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  • Report: FCC Received 18 Million Fake Comments Regarding Net Neutrality

    05/07/2021 12:39:39 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 06 2021 | JACOB BLISS
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received a total of 22 million comments regarding the 2017 effort to repeal net neutrality during former President Donald Trump’s administration, of which the majority were fake. A multi-year investigation found that fake comments accounted for nearly 18 million of the 22 million comments the FCC received during its 2017 rulemaking, the New York State Office of the Attorney General Letitia James found in a newly released report. This type of fraud has had a major impact on our democracy since “Federal and state agencies rely on public comments to set standards that govern many...
  • REVEALED: Twitter, Facebook and Netflix moguls have donated $7.5M to 'Marxist' BLM co-founder who is pushing their 'net neutrality' policy as their tech firms block users sharing critical stories about her

    04/24/2021 11:48:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 25 2021 | KEITH GRIFFITH and HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Tech moguls who made their fortunes from Facebook, Twitter and Netflix have donated at least $7.5 million to groups tied to BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who has in turn publicly backed their policy goals, according to a new report. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, and Patricia Ann Quillin, the wife of Netflix's billionaire CEO, all gave generously to Cullors' PAC and associated charities, according to the New York Post. Cullors for her part has strongly advocated for 'net neutrality', a policy that financially benefits online content providers such as Netflix and social media sites.
  • Progressive Net Neutrality Law Bites Veterans Hard

    04/10/2021 6:48:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 10, 2021 | Steve Bucci
    The federal Veterans Administration (VA) leadership had negotiated free data (not counted against anyone’s wireless data cap) with all major providers for an app called VA Video Connection. This allows veterans nationwide to access telemedicine for appointments, counseling, and other critical services digitally, even when they have lower cost plans with limited data levels. This app is very data intensive, as most high-end streaming video conferencing programs are. The service would be way outside the cost capability of many lower income vets without the deal made by the VA. Sadly, under a new law, passed in 2018, but put into...
  • Biden Administration Ramping Up For New Battle Over Net Neutrality

    03/25/2021 5:11:12 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Mar, 2021 | Patrick M. Wood
    Get ready for Biden's assault on the First Amendment. The Verge reports that Markey is now on a track to introduce new legislation that would re-implement net neutrality that “would engrave the no throttling, block, or paid fast lanes rules into law.” Should Markey’s new bill fail, his plan B is to stack the FCC with enough Democrats to take matters into their own hands. He explained to The Verge that “Once we have three Democrats in place at the Federal Communications Commission, I will strongly urge it to reverse the Trump FCC wrongheaded decision and restore net neutrality and...
  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai out, net neutrality back

    12/01/2020 7:45:23 AM PST · by farming pharmer · 47 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 30.November.2020 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to leave the commission on Jan. 20, 2021. This opens the door to President-elect Joe Biden to select a new head of the telecommunications regulator. While best known for wrecking network neutrality, in his resignation letter Pai largely ignored that issue. His only comment relating to it was "this FCC has not shied away from making tough choices. As a result, our nation's communications networks are now faster, stronger, and more widely deployed than ever before." Few would agree with his rosy view. While according to the FCC's 2020 Broadband...
  • The End of the Internet? Net Neutrality Three Years On

    10/13/2020 9:55:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | Edward Longe
    Back in 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) which provided “a framework for protecting an open internet while paving the way for better, faster, and cheaper internet access for all consumers.” Shortly after the proposals were approved, CNN famously proclaimed the decision was the “end of the internet as we know it.” John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight covering RIFO led 150,000 Americans to file comments opposing the new rules. The previous rules, which were imposed just two years before, required internet services to be treated in the same regulatory manner as a 1930s-style...
  • European Union’s top court supports net neutrality rules

