Discussion in 'other software & services' started by hawki, Apr 24, 2014.
Broadband industry tries again to kill net neutrality and Title II
FCC Requires TP-Link To Support Open Source Router Firmware
The Limits of Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality is Only a Start!
Victory for Net Neutrality in Europe
FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers
FCC’s Ajit Pai says net neutrality’s “days are numbered” under Trump
How Much Danger Is Net Neutrality in Now?
"President-elect Donald Trump formally named two staunch opponents of net neutrality to oversee his policies for the agency that created the rules to prevent discrimination against Internet sites and online services.
Jeff Eisenach, an economist who has been on Verizon's payroll, and Mark Jamison, who formerly worked on Sprint's lobbying team and now heads the University of Florida's Public Utility Research Center, on Monday were named to Trump's "agency landing team" for the Federal Communications Commission..."
"...In an Oct. 21 blog post, Mark Jamison, who on Monday was named one of two members of Trump's tech policy transition team, laid out his ideal vision for the government's role in telecommunications, concluding there is little need for the agency [The FCC] to exist..."
The FCC's Vote on approving "net neutrality" was 3-2, with Democrats voting in favor and Republicans against.
Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel may have to leave at the end of December. Republicans, since June of 2015, have been refusing to act on her re-nomination. Thus, she will llikely be replaced by a President Trump, likely swinging the balance in favor of Republican's who are against net neutrality.
While the current Charman Wheeler's term expires in 2018, a President Trump is free to appoint another Commissioner as Chairman.
Thus, next year the FCC will have a Republican Majority and Chairman. (only three of the five Commissioners can be of the same political Party as The President.)
All Presidential appointments to the FCC, including the promotion of a sitting Commissioner to Chairman must be approved by The U.S. Senate.
FCC's Report On AT&T And Verizon Is Too Little Too Late
What Happens If Net Neutrality Goes Away?
"FCC Chairman Pledges to Undo Net Neutrality Rules..."
The tech industry is already rebelling against the FCC’s latest plan for net neutrality
“Unenforceable”: How voluntary net neutrality lets ISPs call the shots
Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a good idea
The End of Net Neutrality -- and So IT Begins:
"The nation’s top telecommunications regulator [FCC Chairman Ajit Pai] on Wednesday unveiled a plan to dismantle the tough net neutrality rules for online traffic that Democrats pushed through in 2015 over the objections of major Internet service providers...
Pai said on Wednesday that he had sent a proposal to his fellow commissioners that would repeal that regulatory oversight as well as the agency’s vague general conduct standard, which sought to protect Internet users from future unreasonably discriminatory practices...
The Republican-controlled agency is expected to vote next month to open a formal process to repeal the rules, seeking public comment on how to ensure net neutrality without what Pai called “the overhang of heavy-handed regulation...”
Chairman Pai's speach of today is here at 18:00.
Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims
Hmm, Pai's explanation is clearly attempting to "control the narrative" - and if we all buy in to that, we should all invest in buying the Brooklyn bridge when it comes up for sale, eh?
Throttling of websites and online services might help customers, FCC says
Ajit Pai Is Siding With the Oligarchy — and Misleading Trump’s Base
Here's what Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak thinks of the net neutrality battle — and why it matters
An open letter on DRM to the inventor of the web, from the inventor of net neutrality
Too little, too late? FCC wins net neutrality court case
That's fascinating. The D.C. Circuit has been sitting on this for months waiting to hear what President Elect and now President Trump's selection of an FCC Chairman had to say on net neutrality.
From Pai's standpoint his laughable spin is the proverbial "Putting lipstick on a pig." His path is now a much tougher road.
The D.C. Circuit has a low level of tolerance for idealogues.
Kudos to The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for it's upside-the-head to Pai !!
Me thinks that the fact that Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's final Supreme Court nominee who Senator Mitch McConnel would not even allow a confirmation hearing on, is the Chief Judge of The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, was at least in the back of the minds of the deciding judges. "Lack of respect for this Court, heh?" SLAP -- POW !! Wowser !
Net neutrality redux: The battle for an open net continues
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