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Net neutrality: turns out, people love it
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RS Wood
2017-06-10 02:10:40 UTC
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From the «us.politics.repub.douchebags» department:
Title: You know this net neutrality thing? Well, people love it
Author: Kieren McCarthy
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:21:05 -0400
Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/09/pai_net_neutrality_plan/

Paging Commissioner Pai: Your 'plan' is less popular than Trumpcare

It's a funny thing, but the ability to buy an internet connection and not have
the company you buy it from control what you can see and at what speed you can
see it is a popular thing in the Land of the Free^TM.…
RS Wood
2017-06-10 02:17:04 UTC
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On 2017-06-10, RS Wood <***@therandymon.com> wrote: > From the
«us.politics.repub.douchebags» department: > Title: You know this net
neutrality thing? Well, people love it > Author: Kieren McCarthy >
Post by RS Wood
Paging Commissioner Pai: Your 'plan' is less popular than
Trumpcare > > It's a funny thing, but the ability to buy an internet
connection and not have > the company you buy it from control what you
can see and at what speed you can > see it is a popular thing in the
Land of the Free^TM.…

There's this, too, at Soylent:

Feed: SoylentNews
Title: Reddit, Amazon Push for "Day of Action" on July 12 to Protest
the Killing of
Net Neutrality
Author: charon
Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/06/09/0041245&from=rss
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:19:00 -0400

MrPlow[1] writes:

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

So as we've been noting, a lot of people remain under the
impression that companies like Google and Netflix still support net
neutrality, and they'll be rushing in any moment now to help thwart
the FCC's latest attempt to kill the rules[2]. In reality, Techdirt
readers know that Google hasn't actually supported net neutrality
since around 2010 or so[3]. Netflix, also perceived as a consumer
ally on the subject, made it clear recently that it no longer sees
the need to fight for net neutrality[4] now that it's an
international video powerhouse. The company's shift from disruption
engines to slightly myopic legacy turf protectors should surprise
nobody.

That said, Google and Netflix's departure from the conversation
left many net neutrality advocates wondering if any bigger
companies would be willing to lend a hand in the latest chapter in
the debate. Amazon managed to answer that question this week by
throwing its weight behind a July 12 "Day of Action" being
coordinated by consumer advocacy group Fight For the Future.
According to the group's website[5], Amazon will join Reddit,
Etsy, the ACLU, California ISP Sonic, Mozilla, Kickstarter,
BitTorrent, Github and Vimeo for a day of protest -- both online
and off -- against the FCC's plan to gut the popular consumer
protections.

The plan appears to be to mirror the Internet Slowdown Day[6] back
in 2014. You'll recall that that effort, which involved numerous
major websites warning their visitors about the threat to net
neutrality via site banners, helped convince Tom Wheeler to stop
half-assing things, and classify ISPs as common carriers under
Title II of the Communications Act (giving them the adequate legal
authority to enforce the rules). His decision was subsequently
supported by the courts[7].

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