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    If you were planning a visit to your local Verizon outlet today, there's something you should know: "Team Internet", a coalition of the activist groups Demand Progress, Fight for the Future and Free Press, is planning a national day of action at Verizon stores around the country. Participants will be protesting the FCC's planned repeal of net neutrality protections in the United States.

    On November 21st FCC Chief Ajit Pai formally revealed plans to reverse the commission's 2015 net neutrality order, more specifically the Title II protections for broadband and mobile Internet traffic. The worry is that without Title II there will be nothing to stop Internet service providers from prioritizing, for example, their own video streaming services over Netflix or YouTube. Pai, on the other hand, claims that Title II has stifled innovation and investment in network infrastructure.

    The FCC will vote on Pai's plan on December 14th; the repeal is expected to go through with commissioners voting 3 for and 2 against, along party lines. What today's protests are expected to accomplish beyond raising awareness is unclear. Depending on where you stand on this issue it could be either a minor annoyance or something you'll very much want to be a part of.

    Link: VerizonProtests.com
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    Just another step in making America Great again...

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    indeed, after work, I'm going just a 10 minute hop away, to here -

    Chairman’s Dinner

    to join up with -

    Protest at the FCC Chairman's Dinner ..

    i believe they'll provide the eggs..

    over the top backwards thinking from Pai, when the belief is like -

    FCC Chair Ajit Pai Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Will Help Sick and Disabled People

    One popular claim by the telecom sector is that net neutrality rules are somehow preventing people who are sick or disabled from gaining access to essential medical services they need to survive. Verizon, for example, has been trying to argue since at least 2014 that the FCC's net neutrality rules' ban on paid prioritization (which prevents ISPs from letting deep-pocketed content companies buy their way to a distinct network performance advantage over smaller competitors) harms the hearing impaired. That's much to the chagrin of groups that actually represent those constituents, who have consistently and repeatedly stated that this claim simply isn't true. Comcast lobbyists have also repeated this patently-false claim in their attempt to lift the FCC ban on unfair paid prioritization deals.

    The claim that net neutrality rules hurt the sick also popped up in a recent facts-optional fact sheet the agency has been circulating to try and justify the agency's Orwellian-named "Restoring Internet Freedom" net neutrality repeal. In the FCC's current rules, the FCC was careful to distinguish between "Broadband Internet Access Services (BIAS)," which is general internet traffic like browsing, e-mail or app data and "Non-BIAS data services," which are often given prioritized, isolated capacity to ensure lower latency, better speed, and greater reliability. VoIP services, pacemakers, energy meters and all telemedicine applications fall under this category and are exempt from the rules. Despite the fact that the FCC's net neutrality rules clearly exempt medical services from the ban on uncompetitive paid prioritization, FCC boss Ajit Pai has consistently tried to claim otherwise. He did so again last week during a speech in which he attempted to defend his agency from the massive backlash to its assault on net neutrality.


    "By ending the outright ban on paid prioritization, we hope to make it easier for consumers to benefit from services that need prioritization -- such as latency-sensitive telemedicine," Pai said. "By replacing an outright ban with a robust transparency requirement and FTC-led consumer protection, we will enable these services to come into being and help seniors."


    smh..
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    Good for you. I wish I lived closer.

    The 31st Annual Chairman's Dinner will feature FCC Chairman Ajit Pai surrounded by his friends from ISPs like Comcast and Verizon. This year they'll be enjoying the fancy affair while patting each other on the back about their plan to end Net Neutrality.

    We'll be outside the dinner rallying against the Chairman and his corporate cronies' plan to end the open internet. Join us.

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    As long as it's not so-called "workers" protesting in front of Verizon demanding to be overpaid as a result of greed and begging (instead of actually working for it) all the while harassing the real workers and the customers, I will support it.

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/13/tech...ike/index.html

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    Government Exists to Serve the People, not the Privileged

    from it's inception, but, now?

    ...

    check it -

    ISP disclosures about data caps and fees eliminated by net neutrality repeal
    ISPs won’t have to reveal the full cost of service when you buy broadband.


