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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane 194

Posted by Soulskill
from the your-tax-dollars-at-buffering dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Following the FCC's proposal a couple weeks ago to allow an internet fast lane, a group of activists has come up with a fun counterproposal: force the FCC itself into the slow lane and see how they like it. They write, 'Since the FCC seems to have no problem with this idea, I've (through correspondence) gotten access to the FCC's internal IP block, and throttled all connections from the FCC to 28.8kbps modem speeds on the Neocities.org front site, and I'm not removing it until the FCC pays us for the bandwidth they've been wasting instead of doing their jobs protecting us from the "keep America's internet slow and expensive forever" lobby.' The group has published the code snippet that throttles FCC IP addresses, and they encourage other web admins to implement it."
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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

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  • Re:NeoCities? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 09, 2014 @11:57AM (#46960561)

    I think the point is, they are are showing other folks how to do this, and that they should all implement this.

  • by whistlingtony (691548) on Friday May 09, 2014 @12:26PM (#46960829)

    Eh. I have to say, yes, the Ds are just as bought as the Rs. But lets get back on track here... There's a perception that the media is biased towards liberals. Ok, and I stretch to call the Ds liberals. But really. Benghazi. Over and Over and Over. Four people lost their lives, it was a tragedy, and it was a mistake... but it's NOT the story it's made out to be. The media is all in when we're talking about Benghazi though, and where's the real reporting instead of just parroting talking points?

    Where were the congressional hearings when we started a war in Iraq on faulty intelligence? Four people lost their lives? Try thousands of our troops and hundreds of thousands of civilians. Where's the outcry in the media?

    Our media is NOT liberal. They are corporate conglomerates, who parrot what they are told.

    Snowden? Benghazi? Troops coming home in caskets? Oil spills? mines collapsing? Our media are tools, and they say what they're told to say. Liberal bias my ass. They have a corporate bias.

  • Re:Pron (Score:5, Informative)

    by Yakasha (42321) on Friday May 09, 2014 @01:28PM (#46961417) Homepage

    over the rules created by the FCC leadership, which was appointed and installed by various politicians...

    No. They were all appointed by Obama [fcc.gov].

    Tom Wheeler, Chairman, appointed by: Obama; November 2013
    Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; May 2013 and June 2009
    Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; May 2012
    Ajit Pai, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; May 2012
    Michael O'Reilly, Commissioner, appointed by: Obama; August 2013

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