Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Dec 2017 19:46 UTC

Net neutrality is dead - at least for now. In a 3-2 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the tough net neutrality rules it put in place just two years ago. Those rules prevented internet providers from blocking and throttling traffic and offering paid fast lanes. They also classified internet providers as Title II common carriers in order to give the measure strong legal backing.

Today's vote undoes all of that. It removes the Title II designation, preventing the FCC from putting tough net neutrality rules in place even if it wanted to. And, it turns out, the Republicans now in charge of the FCC really don’t want to. The new rules largely don’t prevent internet providers from doing anything. They can block, throttle, and prioritize content if they wish to. The only real rule is that they have to publicly state that they’re going to do it.

Nobody wanted the FCC to vote like this. Public support for net neutrality is massive. The only reason this is happening is pure, unbridled corruption at the very root of the American political system.

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It's Armageddon :)
by decuser on Sat 16th Dec 2017 01:25 UTC
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Seriously? Capitalism is corruption, in your studied opinion? I'm not a fan of the FCC's decision on this, but the left's overreaction to anything done by conservatives is insane - think back to last November (you may have made claims along these lines) when the left were saying Trump would tank the economy, world leaders would bail on us, blah de blah... Economy's gang busters, world leaders are all mouth, turns out the left were the ones in bed with the Russians and corrupt as all get out, and you're holding out on the world's gonna end rhetoric? Sheesh.

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