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... no, that's Diane Black who's trying to blame porn for school shootings (a new low), not Marsha Blackburn. Kind of excusable on your part, though.
In good news, the California state Senate has passed their version of net neutrality.
Hopefully this spreads, and fast.
edited 5th Jun '18 4:11:47 PM by TroperOnAStickV2
Internal FCC emails reveals that they lied about the DDoS attack during the net neutrality comment process.
Does this mean we have an actual fraud charge now at last?
I hope so. It certainly seems possible.
Former FCC chairman Wheeler says there was no cyberattack on the 2014 net neutrality comments.
Senate Democrats are pushing Ryan to hold a vote on the overturn of the FCC's repeal before the rules expire.
good luck with that
So, today's the day huh. I was wondering what states had acted to enforce net neutrality so far, what states are in the process of doing so and how many pending lawsuits are there?
Maryland did have a bill, but it promptly died in the Senate.
Not sure if this is posted yet. but Vermont's moving to protect their net neutrality.
AT&T-funded Assemblyman Miguel Santiago looks to defang any potential net neutrality bill in California.
What are the odds this'll work?
Probably pretty well, considering how the rest of this has gone for them.
I swear, if this whole thing gets sabotaged by ONE guy who is suppose to be on our side (some "Democrat" he is)...
edited 19th Jun '18 5:48:08 PM by Wariolander
So that means the bastion in California is now in serious jeopardy...it should be illegal for corporations to fund politicians.
I hate traitors...
Or go the UK route on campaigning. 6-months before the election for campiagn, campaigns are funded by the government, no further donations allowed, campaigning ends once the elections occur.
That just kind of seems... no brainer by comparison.
Big business already has it's slimmy tendrils rooted deep in the american economy and culture, if someone attempted to add the above campaign rules, they'd smother it in the cradle.
There's already an End Citizens United campaign. Maybe that might get somewhere if/when Democrats get back into power.
Thought: as a response to all this, AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and so on must be utterly destroyed. I don't know how, nationalising broadband is a good start, but the companies need to be put down, and all the resources acquired acquired by seizing the companies being used to fund nationwide public broadband (or something like it) as a Humiliation Conga.
Apologies if I'm restating the obvious.
edited 22nd Jun '18 10:27:14 AM by TroperOnAStickV2
Forbidding regional monopolies and forcing those companies in the market to compete would be a start.
.That could theoretically solve the whole thing, although there's a risk of... I think brinkmanship is the appropriate term? where the companies keep seeing just how far they can get away with hiking their prices.
But I do want to see the extant telecom companies punished for their misbehaviour in all this. Yes, I'm aware it's very preconventional of me, and I don't care.
Didn't the big ISPs muscle out Google when they tried to put down some fiber in a few towns?
The "good" news about the California betrayal is that Santiago is getting a lot of backlash.
Not that the guy probably gives a shit.
Unrelated: Every time I see your current avatar I get the lyrical version of the Namazu song stuck in my head.
edited 22nd Jun '18 4:30:53 PM by TroperOnAStickV2
A law should be passed to render that sort of action illegal.
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