[opendtv] Re: The never ending battle over net neutrality is far from over
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:17:09 +0000
Monty Solomon posted:
The never ending battle over net neutrality is far from over. Here's
what's coming next.
As the FCC and net neutrality activists gear up for a court fight,
many policy experts say they're exhausted.
Another reporter who can't get it right. They need to open their eyes and
understand where telecom neutrality comes from. Amazing how they keep sounding
like telecom neutrality began in 2015. As I said, that one article a few days
ago is the only one I have seen that got all the main points.
And also, in 2014, it was hardly a "major victory for Verizon." Not unless you
were too nearsighted to read what the court was saying. The court simply
explained to Tom Wheeler that neutrality had to mandated a different way, by
the FCC. As in, "hint hint." They did not tell the FCC that it was overstepping
its authority. Tom Wheeler, not a stubborn crook like the current Chairman, who
was trying to do what's right, instead of trying his best to re-create the
cable TV gatekeeper model with Internet access, said "Oooooh. Now I get it."
And did what's right.
Another example of lack of perspective, in this article, when it says that in
"[The FCC took the] extraordinary step of classifying Internet providers as
telecom providers ..."
Nothing extraordinary about it. The FCC took the same step, and for the same
reason, that the ICC took in 1906-1910. The Internet flourished under Title II
in the dialup era, and now the monopolistic new service providers were
exploiting their incorrectly classified new monopolies. And we found out, one
example of bad behavior was with Vonage, which predates BitTorrent by 2 years.
Even before the video streaming era began.
This Chairman seems to like the idea of web site owners getting in bed with
service providers, to provide "innovative" business models from 1980. Just what
we need. Halfwits or crooks, take your pick, who haven't gotten past their
infatuation with cable TV. I was hoping this article would get into the coming
lawsuits, but it didn't.
Courts, do the right thing.
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