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Duh!
Duh!
2/13/2018 | 4:35:43 PM
Part VI?
Rep. Coffman's legislation is the right way to do this. Broadband providers need some rules and oversight to prevent anti-consumer and anti-competitive activities, but not the whole suite of micromanagement that comes with Title II. The Open Internet order struck a nice balance by forbearance from all the utility-style rules. One of the main concerns has been that a future FCC might decide to start enforcing price cap regulation.

The devil is in the details, but it looks like this legislation might be a good start.
msilbey
msilbey
2/13/2018 | 5:05:14 PM
Re: Part VI?
The Coffman proposal is interesting. Given that the fear over Title II has been price regulation, I wonder how ISPs would react to this. I'm sure they'd prefer to be regulated by the FTC, but they might be willing to support this idea as a compromise.
brooks7
brooks7
2/13/2018 | 5:48:09 PM
Re: Part VI?
Actually, Price Regulation and Universal Service should be 100% implemented.

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msilbey
msilbey
2/14/2018 | 9:53:27 AM
Re: Part VI?
Not happening in this world.
brooks7
brooks7
2/14/2018 | 11:04:02 AM
Re: Part VI?
 

I agree that it is not happening with this administration.  But I think that it is the only solution.  It worked to build the 100% phone network and would work again.  In fact, it is the only model that I know of that we have that actually worked to build a 100% network.

 

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Phil_Britt
Phil_Britt
2/19/2018 | 12:48:21 PM
Re: Part VI?
A few people in various articles/opinon pieces/etc. have pointed out that net neutrality wasn't an issue pre-Obama. But times, industry consolidation and the art of compromise or lack of it have all changed since then. Only time will tell if these changes will lead to too much concentration of Internet availability.
kq4ym
kq4ym
2/26/2018 | 7:05:48 AM
Re: Part VI?
One thing that may be certain is the commuincations attorneys and law makers will be very busy for a few year arguing on one side or the other. A giant chess game may be taking place between the states and the Federal government, each side probably playing partisan politics along the way muddying the waters of course.
Phil_Britt
Phil_Britt
2/26/2018 | 8:33:03 AM
Re: Part VI?
Yes, the lawyers will win, even for the side that loses.


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