Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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 65
    More: NewsFlash, Federal Communications Commission, net neutrality, internet, new economy  
•       •       •

19174 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 May 2014 at 11:42 AM (42 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»


Want to get NewsFlash notifications in email?

Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2014-05-15 11:45:53 AM  
13 votes:
I will not jerk off to dial up speeds again!

/my cold dead hands
2014-05-15 11:51:10 AM  
8 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-05-15 11:47:03 AM  
6 votes:
affordablehousinginstitute.org
2014-05-15 11:47:02 AM  
6 votes:

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 11:46:34 AM  
6 votes:

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 12:51:25 PM  
4 votes:

Biff_Steel: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: This country in no way resembles the nation of my youth.

[img.fark.net image 600x865]


Is it me, or is Ann turning into Roger from American Dad?
2014-05-15 11:53:23 AM  
4 votes:
What is that?  Is that the FCC deciding to do the right thing?
img4.wikia.nocookie.net
2014-05-15 11:44:39 AM  
4 votes:
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 12:48:33 PM  
3 votes:

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


www.charmofthecarolines.com
2014-05-15 11:51:09 AM  
3 votes:

ikanreed: Digging up cables of companies that do this?


It is about to the point where acts of violence are becoming the only thing our representatives and lawmakers pay attention to.

What do we call it to make sure it gets good headlines? Wiregate? Occupy Copper?

Wait... Got it.


Wireghazi.
2014-05-15 11:48:09 AM  
3 votes:
So what. I already downloaded all the porn on the internet to my hard drive...
2014-05-15 11:46:53 AM  
3 votes:
fox, hen house, etc.,

www.thedailysheeple.com
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?
2014-05-15 11:45:23 AM  
3 votes:
Oh, and you now have to pay internet postage for all your emails too.
2014-05-15 11:44:11 AM  
3 votes:
Cat videos are going to cost a fortune now.
2014-05-15 02:23:26 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net

/cough
2014-05-15 12:54:49 PM  
2 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: You assholes keep voting for the fascists. Enjoy the results.


Red or Blue they'll both screw you, Eiffel Towering the American people since 1913.
2014-05-15 12:22:59 PM  
2 votes:
This will lead to spending more time with your loved ones, outdoors.

Someone has got to do something!


"Dear congressperson:  This will impact your Ashley Madison usage"
2014-05-15 12:06:55 PM  
2 votes:

Hi! I can lick my own eyebrows: Thank FSM that I have enough porn downloaded to last two lifetimes.


You can have enough porn?
2014-05-15 11:57:17 AM  
2 votes:

qorkfiend: The industry insider that heads the FCC sides with the industry? No way!


Hey now, just because Tom Wheeler is a former cable company lobbyist deep in the pocket of his former employees it doesn't mean he can't make an objective and unbiased decision on Net Neutrality. I'm sure he considered all the relevant facts and listened closely to public opinion before doing exactly what Comcast told him to do.

It's depressing as all hell that a Net Neutrality protest gets all of a half a dozen people while tens of thousands will march drive their hoverounds through DC to protest  healthcare laws that largely benefit them.
2014-05-15 11:55:05 AM  
2 votes:
I hope they wait until I've finished downloading my car.
2014-05-15 11:53:33 AM  
2 votes:
I guess I better bite the pillow because they're going in dry...
2014-05-15 11:51:10 AM  
2 votes:
Don't worry. Those faster broadband speeds will eventually "trickle down" to the sites that can't afford to pay. Everyone wins, see?
2014-05-15 11:50:43 AM  
2 votes:
Fark needs to think of some revolutionary slogans for a free internet... Live Stream or Die? The Internet will not be televised? I'm really bad at this...
2014-05-15 11:49:41 AM  
2 votes:
Trickle down Internet.
2014-05-15 11:47:29 AM  
2 votes:
Keep voting in republicans. That's the way to protect the little guy.
2014-05-15 11:43:24 AM  
2 votes:
thanks obama
2014-05-16 04:39:57 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I must be close to the truth, because I'm being attacked on both sides

Substitute "questioned" for "attacked". Better choice of words. No one's attacking anyone here. I love you all.


I bet you do!  Where in fact do you put that unauthorized finger, huh!?!

/lulz
2014-05-15 07:46:08 PM  
1 votes:

BullBearMS: What part of "this is not a new regulation" do you not understand?

ISP's were classified under Title II of the Telecommunications act before Bush changed it.

