US regulator scraps net neutrality for cable companies

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US regulator scraps net neutrality for cable companies

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:11 am

US regulator scraps net neutrality rules that protect open internet
15 December 2017
The US’s top media regulator voted to end rules protecting an open internet on Thursday, a move critics warn will hand control of the future of the web to cable and telecoms companies.

At a packed meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, the watchdog’s commissioners voted three to two to dismantle the “net neutrality” rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from charging websites more for delivering certain services or blocking others should they, for example, compete with services the cable company also offers.

Net neutrality’s advocates argue that an open internet has been essential to the creation of today’s web, and has allowed companies like Skype to compete with telecoms providers and Netflix to change the media landscape. They say the removal of the rules will affect consumers worldwide.

Cable companies have attempted to block or slow competing services in the past, and the rules were meant to prevent such cases arising in future. Removing the rules, critics argue, will stifle the online innovations that have been enjoyed by people worldwide and set a dangerous precedent for other countries looking to take firmer control of the internet or to hand oversight to corporations...
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... n-internet
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Re: US regulator scraps net neutrality for cable companies

Post by soup » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:33 am

And this asinine senators behavior has resulted in death threats to him, harassment of his family and his inability to go to CES. Long may it continue!!!! :angry: =@ :evil:

IMNSOHO, he is just as bad as the fuck that allowed for the printing of the US dollar to be done by a private company!
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