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(Washington Post) NewsFlash FCC: You know how we said we'd reconsider this net neutrality paid priority thing? We lied   (m.washingtonpost.com) divider line 886
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2014-05-15 11:43:24 AM  
thanks obama
 
2014-05-15 11:43:29 AM  
The industry insider that heads the FCC sides with the industry? No way!
 
2014-05-15 11:43:59 AM  
Fark!
 
2014-05-15 11:44:03 AM  
Welp, it's been nice knowing ya, internets.
 
2014-05-15 11:44:11 AM  
Cat videos are going to cost a fortune now.
 
2014-05-15 11:44:39 AM  
I'd post an image to express my anger over this, but the website it is hosted on didn't pay their ISP the ransom fee for .jpg files.
 
2014-05-15 11:44:44 AM  
Okay, we need a backup plan.

Digging up cables of companies that do this?  Boycotts?  Class action lawsuit for failure to deliver promised service?
 
2014-05-15 11:45:13 AM  

sprawl15: thanks obama


From the article: "The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines, ..." I will let you guess who appointed the three.
 
2014-05-15 11:45:23 AM  
Oh, and you now have to pay internet postage for all your emails too.
 
2014-05-15 11:45:26 AM  
1. It's not a final rule.

2. Ruelmaking authority is subservient to legislative power.

3. Congress can always act and supersede the FCC.

4. The solution is therefore that we stop electing Republicans to Congress, or at least any Republican (or Democrat, for that matter) who supports anything less than treating ISPs as common carriers.
 
2014-05-15 11:45:35 AM  
This is going to really hurt my Super Karate Monkey Death Car.
 
2014-05-15 11:45:53 AM  
I will not jerk off to dial up speeds again!

/my cold dead hands
 
2014-05-15 11:46:24 AM  
This is gonna work out great for the "everyman" of America.

No, really it is.  A whole bunch of the goodness won't get concentrated at the top, leaving everyone else scrapping for the crumbs.

No, not here, not in America.  Never happen.

Guess I better pull my old ham radios out of storage....
 
2014-05-15 11:46:28 AM  
Fark is farked
 
2014-05-15 11:46:34 AM  

sdd2000: sprawl15: thanks obama

From the article: "The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines, ..." I will let you guess who appointed the three.


george soros?
 
2014-05-15 11:46:45 AM  
From the TFA:  "The next phase will be four months of public comments, after which the commissioners will vote again on redrafted rules that are meant to take into account public opinion. But the enactment of final rules faces significant challenges."

This is just the first step in the process. No need to freak out. Yet.
 
2014-05-15 11:46:53 AM  
fox, hen house, etc.,

www.thedailysheeple.com
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?
 
2014-05-15 11:46:59 AM  
If they can't censor it, they'll make you pay.  Not really a big surprise.
 
2014-05-15 11:47:02 AM  

sdd2000: sprawl15: thanks obama

From the article: "The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines, ..." I will let you guess who appointed the three.


etrangermysterieux.files.wordpress.com
"You guessed it: Frank Stallone."
 
2014-05-15 11:47:02 AM  

ikanreed: Okay, we need a backup plan.

Digging up cables of companies that do this?  Boycotts?  Class action lawsuit for failure to deliver promised service?


What promised services? "Up to" whatever speeds you're paying for?
 
2014-05-15 11:47:03 AM  
affordablehousinginstitute.org
 
2014-05-15 11:47:11 AM  

sprawl15: sdd2000: sprawl15: thanks obama

From the article: "The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines, ..." I will let you guess who appointed the three.

george soros?


wait, no, bill ayers
 
2014-05-15 11:47:11 AM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: 1. It's not a final rule.

2. Ruelmaking authority is subservient to legislative power.

3. Congress can always act and supersede the FCC.

4. The solution is therefore that we stop electing Republicans to Congress, or at least any Republican (or Democrat, for that matter) who supports anything less than treating ISPs as common carriers.


Congress can't act. Boehner is letting stupid person Marsha Blackburn spout off how Net Neutrality is socialism and has for like 4 years.
 
2014-05-15 11:47:13 AM  
JUST FARKING GREAT!!!!!   I'm sure the ISPs and streaming services won't raise their prices on us too much..........
 
2014-05-15 11:47:18 AM  
So, how long until we're charged by the Mb for service?
 
2014-05-15 11:47:28 AM  

sprawl15: thanks obama


Quite literally this time.

Hope and change!
 
2014-05-15 11:47:29 AM  
Keep voting in republicans. That's the way to protect the little guy.
 
2014-05-15 11:47:55 AM  
Whellllp....time to go download a bunch of pr0n while I still can.
 
2014-05-15 11:47:59 AM  

medius: I will not jerk off to dial up speeds again!

/my cold dead hands


At that speed, something will be cold & dead, but it won't be your hands...
 
2014-05-15 11:48:00 AM  

bighairyguy: Oh, and you now have to pay internet postage for all your emails too.


www.posthastedirect.com
 
2014-05-15 11:48:01 AM  
 
2014-05-15 11:48:02 AM  

ikanreed: Okay, we need a backup plan.

Digging up cables of companies that do this?  Boycotts?  Class action lawsuit for failure to deliver promised service?


