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Yeah, I hastily wrote this letter to my Republicunt after signing many of those online mass petitions.

Really, everyone needs to make their voices heard so these fuckwads can ignore it at their peril. Please, write, email, and/or call!

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Dear Congressman X,

I respectfully ask that you contact FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to express opposition to the FCC's plans to end Title II.

I support the concept of 'Net Neutrality' and the orderly Title II regulation of Internet Service Providers. It was a long, grassroots-led fight to get Title II implemented in 2015. I think those in Congress who are hasty in their rush to support Chairman Pais efforts to destroy Title II fail to recognize how important this issue is to their constituents.

Chairman Pai's arguments comparing the internet of today with the internet of the '90s completely ignores the fact that the somewhat de facto net neutrality prior to 2015 was quite by accident. The concept developed as the internet matured and became monetized. It happened in the perspective of  thousands of competing dial-up ISPs that existed prior to the rise of the monopoly and duopoly broadband players that dominate the market today. 

Title II keeps the big players honest and protects consumers from natural predatory tendencies inherent to monopolies. Repeal of Title II will open the door to decreased options and increasing costs to consumers like me. Why would we open the door to this now based upon a promise that we will be able to correct bad behavior via the FTC in the future? Title II is in place protecting consumers right now.

Again, I urge you to oppose repeal.

Respectfully,



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This one is vitally important to all of us, regardless of how we use the internets, and why... Without 'net-neutrality,' your ISP (your connection) to the rest of the universe will be severely changed, and may limit your usage in significant ways forever.

Copy Snippy's note, and address it to your congress person/s. It may not stop the bastards, but it'll certainly get their attention again! The internets has been a self-regulating entity without government interference as long as its existed.

Now why do 'they' (Repugnants in Congress) wanna regulate ir? Money. Plain and simple, M-O-N-E-Y! If they control it, they profit from it! If it remains 'neutral' we all benefit by allowing the FREE exchange of ideas and information, as always.

Tell Trump & Co. "Hands OFF MY Internet!"



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http://www.broadbandforamerica.com/2017/07/10/get-facts-net-neutrality/

Get the Facts on Net Neutrality

 

The current net neutrality debate is clouded with misinformation and misleading claims. And while fiction may be good for reading at the beach, facts are crucial for an informed debate particularly when it comes to something as important as protecting the open internet.

Broadband for America strongly supports net neutrality, but opposes using a Depression-era regulation to govern the internet. The Title II regulatory framework has restrained broadband investment, hampered efforts to connect rural America to high-speed internet and, ultimately, hurt consumers.

Americans deserve permanent net neutrality protections without the harm that comes with Title II. Americans also deserve the facts. Here they are:

  • Title II Costs $35 Billion Per Year in Lost Investment In the past 5 years, the specter and application of Title II on the internet has cost Americans $35 billion per year in lost broadband investment. Source: George S. Ford of the Phoenix Center.
  • Title II Clearly Reduced Broadband Investment Compared to 2014, broadband investment from the 12 largest ISPs declined by 5.5% in 2016 alone. Source: Hal Singer of the George Washington University Institute for Public Policy.
  • Pro-Title II Studies Use Voodoo Economics Title II backers have played fast and loose with the facts to hide the economic harm caused by Title II. One obvious example: they counted investments in Mexico as U.S. investment. Take out erroneous numbers like that, and its clear: broadband investment decreased under Title II. Source: Doug Brake of ITIF.
  • A Quarter of Americans Dont Have Broadband Title II Wont Bring It to Them Broadband investment is crucial because 23% of Americans living in urban areas and 28% of Americans living in rural areas still dont have access to high speed internet. Regulations that restrict investment, like Title II, will hurt, not help. Source: Recode.
  • Most Americans Oppose Title II Rules A majority 51 percent of Americans agree that the internet should be free from utility-style regulation like Title II. Source: Morning Consult and NCTA survey.



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You realize that every one of "Broadband for America's" points has been well-refuted, along with Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai's bullshit, right? Broadband for America supporting net neutrality is like Colonel Sanders supporting chicken rights. These are the same companies that have already been caught throttling access and favoring their sites.

  • Imagine electricity if the utility could punish you and charge you a higher rate for having a Whirlpool washing machine because they have exclusive deals with LG and Samsung. 
  • Sorry, if you want to watch that Vizio TeeVee, you're going to have to upgrade to our Premium Electric Power Package. We only support electricity for Samsung and LG televisions. 
  • I'm sorry, Verizon FiOS only supports the Yahoo! search engine because we own it. We are unable to provide access to Google at this time. Bing? Never heard of it.
  • We have received huge investments from the Kochsuckers and Mercer-naries, were unable to bring you any sites besides FAUX, SludgeReport and NotSoBright, Bart.


The only way there will be rural broadband with the current monopolies will be new technology or a federal Rural Broadbandification Administration bribing the same monopolies into extending their fiber.



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=fpbOEoRrHyU



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https://www.cnet.com/news/13-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-fccs-net-neutrality-regulation/

pressing issues.

1.What are the new rules?

The FCC's Net neutrality order boils down to three key rules:

No Blocking. Simply put: A broadband provider can't block lawful content, applications, services or nonharmful devices.

No Throttling. The FCC created a separate rule that prohibits broadband providers from slowing down specific applications or services, a practice known as throttling. More to the point, the FCC said providers can't single out Internet traffic based on who sends it, where it's going, what the content happens to be or whether that content competes with the provider's business.

No Paid Prioritization. A broadband provider cannot accept fees for favored treatment. In short, the rules prohibit Internet fast lanes.

2. Why did it take 400 pages to say that?

Just to clarify, the actual order takes up 313 pages, and the remaining 87 pages are statements from the five FCC commissioners, including lengthy dissenting comments from two of those commissioners.

