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This video has some slightly rude television language but I hope the issue is important enough that some leeway is given. As it stands right now, the groundwork is being set for a huge change in the way the internet works, and the future doesn't look good for innovation and competition when established companies and sites with deeper pockets can pay for faster internet access than less well heeled competitors. 

 

The precedents are not good: https://www.eff.org/issues/net-neutrality

 

The fox's are in the hen-house now, and people need to speak up!!! (assuming for a second that the game is not so rigged that nothing we can do matters)

 

John Oliver frames the issue in a nutshell in a way that all of my boring armchair lawyering could never do, so please take a moment for a look, and then WRITE!!!!

 

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

 


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The FCC has a poor track record of getting net neutrality right.

 

(Enter government department of your choice here) has never and will never get anything right in political system dominated by monied politics and corporate greed.

 

Enjoy the internet now, as we are in the golden age. The future is not so bright.


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(Enter government department of your choice here) has never and will never get anything right in political system dominated by monied politics and corporate greed.

 

+10000000


Regards,

 

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    The 'dingo' segment was a riot (but true). I think, "please don't eat my baby" is my new catch phrase. Just wish I could do an Australian accent .

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Since the current FCC chair used to be the lead lobbyist for the cable industry there can't possibly be a conflict of interest.  Can there?

 

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Since the current FCC chair used to be the lead lobbyist for the cable industry there can't possibly be a conflict of interest.  Can there?

 

DJ B)

 

It's your imagination. Nothing to do with one another. At all.  :ph34r:

 

I'm beginning to wonder if you can be in politics at any level for very long without being corrupted at this point.


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I have been a member of the EFF for years, fighting this and other internet issues tooth and nail, but as Mr Oliver said, its boring stuff, and hard (Very Very) to wake people up enough, or even get their attention. Mr Oliver's bully pulpit reaches an awful lot of people, and his humorous approach kept them listening long enough to make the point.

 

The FCC website was subsequently  crashed by a flood of comments, but will that be enough? If you care even a little, make your voice heard!!!


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By all means go to fcc.gov/comments and make your comment - the net neutrality docket is the first on the list.  The FCC is showing signs of idiocy - again.

 

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I must confess that I've been buried so deep in development work that I was totally unaware of this issue...
 
Having watched John Oliver's blisteringly funny presentation however, I am no longer ignorant. I particularly rolled with sad laughter at his comment regarding how Apple could bury the content of "Mein Kampf" in their user agreement and no one would ever know as they would -like almost all of us- just click on "Agree" and blow past that boring wall of text. :LMAO:


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(Enter government department of your choice here) has never and will never get anything right in political system dominated by monied politics and corporate greed.

 

Enjoy the internet now, as we are in the golden age. The future is not so bright.

Yep.  It was nice while it lasted.


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It will be a moot point for many, until somewhere down the pike their favorite hangouts start becoming pay-sites or close down because they can't pony up the extortion for reasonable access speeds.....

 

Wonder if people will care then..


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Before reading any more posts anywhere, make your voice heard!

 

The cable companies want to turn the internet into their own private cable service.  I would not be surprised if they already have their "package deals" ready to roll out.


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At the end of the day, someone has to pay for the infrastructure.  The questions are who and how much.

 

scott s.

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At the end of the day, someone has to pay for the infrastructure.  The questions are who and how much.

 

scott s.

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Yeah.

 

Thing is, we (as in we, the taxpaying public) have already been repeatedly scammed out of billions for just that purpose, and left with nothing but broken promises to show for it.

 

If anyone seriously wants to educate themselves on this issue, here is a great place to start.


Regards,

Brian Doney

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