New Developments in Net Neutrality Debate

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    Here's an update to what's going on in the world of "net neutrality." President Obama isn't too happy with FCC head Tom Wheeler's "internet fast lanes" concept. Obama's latest push rebukes that idea and proposes that the FCC reclassify ISPs as utilities.

    Here's the article: Obama net neutrality plan Scrap fast lanes use Title II BGR

    Here's the full press statement from the White House: Net Neutrality President Obama s Plan for a Free and Open Internet The White House

    Here's the video from the President:


     
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    Will be interesting to watch this unfold.

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    Very interesting development... it seems that Verizon is now backtracking on their previous stance. Apparently they are suddenly afraid that any new Net Neutrality rules will be worse than the old Net Neutrality rules from 2010: Verizon net neutrality lawsuit may have backfired BGR
     
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    Just glad some of these big companies that have been supporting it while hidden in the background are finally stepping up. It's gonna be those big guys that get things done, not any amount of hollering by the likes of we simple peasants.
     
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    Was watching Face The Nation, or one of those shows over the wknd, and it mind boggling to see the people on this panel discussing Net Neutrality. Most of them easily in there 70s and who I imagine had no clue of how to even turn on a computer 2 years ago without help from their grandchildren. Then they show the FCC committee and those actually in charge of deciding the future of our internet. Scary to think people like this are in charge of making these decisions.
    (By "people like this" I mean, the older generation that truly has no idea what a free and open internet means for our future)

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