FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality; will propose new rules, chairman says

  • Article by: MARCY GORDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 19, 2014 - 3:25 PM

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.

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bosshogFeb. 19, 14 4:07 PM

How can republicans (such as the two on this panel) be against net neutrality? Without net neutrality you will basically have censorship.

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scubadoo68Feb. 19, 14 4:35 PM

"How can republicans (such as the two on this panel) be against net neutrality? Without net neutrality you will basically have censorship."---It's probably because Comcast "lobby's" so well.

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getcrazyFeb. 19, 14 4:49 PM

It seems that if there is a way for regular people to have their voices heard it will be stomped out. So what eventually becomes of this anyway? Does internet service become like cable television where they only give you what they want to give you? It's a system of control and it's not good for anyone.

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mattaudioFeb. 19, 14 5:11 PM

The government dislikes free, un-corporatized information channels anyways because it makes the population harder to control and pacify.

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wiseoracleFeb. 19, 14 5:23 PM

the Internet the best socio-economic equalizer that the lower 95% of us have available to us. this is just one more (in a long series) of events - designed to keep the majority of us dependent upon the wealthy few.

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getcrazyFeb. 19, 14 5:52 PM

"They load the clip in omnicolour. Said they pack the 9, they fire it at prime time. Sleeping gas, every home was like Alcatraz And (people)lost their minds." (Rage Against them Machine) And now, coming to the internet as well. If the FCC won't take up the case then the people need to pick up the slack and hope our courts will hear us. Democrat, republican, independent, libertarians, regressive, progressives..they will take all of our voices and more. Then they give us what they want us to hear to keep us fighting each other so we don't have time to look at what they are doing to us.

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benedict636Feb. 19, 14 6:06 PM

It is vital the NET remain neutral. All sources must have access to equal speed. I have a home served by Paul Bunyan communications. It is a Coop, and 100% fiber network. Service is much better than that from Comcast at our Twin Cities condo. Also Comcast have been throttling Netflix and Paul Bunyan have not. I'm opposed to Comcast getting any bigger. The Federal trade commission need to look at this merger carefully.

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usrnmeFeb. 19, 14 6:34 PM

Yep ever since this ruling was overturned and Comcast just happened to start their own streaming service, they've been throttling Netflix like crazy. I'm lucky to get 480 SD streams while watching anything on Netflix. When I call I get the standard "Oh everything is fine on our end" reply. What's to stop them from throttling any streaming service to make theirs look good?

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mrdurdenumdFeb. 19, 14 6:41 PM

Comcast has also been throttling Hulu & Amazon as well. Any more degradation of streaming and Breaking Bad is going to start looking like scrambled porn from back in the old days.

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