[opendtv] Re: FCC restores freedom of monopolistic ISPs to act as they please
- From: Craig Birkmaier <brewmastercraig@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:09:47 -0500
It’s over Bert.
Time to move on.
And changing the title of an article to push your agenda is NOT OK here.
On Dec 14, 2017, at 2:51 PM, Manfredi, Albert E
And by the way, what a bunch of liars. There was no detailed analysis.
Did you read the order Bert?
This was an extremist yahoo move, preordained, based only on dogmatic
slogans, going against a policy that has worked well for over a century
This is an extremist yahoo statement. The communications policy of the United
States did “work” under FCC rule for much of the last century, but it was NOT
“in the public interest” as required under the original communications act. It
was a century of favorable regulation of special interests in the telecom and
broadcast industries. As a result consumers paid monopoly prices for
telecommunications and innovations were blocked or delayed by decades...
Talk about a NON-NEUTRAL regulatory playing field.
We have only seen real benefits to consumers in the last few decades, as this
regulatory regime has been deregulated.
. And there are no consumer protections here, other than to make ISPs explain
how they intend to screw their consumers. Also liars in how they describe the
Supreme Court's comments. The Supreme Court, in 2005, said quite clearly that
all ISPs should be classified as common carriers, and that they couldn't see
This is fake news. Hopefully the appeal of the Title II order that was put on
hold pending this decision can now make its way to the Supreme Court, where
they can reprimand the District Court for trying to reverse the 2005 decision.
The amount of competition for fixed broadband service will not change with
this corrupted vote, just as it did not increase between 2000 and 2015.
Who are you buying your broadband service from Bert?
When did verizon overbuild Cox in your market?
And what about, " Eliminates the vague and expansive Internet Conduct
Standard, under which the FCC could micromanage innovative business models."
That too is laughable.
No Bert, your response is laughable.
The Internet Conduct Rule was an open door for the FCC to go after ANYTHING
they want in the future. Thankfully it is now history.
The only "business models" helped by this are those of the local monopolies,
to go back to the 40 year old cable TV ideas. A real improvement! Those with
"innovative business models" told this tone deaf FCC what they needed, and it
wasn't walled-in cable TV.
Cable TV is dying..
You keep telling us that subscribers are cutting the cord, and moving online
where there is real competition...for now.
At least you had something to celebrate yesterday while the FCC was pulling the
plug on the regulatory state that you love so much. Soon, Disney will control
Hulu and by 2019 will launch two additional streaming SVOD services.
Who needs five big media conglomerates anyway, Might as well jus let them all
merge into a real monopoly.
And take a look at mobile. It becomes a private service. At least there, we
have competition, so the wireless ISPs have to listen to the consumers.
Why do we have competition in the mobile markets Bert?
Clue. It’s called DEREGULATION.
It is what happens when “the establishment” allows an industry to move from
heavy handed regulation to a competitive business model.
Extraneous garbage removed...
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