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Message 1647059 - Posted: 26 Feb 2015, 23:08:14 UTC

The headline "FCC votes to classify Internet as a public utility" is posted here.

That is Net Neutrality wins for now.

This is a big win for us crunchers in particular and consumers in general.

We'll see if this favorable FCC ruling survives an assault from Big Media. For example the president of AT&T has threatened to sue.
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Message 1647123 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 1:59:36 UTC - in response to Message 1647105.  
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The headline "FCC votes to classify Internet as a public utility" is posted here.

That is Net Neutrality wins for now.

This is a big win for us crunchers in particular and consumers in general.

We'll see if this favorable FCC ruling survives an assault from Big Media. For example the president of AT&T has threatened to sue.

Since you are for this Act, and have read it, of course:

Any there any 'Details' you might Question?

What are they?


I think the tough part to handle administratively ("enforce") would be the incomplete application of Title II. That is, the FCC has decided to pick and choose what to enforce. Indeed, this may be enough for the coming court challenges to be successful.

However, stepping back, looking at the big picture, I go back to the old Part 15 which included the term "Public convenience and necessity." This phrase was dropped in these latter years, in my opinion to the detriment of the public interest. Treating the net as a utility is right it seems to me. Under the concept of public convenience and necessity a given utility can grow large in power but be regulated to not exploit the customer base. The regulatory goal is to optimize the valuable shared resource for the user base, spreading access broadly across region and demographic. Thus the asset contributes to the improvement and advancement of society and so the benefits do not so narrowly accrue to the utility alone.
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Message 1647157 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 5:15:51 UTC

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Message 1647179 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 7:36:48 UTC

Good one bob ....glad you understood that ?
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Message 1647308 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 15:27:27 UTC

With the FCC's Interpretation of Title II, probably subjected to successful court challenges. The Good, will be thrown-out, with the Bad.

Yup. It's likely. I'm just hoping we have a window to lay the groundwork for another attempt. This would likely be near the end of this century or early on in the next one.
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