    "In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission forced ISPs to be more transparent with customers about hidden fees and the consequences of exceeding data caps. Since the requirements were part of the net neutrality rules, they will be eliminated when the FCC votes to repeal the rules next week. Ars Technica reports:

    While FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing to keep some of the commission's existing disclosure rules and to impose some new disclosure requirements, ISPs won't have to tell consumers exactly what everything will cost when they sign up for service. There have been two major versions of the FCC's transparency requirements: one created in 2010 with the first net neutrality rules, and an expanded version created in 2015. Both sets of transparency rules survived court challenges from the broadband industry. The 2010 requirement had ISPs disclose pricing, including "monthly prices, usage-based fees, and fees for early termination or additional network services." That somewhat vague requirement will survive Pai's net neutrality repeal. But Pai is proposing to eliminate the enhanced disclosure requirements that have been in place since 2015. Here are the disclosures that ISPs currently have to make -- but won't have to after the repeal:

    -Price: the full monthly service charge. Any promotional rates should be clearly noted as such, specify the duration of the promotional period and the full monthly service charge the consumer will incur after the expiration of the promotional period.
    -Other Fees: all additional one time and/or recurring fees and/or surcharges the consumer may incur either to initiate, maintain, or discontinue service, including the name, definition, and cost of each additional fee. These may include modem rental fees, installation fees, service charges, and early termination fees, among others.
    -Data Caps and Allowances: any data caps or allowances that are a part of the plan the consumer is purchasing, as well as the consequences of exceeding the cap or allowance (e.g., additional charges, loss of service for the remainder of the billing cycle).

    Pai's proposed net neutrality repeal says those requirements and others adopted in 2015 are too onerous for ISPs."


    being this is a wireless site, one would expect waay more of uproar, than dormancy about this..

    if you don't know, you don't know.. :/


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    "Government Exists to Serve the People, not the Privileged"

    I checked that link, and it is all about wanting the government to steal even more from the hardest working in order to solve the non-problem of "inequality" that results from some people working hard for their money and others being lazy and skating along. Little to do with Net Neutrality.

    Government exists to serve ALL the people (including those who are "privileged" as a result of working hard and having their act together). There is no "not" as in your "not the privileged". Not according to the United States Constitution, which has no clause that says the government will serve everyone except those who earn a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotABiot View Post
    "Government Exists to Serve the People, not the Privileged"

    I checked that link, and it is all about wanting the government to steal even more from the hardest working in order to solve the non-problem of "inequality" that results from some people working hard for their money and others being lazy and skating along. Little to do with Net Neutrality.

    Government exists to serve ALL the people (including those who are "privileged" as a result of working hard and having their act together). There is no "not" as in your "not the privileged". Not according to the United States Constitution, which has no clause that says the government will serve everyone except those who earn a lot.

    the problem is, that, the *privilege* has never been an equal distribution, no matter how hard it's worked for..

    govt is beginning to become deaf - FCC's Ajit Pai Admits Public Outcry Won't Change His Mind on Net Neutrality

    Pai repeats he likes & wants an open internet, but within the same breathe, he wants to kill NN,

    ??wut..? how confusing is that..

    currently with today's tech, he can't properly bathe, w/o getting wet, but he wants it believed he loves water..?

    ither it's a blatant lie, or complete confusion of how things works, because one can't exist w/o the other;

    how can Pai act on the behalf of the public good, w/o comprehension of that very public's concerns?

    with rooted facts laid out on the pros & cons of NN, it'll be a shock if it's repealed on the supposed behalf of the public's good..

    that's not govt working FOR THE people.. & if it isn't for the people, then for whom?

    then again - The FCC Still Doesn’t Know How the Internet Works ..

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    they've done it now -

    FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match
    Watchdog's clown, er, chairman debases policymaking in the United States



    the mobile ISPs & cable providers were salivating foam from their mouths waiting for this, prepping new temp plates of the plans for their front landing web pages, new demon spawned service plans waiting at the hell portals, just looking for the gates to crack open..

    expect them (the new offers) to be upon us just after Christmas after we're all lazy, sleepy, & fat from the holidays..

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