Beyond that, FCC officials say they needed to give detailed explanations of how and why they wrote these rules, because they expect the rules will be challenged in court. That's because the FCC's two previous attempts were thrown out of court for improper legal justification. AT&T and Comcast have already hinted they will sue the FCC over the rules and, in particular, their reclassification as broadband services.

3. Some broadband providers say the FCC's rules ban them from effectively managing traffic on their networks. Is this true?

That depends on how they want to manage traffic. According to the FCC, broadband providers need to show a technically justified rationale for how they manage traffic, rather than for purely business reasons.

Generally speaking, this means your broadband provider can block spam from your email inbox, block traffic from a denial of service attack and slow down or redirect traffic to ensure the network runs smoothly during times of congestion, so long as the provider isn't targeting any particular application or traffic source. It can't block or slow down access to video streaming services like Netflix or Hulu just because it thinks those services use too much bandwidth.



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It's all about the monopolies wanting to manage content.

Why would Title II have stifled investment, if they are being honest? Comcast has wallpapered Twitter with their statement in support of Net Neutrality and their guarantee not to violate it.

ISPs already have the ability to limit data usage, sell speed based service levels and do everything except discriminate about content to the user. The truth is that they want to act like cable companies and continue the broken consumer unfriendly ways that they cut their teeth on. Packages of 1000 channels you don't want that you must purchase to view the one channel you want to see.

Snippy's personal Republicunt sent out that Broadband For American shit as his justification for supporting Ajit Pai.

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http://fortune.com/2017/11/25/1-million-fake-fcc-comments-net-neutrality-were-probably-fake/

Kaos investigation adds to prior evidence of fake comments on the FCC system, some made using stolen personal information from real people. Another investigation found that many comments supporting net neutrality used fake emails and physical addresses, and were generated using forms such as the Electronic Frontier Foundations Dear FCC. Fortunes Aaron Pressman has argued that undermining the public comment system would give a tactical edge to industry opponents of net neutrality, and that seems to be the thinking of the Trump FCC itself, which has refused to cooperate with an investigation into the fake comments by the New York Attorney General. That leaves the public comment process clouded in confusion, rendering real comments from concerned citizens politically meaningless.



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https://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2017/01/24/why-is-the-media-smearing-new-fcc-chair-ajit-pai-as-the-enemy-of-net-neutrality/#56e12be3438e

Media outlets across the political spectrum reporting on Pais promotion have focused on a single issuethe FCCs controversial 2015 open Internet rulemaking, which transformed Internet access providers into public utilities.  In doing so, they have trivialized the very real and important issues facing the agency and its new Chairman.

 

Much worse than that, they have badly conflated and misreported Pais views on net neutrality itselfan almost entirely separate topic.

But first, a reality check.  Pai has consistently supported the basic principles of net neutralitythe common sense view that ISPs should not be allowed to block specific legal websites or devices, intentionally slow some traffic to benefit others, misrepresent their network management practices or otherwise behave in conduct long-considered anti-competitive in American law.

History bears out this admission.  Each time Title II advocates have had the opportunity to pass enforceable net neutrality rules without turning ISPs into utilities, they have balked.

 

And now that a new Administration is likely to do just that, public utility proponents are turning up the volume on their rhetoric to eleven, hoping to confuse the media and consumers into believing that what is at risk here is the very survival of the Internet as we know it, whether it be from the Trump White House, Congress or the FCCs new Chairman.

Objecting to utility treatment for access providers is somehow turned into a direct attack on the open Internet and everything it stands for, including freedom of speech, democracy, and free content and services.

 

But stripped of the alarmist rhetoric, consumers might actually see that whats at stake has little or nothing to do with almost completely uncontroversial neutrality principles, and everything to do with preserving the legally fragile and economically disastrous application of public utility regulation to ISPs.

 

Perhaps there is an economic case to be made for upending twenty years of successful Internet policy, but if so there is no effort to make it.

 

Whats unfortunate is that so many media outlets have fallen into the net neutrality trap, a function of over-reliance on a very few sources with a clear agenda to turn the conversation away from anything that requires facts and analysis when emotion will do the job.

 

The sky is still not falling for the open Internetnot with a Trump election, not with Congressional legislation that would enshrine enforceable net neutrality rules, not with a return of enforcement power to the Federal Trade Commission.  And not with Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman

The closer we get to a permanent solution to Internet governance issues that really matter to consumers, unfortunately, the louder and more desperate the pro-utility lobby will become.

 

Until then, dont fall for well-crafted and well-rehearsed obfuscations.  Ask to see the facts, and decide for yourself.



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Ajit Pai speaking as an advocate against Title II is all it takes for Snippy. He's all over the airwaves spewing a very well-polished, but illogical, conservative shitshow. (Trust the monopolies, if they're bad, FTC will make them behave.) Forbes seems to think Ajit Pai is the victim. He's a very active player.

Also ignored os the previous chairman's history as a cable lobbyist. Title II was a grassroots effort that went through despite the Obama FCC's make-up, not because of it.

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These motherfuckers are so sure that it's a done deal, that they've already paid-off their buds in Congress

:https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/comcast-quietly-drops-promise-not-to-charge-tolls-for-internet-fast-lanes/



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Snippy wrote:

Boo Hoo!!


 Tell us again how ya really feel, and dont hold back.....



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The video.... no

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/364884-fcc-chair-dances-with-pizzagate-proponent-in-video-promoting



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Snippy wrote:


The video.... no

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/364884-fcc-chair-dances-with-pizzagate-proponent-in-video-promoting


 Give yerself a red card....

 

https://youtu.be/S12jsc7Uofs



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