• Democrats Introduce 'Save the Internet Act' (2019)



    This morning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a new effort to restore net neutrality protections to the USA. Here's a direct link to the 3-page PDF, and here's the pitch:

    "86 percent of Americans oppose the Trump assault on net neutrality, including 82 percent of Republicans," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a press conference announcing the bill.

    "With the Save the Internet Act, Democrats are honoring the will of the people and restoring the protections that do this: Stop unjust discriminatory practices by ISPs that try to throttle the public browsing speed, block your internet access and increase your costs, giving to entrepreneurs and small businesses a level playing field and ensuring American innovation can continue to be the envy of the world," Pelosi said.
    Yay partisan politics...

    Anyhoo, if passed into law the Internet (insofar as it's experienced by users in America) would once again be classified as a utility under Title II of the U.S. Telecommunications Act, as it was prior to 2017's Restoring Internet Freedom Order, passed by a vote (along party lines) by the FCC under Ajit Pai.

    Sources: CNBC, The Verge (1) (2)

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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. TadMorose's Avatar
      TadMorose -
      We have people on this very board who oppose net neutrality. Mostly because they don't understand what it is and how it works.
    1. NotABiot's Avatar
      NotABiot -
      Quote Originally Posted by TadMorose View Post
      We have people on this very board who oppose net neutrality. Mostly because they don't understand what it is and how it works.
      I happen to support Net Neutrality. But I have met many who do oppose it, and for principled reasons. I disagree with their views, but for them I wouldn't go as far to say they don't understand it simply because we have different views.
    1. TadMorose's Avatar
      TadMorose -
      Quote Originally Posted by NotABiot View Post
      I happen to support Net Neutrality. But I have met many who do oppose it, and for principled reasons. I disagree with their views, but for them I wouldn't go as far to say they don't understand it simply because we have different views.
      Well, I was actually talking about one particular individual. The stuff he posts to support his opinion makes no sense. Several people pointed it out, but he still doesn't get it.

      Sent from my CLT-L04 using Tapatalk
    1. Mr.Peppermint's Avatar
      Mr.Peppermint -
      Is anyone surprised the politicians involved were representing California?
    1. cyberstoic's Avatar
      cyberstoic -
      If you like your internet, you can keep your internet.

      I am excited by this, it worked so well with health care and everything else the politicians touch.
    1. formercanuck's Avatar
      formercanuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Peppermint View Post
      Is anyone surprised the politicians involved were representing California?
      Nope... Silicon Valley has big stakes in this. They will push for regulations that will end up costing everyone more, and stifle competition. Get ready for your bit meter/QoS meter government filtering, and government required eavesdropping.
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