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GregW333
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11/16/2014 | 2:42:42 PM
Re: Missed the election and gets the tech wrong
Let Obama know that

 

TITLE II is a GIABIT KILLER!

 

 
nasimson
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11/13/2014 | 9:04:30 PM
a precedent for other countries to follow
I am glad the President and the Whitehouse took a clear stand finally. Given the humungous campaign funding by corporates (recall the Supreme Court case of Citizens United V FEC) I was frankly not expecting it. So its a breath of fresh air. I dont live in US, but the settlement of matters there would become a precedent for other countries to follow. So whatever is the outcome of this debate, has far-reaching implications farther than current geography and lasting longer than current generation.
TomNolle
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11/11/2014 | 9:40:37 PM
Re: Well, Not Much Choice Re Title II
I agree that this isn't the Congress to take on Telecom reform, but I don't know if we'll ever see one that has the right stuff!
brooks7
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11/11/2014 | 10:08:45 AM
Re: Well, Not Much Choice Re Title II

Do you guys think they misunderstand Universal Service Obligations and a "Broadband COLR" with Net Neutrality and Title II?

After re-reading the President's note, I think they do in part.

seven
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11/11/2014 | 9:35:34 AM
Re: Well, Not Much Choice Re Title II
House Telecom subcommittee have been quietly (stealthily) laying the groundwork for a Telecom act update in the next session.  From what little they've made public, it seems that all the almost-but-not-quite-crazy Right's tropes about "enterprise good, regulation baaad" are going to be catered to. As are (ahem) big campaign contributors.  

Now, it's clear that the 1996 Act (written with a Democratic chair and majority) was bad law for an industry on the cusp of disruptive change.  It badly needs to be rewritten.   Just not by this crowd.
russoccam
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11/10/2014 | 10:24:31 PM
Obama Wants More Regulation?
Hardly a surprise when Obama wants more regulation.  The idea of investment and return on investment is not something he seems to understand.  Next week he will likely be bashing providers for the US being behind in broadband speeds and coverage.
kq4ym
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11/10/2014 | 9:40:48 PM
Re: Ineffective Posturing?
It's a sure thing the President's political opponents aren't going to take it lying down. It's a popular stand to take for consumers, but industry folks are not going to let neutrality live much longer I would certainly guess. It's still going to take a lot of public input and comments to the FCC to help Obama get his preference over industry lobbying.
Phil_Britt
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11/10/2014 | 7:08:52 PM
Ineffective Posturing?
After the mid-term elections, I'm not sure that Obama's position on Net Neutrality will carry that much weight. 
DanJones
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11/10/2014 | 7:03:29 PM
Re: Missed the election and gets the tech wrong
Senator Ted Cruz weighs in via Twitter:

"Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.

brooks7
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11/10/2014 | 4:32:18 PM
Re: Missed the election and gets the tech wrong
I spent a long time this morning talking to my son about this.

I guess what I have to say is, the conversation is a nightmare.  As important at all of this is to all of us and people in general, it is hard to explain the complexity of the situation to folks.

Look I like the notion of Net Neutrality, but here is what I really want:

- ISPs to invest to make services better

- ISPs allowed to make a reasonable profit

- Content arrives at my home with all the quality that it needs to be usable.

My concern with the implementation of Title II is that it stops line item 1 and people hook up to the Internet backbone with a 56K modem.  There is no requirement that makes them do more.

So, yes Tom I hope we get a 3rd choice.  

seven
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