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Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

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From the NY Times. Another victory for net neutrality and internet freedom.

WASHINGTON — High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.

The decision affirmed the government’s view that broadband is as essential as the phone and power and should be available to all Americans, rather than a luxury that does not need close government supervision.

The 2-to-1 decision from a three-judge panel at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday came in a case about rules applying to a doctrine known as net neutrality, which prohibit broadband companies from blocking or slowing the delivery of internet content to consumers.

Those rules, created by the Federal Communications Commission in early 2015, started a huge legal battle as cable, telecom and wireless internet providers sued to overturn regulations that they said went far beyond the F.C.C.’s authority and would hurt their businesses. On the other side, millions of consumers and giant tech firms rallied in favor of the regulations. President Obama also called for the strictest possible mandates on broadband providers.

For once, money is not winning out in Washington. Internet access will remain categorized as what it should be, a utility, and all the consumer protections that offers. This is a real win for consumers sadly many Republicans, including Trump, disagree and support the exploitation of the ISPs and the end of internet freedom.
 

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From the NY Times. Another victory for net neutrality and internet freedom.



For once, money is not winning out in Washington. Internet access will remain categorized as what it should be, a utility, and all the consumer protections that offers. This is a real win for consumers sadly many Republicans, including Trump, disagree and support the exploitation of the ISPs and the end of internet freedom.

Yay for Net Neutrality! :peace
 

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From the NY Times. Another victory for net neutrality and internet freedom.



For once, money is not winning out in Washington. Internet access will remain categorized as what it should be, a utility, and all the consumer protections that offers. This is a real win for consumers sadly many Republicans, including Trump, disagree and support the exploitation of the ISPs and the end of internet freedom.

Sadly, many Democrats really don't understand the issue. Big government and taxes are the answer to everything for them.
 

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Sadly, many Democrats really don't understand the issue. Big government and taxes are the answer to everything for them.

There is a roughly 124% chance that you don't know what this thread is about.
 

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hooray for Debate Politics not being relegated to the slow lane.
 

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Sadly, many Democrats really don't understand the issue. Big government and taxes are the answer to everything for them.

If some people had their way, the internet would be like cable TV. OK, here's your basic internet package:

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The internet would still be free....... For the basic package. If you wanted to go to web sites not in the basic package, you would have to pay through the nose. In the end, for the majority of people, it would be corporations deciding where you would be allowed to surf. Welcome to the Soviet Internet.
 

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Yay, for higher rates!...lol!

It was long ago determined that you have no idea what net neutrality is. You also told me that if I didn't like my ISP, I could just "get wi-fi."
 

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Actually because they can actually effectively regulate the ISPs, it puts an end to their extortion.

That's what they said about obamacare. The Kaiser Foundation said today that insurance rates are going up...again.
 

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It was long ago determined that you have no idea what net neutrality is. You also told me that if I didn't like my ISP, I could just "get wi-fi."

You won't have any choice, once the government takes over.
 

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It was long ago determined that you have no idea what net neutrality is. You also told me that if I didn't like my ISP, I could just "get wi-fi."

I will never forget that day.
 

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I'm waiting.

I think we're all waiting for you to finally give in and go to the Wikipedia page on net neutrality. I have never seen a poster steadfastly refuse to learn about a subject for multiple years.
 

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From the NY Times. Another victory for net neutrality and internet freedom.



For once, money is not winning out in Washington. Internet access will remain categorized as what it should be, a utility, and all the consumer protections that offers. This is a real win for consumers sadly many Republicans, including Trump, disagree and support the exploitation of the ISPs and the end of internet freedom.

20 years ago internet was a luxury, today it is a necessity, and nearly everything requires internet. Companies have been trying to exploit the fact it is no longer a luxory, knowing people can no longer function without it unless a major reform occured to our infratructure to retrograde it to pre internet methods.
 

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I think we're all waiting for you to finally give in and go to the Wikipedia page on net neutrality. I have never seen a poster steadfastly refuse to learn about a subject for multiple years.

It's not even that hard to understand, really.
 

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Ok, I'll start...and if your only retort is, "yer stoopid", or, "you a liar", please, spare us that bull****...

Forbes Welcome
 

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Ok, you explain it. Show your work.

Net Neutrality:

"The principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites."
 

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Net Neutrality:

"The principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites."

That's all you have? You can't show us the rules, that were created without legislation, and tell why they're so awesone?
 
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