    09/15/2020 9:58:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 15, 2020
    The European Union’s highest court has given its support to the bloc’s rules that stop internet providers from charging customers for preferential access to their networks. […] The rules require telecommunications providers to treat all data traffic the same, and prevent them from reserving better access for their own services, or selling bandwidth to big companies like Google and Netflix while leaving a slower Internet for everyone else. The Luxembourg-based court backed the principle of an open internet after Hungarian wireless carrier Telenor Magyarorszag had sought an interpretation of the rules. Hungarian regulators had stopped the company from offering two...
  • HBO Max won’t hit AT&T data caps, but Netflix and Disney Plus will

    06/02/2020 10:54:26 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jun 2, 2020 | Nilay Patel
    Welcome to a world without net neutrality HBO Max, AT&T’s big bet on the future of streaming, will be excused from AT&T’s mobile data caps, while competing services like Netflix and Disney Plus will use up your data. That’s the follow-up from a Vergecast conversation with Tony Goncalves, the AT&T executive in charge of HBO Max. Asked whether HBO Max would hit the cap, Goncalves said his team “had the conversation” but didn’t have the answer. AT&T later confirmed to The Verge that HBO Max will be excused from the company’s traditional data caps and the soft data caps on...
  • Europe Gives Internet Providers Right to Throttle Online Traffic Amid Virus Crisis

    03/20/2020 8:04:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4:18 AM PDT 3/20/2020 | Scott Roxborough
    European government and regulatory bodies have authorized the European Union’s telecom operators and internet service providers to apply exceptional measures, including the throttling of online speeds, to prevent network congestion amid increased demand as millions of Europeans are forced to stay home and use online collaboration and teleworking tools amid the coronavirus. The EU’s governing body, the European Commission, and the Body of the European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) gave the greenlight to telcos to take the necessary measures to ensure there is no disruption in online traffic. The move comes after Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for internal...
  • DC Court declines to rehear net neutrality case

    02/07/2020 9:08:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 07 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied multiple appeals to rehear a decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of the Obama-era net neutrality rules. The 2015 net neutrality rules classified internet service providers as common carriers, similar to telecommunications providers, who are not allowed to discriminate against various forms of traffic. The FCC under Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai repealed those rules in late 2017 and also barred states from passing their own net neutrality regulations. Pai's action faced legal challenges but was upheld by a district court and then by the D.C. Circuit in October. The...
  • On 2nd Anniversary of Net Neutrality Repeal Don't Forget How The Left Cried Wolf

    12/16/2019 1:33:21 PM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 14, 2019 | Casey Given
    Today marks two years since the Federal Communication Commission's historic vote to roll back the Obama-era internet regulations misleadingly known as “net neutrality.” As we hit this anniversary, it’s important to remember the apocalyptic predictions Democratic politicians and special interest groups made — and how their warnings never came to fruition. First, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. In 2010, the Obama-era FCC applied net neutrality to internet service providers across the country. For the 20 years of commercial internet history up until that point, almost every major provider had offered open access to the internet without throttling....
  • Obama gave CommonCore contract to publisher, got $65 million book deal in return?

    12/09/2019 5:10:48 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    As far-left Democrats yell about bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors, let's turn to their own side of the aisle, starting with the once-penniless President Obama who left public office a very, very rich man. He just bought a Martha's Vineyard mansion for a cool $11.75 million, which is in addition to his Kalorama lookout post, his Chicago home, and possibly a Hawaii spread. At some point you've made enough...but not him. Ostensibly, it's mainly the work of his book deals. No bribery there, right? Well, ahem ... Obama gave Pearson Publishing $350 million to create Commoncore text and Pearson...
  • Appeals court upholds net neutrality repeal but rules FCC can't block state laws

    10/01/2019 8:04:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/19 | Harper Neidig
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday delivered a mixed ruling for net neutrality supporters and opponents alike, allowing the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 repeal to stand but striking down a provision blocking states from implementing their own open internet rules. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals also ordered the FCC to revise the repeal order to take into consideration other issues, like the effect that it will have on public safety. The FCC decided to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules in 2017 with the Republicans on the commission carrying the 3-2 vote along party lines. The rules classified internet...
  • Advocacy groups ask 2020 Democrats to pledge to restore net neutrality

