[opendtv] Re: Net neutrality is dead -- what happens next?
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:03:28 +0000
Monty Solomon posted:
Net neutrality is dead - what happens next?https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/15/16780564/net-neutrality-is-dead-what-happens-next
Nothing new in this article, really. But I am reminded that when some court or
other had deemed that a "do not call list" was illegal, it only took days for
Congress to make damned sure it became legal. Too bad that this time, Congress
seems particularly dumbass in understanding the issues. To the point of
mouthing platitudes about how the great combination of two powerful agencies
were going to ensure that we have an open and neutral Internet.
Pretty ignorant, IMO. Do they only listen to the Chairman's cynical slogans,
which say precisely the OPPOSITE of what he's doing, every single time? Is it
any wonder why their approval rating is in the teens, at best?
But I don't understand why the author is saying that the non-neutrality law
will take effect right away. Legal challenges stopped the Tom Wheeler FCC dead
in its tracks, when it attempted to mandate neutrality the wrong way. I would
think we could see a repeat of just that kind of swift action, since there has
been absolutely no evidence of anything going wrong, with the Title II
classification. It's not like Title II is some brand new concept, right?
And again, as to how the service providers will react, that's really obvious.
Slowly, bit by bit, they will do exactly the same things they've been doing for
their entire existence. And you can bet, it would become progressively worse
over time. We have a very long history of their behavior, when unchecked,
becoming progressively worse. No need to pretend it's a big unknown.
Assuming broadband service non-neutrality would ever be permitted to last. It
won't, and the crook in charge will have egg on his face.
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