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How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It 217

New submitter dislikes_corruption writes: "Stopping the recently announced plan by the FCC to end net neutrality is going to require a significant outcry by the public at large, a public that isn't particularly well versed on the issue or why they should care. Ryan Singel, a former editor at Wired, has written a thorough and easy to understand primer on the FCC's plan, the history behind it, and how it will impact the Internet should it come to pass. It's suitable for your neophyte parent, spouse, or sibling. In the meantime, the FCC has opened a new inbox ( for public comments on the decision, there's a petition to sign at, and you can (and should) contact your congressmen."
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How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

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  • Congressional fix? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by MacAndrew ( 463832 ) on Saturday April 26, 2014 @02:49PM (#46848959) Homepage

    It seems to me the lobbying forces on the part of the content providers, Netflix et al., would be pretty formidable—unless they think the price is worth it to suppress upstart competition. Which is it?

  • Re:Be Specific (Score:2, Interesting)

    by hairyfeet ( 841228 ) <bassbeast1968 AT gmail DOT com> on Saturday April 26, 2014 @03:36PM (#46849187) Journal

    And if you believe that petitioning get you anything but a round of smoke blown up your ass by a white house lackey? then you should ask the Easter Bunny if he can give you a ride to neverland. Show me a SINGLE time in the last decade, just one, that the people went against corporate interests that got anything but a "silly little peasant, we're ignoring you" bullshit response. Pot decriminalization? bullshit response and feds kicking in doors, stop writing the ACA behind closed doors? bullshit response and lobbyist slots reserved on the panel.

    All you can do is grab as much as you can from the government, every single dime you can, and wait for the collapse. that's it, that's ALL you can do because as a study recently showed "The US is an oligarchy" (look it up, the study came out last week and was on several major sites) which means if it comes up against money interests the populace WILL lose, no matter how much they protest. at best all that you will accomplish is to get them to send the propaganda team out to make the rounds so all the talking heads bleat about how wonderful this is and how anybody who doesn't support this is a marxist pinko.

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