind.


This really highlights the discrepancy between "democracy" in theory and in practice. It all breaks down when we have government officials pushing their own agendas and interests rather than serving the public.

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RE: Ajit Pai: FU Everybody
by leech on Fri 1st Sep 2017 19:43 in reply to "Ajit Pai: FU Everybody"
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2006-01-10

It's politicians with this attitude that support my firm belief that we should exile all the politicians to an island somewhere so they can argue amongst themselves and leave us out of it.

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