Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2017 22:58 UTC
Internet & Networking

The FCC has released the final draft of its proposal to destroy net neutrality. The order removes nearly every net neutrality rule on the books - internet providers will be free to experiment with fast and slow lanes, prioritize their own traffic, and block apps and services. There's really only one rule left here: that ISPs have to publicly disclose when they're doing these things.

The US already has absolutely terrible internet compared to most developed nations, and this will only make it worse. What an absolutely and utterly bad proposal - clearly the result of deep-rooted corruption and bribery among US carriers and the US government.

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EFF Silence
by Iapx432 on Thu 23rd Nov 2017 17:14 UTC
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Silence from these guys??

Maybe free flowing internet is not in their mission???

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RE: EFF Silence
by leech on Thu 23rd Nov 2017 21:14 in reply to "EFF Silence"
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Weird, does the eff know something we don't? These posts are a ll over reddit about Net Neutrality being up for question again (a fight 'we' keep winning, but those asshats keep starting up.)

Of course Comcast has supposedly already been found throttling Netflix until they paid.

I'm for them turning it into a Utility that should be universally high speed, and you don't have to worry about one company having crap policies compared to another. True neutrality. Then again I don't know who anyone would trust enough to have a single generic ISP that had government backed infrastructure...

In the mean time other countries have gigabit+ connections, and I'm lucky if I can get 60mbps...

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RE[2]: EFF Silence
by zima on Fri 24th Nov 2017 00:35 in reply to "RE: EFF Silence"
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Offtopic: from what is your avatar?

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RE: EFF Silence
by jessesmith on Fri 24th Nov 2017 01:24 in reply to "EFF Silence"
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You're looking under the wrong category, all the net neutrality posts are under the deeplinks category: Also, if you follow them on social media, the EFF has been posting about this issue a lot.

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