    08/26/2019 8:40:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/26/19 | Harper Neidig
    A coalition of progressive groups is asking 2020 Democratic candidates to pledge to restore the Obama-era net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the Trump administration. SNIP “The FCC’s net neutrality repeal ignored the voices of millions from across the political spectrum, in what ended up being one of the biggest and most undemocratic giveaways to the telecom industry we’ve ever seen,” Mark Stanley, a spokesman for the group Demand Progress, said in a statement. “For too long, phone and cable companies have exerted in an undue influence in Washington, by pushing unpopular policies that harm...
  • Trump’s Deregulation Promise

    08/23/2019 7:34:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 22, 2019 | John Stossel
    President Donald Trump promised he’d get rid of bad rules. “Remove the anchor dragging us down!” he said when campaigning for president. “We’re going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation!” Trump was a developer, so he knew that the thicket of rules government imposes often makes it impossible to get things done. But would he keep his deregulation promise? I was skeptical. Republicans often talk deregulation but then add rules. People called President George W. Bush an “anti-regulator.” But once he was president, he hired 90,000 new regulators! Trump has been different. When he took office, he hired regulation skeptics....
  • Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

    05/17/2019 9:23:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17, 2019 1:39 PM | Chris Sanders
    A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules. The Justice Department said Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent the email threats “in hopes it would cause (Pai) to reverse his position on net neutrality.” The FCC did not immediately comment after the sentencing by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. […] In November 2018, Tyler Barriss pleaded guilty for calling in a bomb threat...
  • Facebook, Google Pour Big Money Into Lobbying Congress While Blacklisting Conservatives

    05/04/2019 9:39:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2019 | Sean Moran
    Facebook and Google increasingly influence Congress as the social media giants censor conservative and alternative voices, dominate the Internet, and violate Americans’ privacy. Facebook announced on Thursday that they have banned several conservative personalities such as Infowars host Alex Jones, Infowars contributor and YouTube personality Paul Joseph Watson, journalist and activist Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulus. The social media giant also banned Louis Farrakhan from its platforms. Facebook said that they banned these personalities because they were “dangerous.” Amid calls for greater regulation of social media companies’ potential anticompetitive behavior, censorship of conservative and alternative voices, and privacy violations, Facebook...
  • We All Should Have Died After Net Neutrality Repeal. Now Internet is 40% Faster

    01/02/2019 1:16:48 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 14 replies
    Maven ^ | 12/18/2018 | Maven
    Imagine that? We survived Net Neutrality's repeal and got fast internet in the process. Despite the doomsday forecasters' grim predictions for the Internet's future following Net Neutrality's repeal, here we are still alive and still breathing. Even more positive news: U.S. Internet speeds rose 40%. Ookla's latest Speedtest found that " US internet speeds rose nearly 40 percent this year.” Here were the winners and losers of fastest broadband and upload speeds per Recode:
  • One Year Later, The Left’s Net Neutrality Lies Look Even Dumber

    12/22/2018 12:20:57 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/17/2018 | Seton Motley
    For those who don’t pay particularly close attention to politics – those on the Left lie. A LOT. They lie about Donald Trump-Russia collusion. They lie about their Russia collusion. They lie about green energy being green and energy – it’s neither. They lie about government-run health insurance. They lie about government-run medicine. They lie about tax cuts. They lie about tax increases. We could cite examples of Leftists lying…until the crack of Doom
  • U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules

    11/05/2018 8:56:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2018 | by Lawrence Hurley
    The legal fight over a 2016 lower court ruling upholding Obama-era net neutrality regulations aimed at ensuring a free and open internet - rules that have since been repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration - came to a formal end on Monday, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up the matter. The Trump administration and internet service providers had asked to justices to wipe away the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that had temporarily preserved the net neutrality regulations championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama. But the justices refused...