Digging up cables...pretty sure thats a federal offense.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:03 AM  

ikanreed: Okay, we need a backup plan.

Digging up cables of companies that do this?  Boycotts?  Class action lawsuit for failure to deliver promised service?



A class action suit has to be the way to do this. If I contract for 30mb/sec. INTERNET access, then that is what they should deliver.Who am I kidding, we the plebes have lost control. Capital has won the battle.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:06 AM  

dababler: Obama's Reptiloid Master: 1. It's not a final rule.

2. Ruelmaking authority is subservient to legislative power.

3. Congress can always act and supersede the FCC.

4. The solution is therefore that we stop electing Republicans to Congress, or at least any Republican (or Democrat, for that matter) who supports anything less than treating ISPs as common carriers.

Congress can't act. Boehner is letting stupid person Marsha Blackburn spout off how Net Neutrality is socialism and has for like 4 years.


The bill can start in the Senate.

The HoR is farked, sure, but that's the fault of gerrymandering.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:09 AM  
So what. I already downloaded all the porn on the internet to my hard drive...
 
2014-05-15 11:48:17 AM  
The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines

Who got party lines in my FCC?

So much for that whole "public interest" idea.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:22 AM  
Time for another total internet blackout in protest.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:24 AM  

sdd2000: sprawl15: thanks obama

From the article: "The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines, ..." I will let you guess who appointed the three.


All of these commissioners were appointed by Obama.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:32 AM  
Dear people at the FCC: Fark you. And you, and you, and you.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:35 AM  
Whelp,

We're boned.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:44 AM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: 1. It's not a final rule.

2. Ruelmaking authority is subservient to legislative power.

3. Congress can always act and supersede the FCC.

4. The solution is therefore that we stop electing Republicans to Congress, or at least any Republican (or Democrat, for that matter) who supports anything less than treating ISPs as common carriers.


Do you really think the Republican led Congress is going to try to change the rules to keep ISPs from making more and more profit? Especially since most (if not all) of those Republican congressmen/women (Democrats too) are lobbied to support these profits through legislation.
 
2014-05-15 11:48:53 AM  
Currently BREAKING NEWS on at least 5 local channels to me? Aaron Hernandez indicted on two more murder charges. Mention of something that actually impacts people watching said news? Zero.

Sad day.
 
2014-05-15 11:49:13 AM  

IgG4: From the TFA:  "The next phase will be four months of public comments, after which the commissioners will vote again on redrafted rules that are meant to take into account public opinion. But the enactment of final rules faces significant challenges."

This is just the first step in the process. No need to freak out. Yet.


This shiat is a done deal, probably has been for a while.
 
2014-05-15 11:49:14 AM  

IgG4: From the TFA:  "The next phase will be four months of public comments, after which the commissioners will vote again on redrafted rules that are meant to take into account public opinion. But the enactment of final rules faces significant challenges."

This is just the first step in the process. No need to freak out. Yet.


I realize that they have to allow public comments by law, but...it's been made pretty clear how the vast majority of (involved) citizens feel about these rules. And they still proposed them. What's to stop them from simply ignoring all of the feedback from here on, as well?
 
2014-05-15 11:49:35 AM  
Wheeler's proposal is part of a larger "net neutrality" plan that forbids Internet service providers from outright blocking Web sites. And he promised a series of measures to ensure the new paid prioritization practices are done fairly and don't harm consumers. The agency said it had developed a "multifaceted dispute resolution process" on enforcement.

Who the fark is "Wheeler"? The word appears once on the page, right in the quote I posted above. Do they even require an 8th grade education to write for the Washington Post, or can my dog get a job there?
 
2014-05-15 11:49:36 AM  

m1ke: This is going to really hurt my Super Karate Monkey Death Car.


We need more Macho Business Donkey Wrestlers.
 
2014-05-15 11:49:41 AM  
Trickle down Internet.
 
2014-05-15 11:49:50 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Obama's Reptiloid Master: 1. It's not a final rule.

2. Ruelmaking authority is subservient to legislative power.

3. Congress can always act and supersede the FCC.

4. The solution is therefore that we stop electing Republicans to Congress, or at least any Republican (or Democrat, for that matter) who supports anything less than treating ISPs as common carriers.

Do you really think the Republican led Congress is going to try to change the rules to keep ISPs from making more and more profit? Especially since most (if not all) of those Republican congressmen/women (Democrats too) are lobbied to support these profits through legislation.


If they don't, vote them out and install new representatives. No one said democracy was going to be easy.
 
2014-05-15 11:49:53 AM  
Bend over, America. Here comes the big red, white and blue (and COMCASTIC!) dick in your ass.


//Carlin was right. "They call it the American dream, because you'd have to be asleep to believe it."
//FARK YOU COMCAST
 
2014-05-15 11:49:54 AM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: 1. It's not a final rule.

2. Ruelmaking authority is subservient to legislative power.

3. Congress can always act and supersede the FCC.

4. The solution is therefore that we stop electing Republicans to Congress, or at least any Republican (or Democrat, for that matter) who supports anything less than treating ISPs as common carriers.


This is one time your Fark handle is going to hurt your effort to sway the direction of Republican votes.
 
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