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Senators against Net Neutrality

opencity (582224) writes | more than 5 years ago


opencity writes "Led by Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison a group of Senators have introduced a bill to prevent the FCC from getting funding for any initiative to uphold Net neutrality. This is after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski stated the Obama administrations plan to enforce Net neutrality."
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Hello Mr Hutchison (1)

jonwil (467024) | more than 5 years ago | (#29528031)

This is Bob from Comcast. Did you get the big sack of money we sent you? Great, now how about stopping that pesky Net Neutrality stuff they are trying to bring in...

Re:Hello Mr Hutchison (1)

ItsJustAPseudonym (1259172) | more than 5 years ago | (#29531327)

Hello Mr. Hutchison? How did that sex-change operation work out?

Net Neutrality is the new black (1)

itpr15061 (844859) | more than 5 years ago | (#29528259)

After reading so many articles on net neutrality, it's looking like everyone has their own definition of it. Without having any consensus, any reasonable discussion is probably doomed.

If it really is the idea that one person's or application's packets shouldn't be prioritized over another, then this is a poorly thought out ideal. Why shouldn't voice be prioritized over bulk data? Why shouldn't someone paying top tier pricing get more of the available bandwidth (which ultimately gives them priority if they can send twice as much as the next guy)?

I'm concerned that those honestly trying to do good will just gum up the works with a bunch of vague and unenforceable legislation.

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