Obama swore to put it back, but he lied and betrayed us by appointing the industries chief lobbyist to head the FCC.


What part of the Administrative Procedures Act are you not understanding?

You do realize that the 2002 decision to regulate the ISP's as "information providers" also had its own period for public comment and debate, right?

Obama is not a dictator. There are laws that must be followed in order for you to get the ruling that you want. Democrats are following these procedures, and most Democratic Congress critters who have spoken on the issue feel that a Title II designation is indeed in the best interests of the general public. It's going to happen, just let the system work the way it is supposed to work.

One advantage to this is that the general public gets to see the arguments on both sides of the issue. Another is that since the arguments are all out on the table, a decision is less likely to be overturned in a few short years, meaning that the system will remain relatively stable.

And you never know, someone might come up with an even better system of regulation for the ISP's that no one has given much thought to yet.

I'm sorry that you can't have your way right this second. Blame Franklin Roosevelt, the APA was his idea.
2014-05-15 05:13:48 PM  
1 votes:

Triple Oak: lots of places online still lobbying to call the FCC and request Title II


Just to clarify, this was also included in the proposal and is currently up for public comment and debate and will be voted on at the end of the year.
2014-05-15 02:41:17 PM  
1 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: sendtodave: UrukHaiGuyz: are you seriously arguing

No.

Well then.....it has come to this.


You.  Me.  This moment.
2014-05-15 02:19:29 PM  
1 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: Hi! I can lick my own eyebrows: Thank FSM that I have enough porn downloaded to last two lifetimes.

You have a thousand terabytes of porn?!?


All saved on SSD, Solid Sock Drive
2014-05-15 01:38:54 PM  
1 votes:

sharphead: It's beautiful for the ISPs - they don't get targeted and they can charge anyone whatever they want, without increasing rates for their own customers. Business greed strikes again - always out for 100% control so they can monetize it.


And the answer to it is also beautiful, but I can guarantee that nobody (and especially not Netflix and Reed Hastings) have the balls to do it:

Pass the costs on solely to customers using the network in question, and call it what it is. Imagine that when you signed into your Netflix account from Comcast, you were presented with a page that said:


                                                                                           ----------


Comcast Access Package
$10/month or $3 all-day


We see that you are accessing Netflix from Comcast. Unfortunately, Comcast intentionally slows network traffic for Comcast customers who use Netflix, unless we agree to pay them $500,000 per month in access fees, in which case Comcast releases the cap and provides access to the bandwidth that was already available.

It would be unfair to expect our customers on other networks to subsidize Comcast's customers by paying this monthly penalty, so we have decided to charge only those customers using Netflix from a Comcast connection. At the current time, it takes US$10/month to cover Comcast's access charge, based on the number of Netflix users we have with Comcast. If you pay this fee, you will be able to access Netflix from any Comcast connection for a one-month period. If you just want access today, you can instead pay $3 for a daily pass.

Don't like paying this surcharge? You can find a list of alternate broadband services in your area here. You can also contact Comcast to let them know of your satisfaction at 1 (800) 934-6489, or speak to your Congressman and request that new laws be drafted to prevent unnecessary profiteering by internet service providers who want to be paid again to pass traffic from a connection that was already paid for by both Netflix and yourself.


                                                                                           ----------

Can you imagine if they had the balls to implement this, though? It'd be a beautiful thing.
2014-05-15 01:06:13 PM  
1 votes:
IF TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES ARE NOT FREE TO DESTROY THE INTERNET

THEN THE INTERNET IS NOT FREE

WHEN WILL YOU STUPID LIBS REALIZE THIS

NOW YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY MORE TO READ THE THINGS I HAVE TO SAY

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH

U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A.
2014-05-15 01:01:31 PM  
1 votes:
This is not the end. It is the beginning of a new better internet. One that is truly free from greedy hands.
2014-05-15 12:57:38 PM  
1 votes:

untaken_name: How strange. 3 democrats voted to give the internet to big business. What a shocker.


Apparently the other two, and Ted Cruz, are conspiring to let ISPs take full control instead of having this FCC middleman.

Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich vote. Both arguments were against the general population.
2014-05-15 12:49:22 PM  
1 votes:
3 Democrats vote to pass theses rules and the first 150 comments are full of how evil the Republicans are for allowing this to happen.

I love Fark.
2014-05-15 12:48:25 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: This country in no way resembles the nation of my youth.


img.fark.net
2014-05-15 12:41:57 PM  
1 votes:

Tatterdemalian: Doing as much as they did to stop Obamacare.


