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(The Register)   Mozilla petitions the FCC to halt Verizon and Comcast from ruining the internet   (theregister.co.uk ) divider line
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3819 clicks; posted to Business » on 05 May 2014 at 8:26 PM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-05 08:34:38 PM  
7 votes:
Seriously the FCC should not be allowed to employ former employees of any company under their jurisdiction in any post where they could influence rule making due to potential conflict of interests.
2014-05-05 08:32:38 PM  
3 votes:
So mozilla is petitioning the former ceos of verizon and comcast, to not work in the interests of verizon and comcast.

lol. Good luck with that.
2014-05-06 11:08:25 AM  
2 votes:

grimlock1972: Seriously the FCC should not be allowed to employ former employees of any company under their jurisdiction in any post where they could influence rule making due to potential conflict of interests.


No shiat.  The relationship between the FCC and communication companies should fall somewhere on the spectrum between "Adversarial" and "hostile".
2014-05-05 09:59:34 PM  
2 votes:

fluffy2097: So mozilla is petitioning the former ceos of verizon and comcast, to not work in the interests of verizon and comcast.

lol. Good luck with that.


The problem with assigning regulators is you necessarily have to hire someone with relevant industry experience so they have some knowledge of what they're regulating. However, hiring former executives who exited under amicable terms is the wrong way to go about it.

You need to get middle managers who were laid off for no reason, or better yet, fired for stupid personal reasons or for blowing the whistle on malfeasance they had no other power to do anything about and thus have an axe to grind. That's where you'll find effective regulators.
2014-05-05 09:39:40 PM  
2 votes:
I'd like to see level 3, cogent, and the other high level providers just shut down for 24 hours in protest.

Watching the ENTIRE WORLD fall into chaos as they can't update facebook or manipulate the stock market would be farking hilarious.
2014-05-06 04:01:02 PM  
1 vote:
b-b-b-b---bb-bb-bbbut Freedom!!


protect it!


(so us Big Business criminals can do as we please and steal what we wish)
2014-05-06 10:12:38 AM  
1 vote:

max_pooper: An update to Firefox Petition is available:

Firefox Petition 2.02.12.03.0256.0125.236

It is strongly advised that you upgrade as soon as possible.



A new newupdate is available: Petition 6.02.12.03.0256.0125.236

Changelog: fixed spelling and punctuation, several paged moved to different areas new font.
2014-05-06 09:10:09 AM  
1 vote:
I think that regulations like this would be perfectly in line with the constitutional requirement of a post office.  It's funny how we have "modernized" almost every part of the constitution except for that part.  The whole intent was that there should be readily accessible, basic means of communication that is free from interference from the government and private sectors.
2014-05-06 09:06:57 AM  
1 vote:

jenlen: Curious: love how the article tried to end on a positive note by citing obama. the guy who so far has failed (miserably) to follow through on so many things.

Lucky thing for you that you did not say that in the Politics tab - the natives there would circle the wagons and attempt to destroy you for your criticism of their god, Obama!


There appear to be a significant number of liberals who are upset with Obama for turning out to be the Reagan Democrat he always represente himself to be.
It's a mystery to me, fellas.
2014-05-06 08:48:20 AM  
1 vote:
My god, does this country ever suck.

We actually have a government that spends the majority of its time working AGAINST ITS OWN PEOPLE. And we ELECTED much of it!

Jebus Christ, the people here are stupid. Just have an angry radio personality yell at them and tell them why they should be angry, and these worthless morons will go along with anything.

 Sure. Net neutrality is all about keeping government regulation off the internet.

Things are never going to get better, are they?
2014-05-05 10:07:26 PM  
1 vote:

cman: MrEricSir: [farm1.staticflickr.com image 320x240]

Remember when we deregulated power providers? Yeah, let's do the same for internet providers. I mean, what's the worst that could happen?

I hate people who use this word, but Strawman.


Could it be you hate those people because you don't understand what the word means?
2014-05-05 09:37:39 PM  
1 vote:

fluffy2097: So mozilla is petitioning the former ceos of verizon and comcast, to not work in the interests of verizon and comcast.

lol. Good luck with that.


Actually, they're probably hoping the FCC rejects it out of hand, so they can start a civil action over it and get it reclassified by court order instead of FCC policy.  That would be a lot more binding and not as subject to the usual bribery.

It'll still be an uphill battle because, let's face it, Obama is blatantly lying through his teeth about his administration's position on the matter, anyone who doesn't know that by now is a farking moron and will do everything he can to undercut any court ruling in favor of equal access or transparency.  But still probably the best shot here, they just have to cross all the ts and dot all the is before taking it in that direction.
 
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