Network Neutrality in USA

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The Obama administration said the measure, floated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) threatens “the very foundations of innovation in the internet economy and the democratic spirit that has made the Internet a force for social progress around the world.”


That marked the first time the FCC officially tried to enforce fairness rules put in place in 2005 by Republican FCC head Michael Powell. Oddly, those rules, which differ only slightly from the ones the FCC put into place, were not opposed by Republicans or Democrats at the time.

That 2008 FCC action came as a response to complaints Comcast was sending forged packets to broadband customers to close their peer-to-peer sessions, which was first discovered by a technologist who was trying to download out-of-copyright barbershop quartet tunes.


Obama Pledges to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Legislation - Readability
 
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rajm11

when will chromaniac follow the suite ??? that is relevant question here. :) also thanks!!!
 

Sushubh

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Pretty much going down the drain.

We are fighting to restore Net Neutrality. Ask us anything. (Josh Levy from Free Press, David Segal from Demand Progress, Amalia Deloney of Center for Media Justice, First Amendment lawyer Marvin Ammori & Sarah Morris of Open Technology Institute) : IAmA

Goodbye, Net Neutrality; Hello, Net Discrimination : The New Yorker

If reports in the Wall Street Journal are correct, Obama’s chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Thomas Wheeler, has proposed a new rule that is an explicit and blatant violation of this promise. In fact, it permits and encourages exactly what Obama warned against: broadband carriers acting as gatekeepers and charging Web sites a payola payment to reach customers through a “fast lane.”
Late last night Wheeler released a statement accusing the Wall Street Journal of being “flat-out wrong.” Yet the Washington Post has confirmed, based on inside sources, that the new rule gives broadband providers “the ability to enter into individual negotiations with content providers … in a commercially reasonable matter.” That’s telecom-speak for payola payments, and a clear violation of Obama’s promise.
This is what one might call a net-discrimination rule, and, if enacted, it will profoundly change the Internet as a platform for free speech and small-scale innovation. It threatens to make the Internet just like everything else in American society: unequal in a way that deeply threatens our long-term prosperity.
 

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I'm concerned if ISPs in America actually start Fast lane access to certain companies, ISPs in India would also start to do the same. We alreadhy have airtel asking money from google and facebook.
 



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