You can keep your ISP?
2014-05-15 12:37:06 PM  
1 votes:
Surprisingly all 3 democrats voted for it, both republicans against it.

It's a mad mad world.
2014-05-15 12:25:55 PM  
1 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: Hi! I can lick my own eyebrows: Thank FSM that I have enough porn downloaded to last two lifetimes.

You have a thousand terabytes of porn?!?



He had it wetwared.
2014-05-15 12:19:24 PM  
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: This country in no way resembles the nation of my youth.

You sound like every onion-on-the-belt old man from every generation ever.


And the hell of it is, I look like Archie Bunker!
2014-05-15 12:18:00 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: This country in no way resembles the nation of my youth.


You sound like every onion-on-the-belt old man from every generation ever.
2014-05-15 12:14:21 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: This country is a joke.

I'm thoroughly disgusted with what it's become. It's time for a revolution. This country in no way resembles the nation of my youth.


If we violently overthrow our government over "internet fees" we will look more silly than the guys who violently overthrew their government over a 1% customs tax to pay for the French & Indian war.

/ Oh... nevermind.
2014-05-15 12:10:43 PM  
1 votes:
www.liveforfilms.com

SHUT IT DOWN! SHUT IT DOWN FOREVER!

2014-05-15 12:07:20 PM  
1 votes:

Headso: censorship plain and simple.


Not so plain nor simple.
Poetic, really, the pulblic will pay for censoring themselves.
NFA
2014-05-15 12:06:55 PM  
1 votes:
What the hell?  My TotalFark renewal just went to $100!!!
2014-05-15 12:04:44 PM  
1 votes:
Even one of the Democratic commissioners who voted yes on Thursday expressed some misgivings about how the proposal had been handled.

"I would have done this differently. I would have taken the time to consider the future," said Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who said the proposal can't allow for clear fast lanes for the most privileged companies. She said she supported a proposal allowing the agency to consider questions on how it could prevent certain Web sites from being blocked, in addition to figuring out the overall oversight of broadband Internet providers.


Or you could have voted "no" you spineless twit.
2014-05-15 12:02:30 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: Even one of the Democratic commissioners who voted yes on Thursday expressed some misgivings about how the proposal had been handled. "I would have done this differently. I would have taken the time to consider the future," ... "I believe the process that got us to rulemaking today was flawed," she said.   "I would have preferred a delay."

I know what would have provided a delay you daft moron?  Voting No!
2014-05-15 12:00:47 PM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: Let them have their gold plated fibre cables!

We'll have carrier pigeons with USB drives!


wanderbug.files.wordpress.com

FILL IT WITH TAPES AND GO!
2014-05-15 12:00:28 PM  
1 votes:
So the Obama-appointed telecom industry shills voted to protect telecom profits at the expense of the consumer and free expression?? I blame Republicans. DAMN YOU, REPUBLICANS!!!
2014-05-15 12:00:14 PM  
1 votes:
Ah, the checks cleared.
2014-05-15 11:59:58 AM  
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: *unloads my 2 terabyte external hard-drive*


keep talking dirty
2014-05-15 11:59:54 AM  
1 votes:
Republicans siding with the larger corporations and in turn duking the small businesses?

i45.photobucket.com
2014-05-15 11:56:11 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: So when the GOP warns that FCC net neutrality laws will "derail the internet" and "stifle innovation", they were right?


No, because they are evil and therefore never said that.

/even if they said that, they never said that
//LA LA LA CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER HOW AWESOME OBAMA IS
2014-05-15 11:55:42 AM  
1 votes:
heroeswiki.com

LAME!
2014-05-15 11:52:56 AM  
1 votes:
They also said they would kill Sully last because he such a funny guy.  They lied.
2014-05-15 11:52:18 AM  
1 votes:
Fark you right in the a$$ you plutocratic jack holes!
2014-05-15 11:50:35 AM  
1 votes:

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

/my cold dead hands


*unloads my 2 terabyte external hard-drive*
Let's fill this bad boy up.
2014-05-15 11:49:54 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-05-15 11:49:53 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:49:35 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:48:01 AM  
1 votes:
2014-05-15 11:47:28 AM  
1 votes:

sprawl15: thanks obama


Quite literally this time.

Hope and change!
2014-05-15 11:46:24 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:45:35 AM  
1 votes:
This is going to really hurt my Super Karate Monkey Death Car.
 
Displayed 65 of 65 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report