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House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« on: April 10, 2019, 01:13:16 PM »
House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
By Harper Neidig - 04/10/19 11:46 AM EDT

The House on Wednesday voted to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers from interfering with web traffic.

The bill passed by a 232-190 vote, mostly along party lines. Just one Republican, Rep. Bill Posey (Fla.), voted for the bill.

Democrats pushed their measure, dubbed the Save the Internet Act, through the lower chamber in the face of opposition from conservative groups and GOP lawmakers, but the legislation will likely hit a wall in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Earlier this week, the White House also came out in opposition with a threat to veto the bill if it makes it to President Trump’s desk.

The bill would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) party-line vote in 2017 to repeal the rules prohibiting broadband companies from blocking, throttling or prioritizing certain websites.

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Re: House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 01:20:25 PM »
I sure hope it hits a big ol' hairy Senate wall.
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Re: House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 01:22:20 PM »
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The bill would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) party-line vote in 2017 to repeal the rules prohibiting Democrat-supporting broadband companies from blocking , throttling or prioritizing certain Conservative websites.

There, fixed it.
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Re: House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 01:46:49 PM »
There, fixed it.

My understanding is that regulations were put in place in an attempt to prevent businesses from mitigating/overturning net neutrality so they can exert more control over the internet. Unsurprisingly wealthy corporations would love it if the internet were more pay-to-play. That would make it easier to shut down new competition, one of the key things that keeps capitalism healthy.
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Re: House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 01:51:54 PM »
The purpose of net neutrality is to give a nice cheerful non-threatening name to government censorship of undesirable political thought on the internet.
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Re: House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 02:05:18 PM »
The purpose of net neutrality is to give a nice cheerful non-threatening name to government censorship of undesirable political thought on the internet.

No.

Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs should treat all communications equally and not discriminate or charge differently based on user, content, website, platform, application, type of equipment or method of communication. The internet has operated on that principle since its inception. The regulations put in place were an attempt to prevent businesses from tampering with net neutrality so they can exert more control and make more money. It is ISPs and other big business people that want to monopolize the internet and control content.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 02:34:04 PM by Dexter »
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Re: House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 02:31:00 PM »
No.

Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs should treat all communications equally and not discriminate or charge differently based on user, content, website, platform, application, type of equipment or method of communication.  .  .  .

.  .  .  at the discretion of biased government bureaucrats.
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Re: House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 02:43:42 PM »
.  .  .  at the discretion of biased government bureaucrats.

We need to fight what's happening somehow. Big business can be a threat to freedom and competition too. We can't just let ISPs prioritize content. That would be a huge blow to competition and an extremely slippery slope.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 03:06:01 PM by Dexter »
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