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6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 12, 2017, 15:32 jdreyer
 
@ KX, nice letter. I sent something similar during the comment period, but much shorter.  
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5. FCC explains how net neutrality will be protected without net neutrality rules. Dec 12, 2017, 13:30 Porn-O-Matic
 
Reminds me of the poor retarded lady who said, "We have to pass it before we can see what's in it."  
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4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 12, 2017, 13:27 Porn-O-Matic
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 20:17:
I wonder how many of these so-called protesters didn't vote last election. For people who don't think voting doesn't matter, there ya go.


That's an interesting viewpoint since you have no evidence to support the notion that a change in the votes during the election would have had any effect whatsoever on the situation at hand. Hindsight is 20/20, but often through rose-colored lenses.
 
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3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 12, 2017, 05:14 Kxmode
 
I stay clear of politics, but in this particular case, I thought it would be good to send a letter.

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Hi.

You might have received thousands of similar message. With this one, I wanted to offer my take on the situation. I play and work on the Internet. It provides a source of relaxation, play, and is my sole source of income.

I am a professional web developer and programmer. The company I work for is a large e-commerce company specializing in home lighting and decor DIY products. My job entirely depends on an open and free Internet so that not only can I use it as I please but others who visit my company's sites can buy as they wish without any interference.

That's why the FCC's Open Internet Rules (net neutrality rules) are fundamental to me. I urge you to protect them.

I don't want ISPs to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or split the Internet into "fast lanes" for companies that pay and "slow lanes" for the rest.

Now is not the time to let large ISPs censor what we see and do online.

Censorship by ISPs is a severe problem. Comcast has throttled Netflix, AT&T blocked FaceTime, Time Warner Cable choked a favorite game League of Legends, and Verizon admitted it would introduce fast lanes for sites that pay and slow lanes for everyone else if the FCC lifts the rules. This predatory intention hurts consumers and businesses large and small. And if these ISPs decide to get into e-commerce they can bully Amazon, Google, and even my company. What they seek to do is wrong and highly unethical on so many levels.

Courts have made clear that if the FCC ends Title II classification, the FCC must let ISPs offer "fast lanes" to websites for a fee.

Chairman Pai has made clear that he intends to do precisely this.

But if some companies can pay our ISPs to have their content load faster, startups and small businesses that can't pay those fees won't be able to compete. The company I work for employees under 100 and we're growing, but if ISPs can create "fast lanes," this can damage our growth and ultimately lead to unemployment. A decision not to act for the greater good would kill the open marketplace - that has enabled millions of small businesses and created the five most valuable companies in America - just to further enrich the few less-valuable cable giants famous for sky-high prices and abysmal customer service.

Internet providers will be able to impose a private tax on every sector of the American economy.

Moreover, under Chairman Pai's plan, ISPs will be able to charge fees for website delivery that would make it harder for blogs, nonprofits, artists, and others who can't pay up to have their voices heard.

I'm sending this to the FCC's open proceeding, but I worry that Chairman Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, has made his plans and will ignore millions of Americans including me.

So I'm also sending this to my members of Congress. Please publicly support the FCC's existing net neutrality rules based on Title II, and denounce Chairman Pai's plans. Do whatever you can to dissuade him. Further, place iron-clad and unbreakable regulations in place so that we don't have to keep coming back to battle this ever 2-4 years. The Internet is a resource, and it must be free to flourish FOR ALL.

Thank you!

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That said. Whatever happens, happens.
 
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2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 12, 2017, 00:42 jdreyer
 
Hasn't Ajit Pai OD'd on Reece's yet? Or coffee? Or both?

I would say "I can't wait til he gets kicked to the curb" but that would just mean he got a nice cushy lobbying job with a $1M salary.
 
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1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2017, 20:17 Cutter
 
I wonder how many of these so-called protesters didn't vote last election. For people who don't think voting doesn't matter, there ya go.

 
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"Rmabo. John J.? Well what do you know? Ol' Harry here's a soldier."
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