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FCC Wants Net Neutrality Suits Stopped 108

Posted by timothy
from the you-bet-they-do dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "The FCC moved to dismiss the net neutrality challenges filed by MetroPCS and Verizon, claiming they were 'filed prematurely.' Verizon and MetroPCS have both sued the FCC, arguing that the commission did not have the authority to hand down its December net neutrality rules. The FCC maintains that it does indeed have the right to regulate broadband, thanks to provisions in the Communications Act."
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FCC Wants Net Neutrality Suits Stopped

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  • by unity100 (970058) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @08:51AM (#35048520) Homepage Journal
    its built on public land, but WE own the infrastructure and can decide what you can do with it.

    this is what the ISPs say. they are attempting to do make monkeys out of the people, on people's land, with people's money, with people's rules.
  • Re:sigh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by bmo (77928) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @09:06AM (#35048578)

    >Fuhrer

    Saw this.

    Stopped reading. No matter what your point was, it was drowned out by your moronic comparison to Hitler.

    You're dumb. You're the dumbest thing to come to Dumbtown since Dumb came to Dumbtown.

    Get the hell off the Internet and set your computer alight.

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    BMO

  • by Haedrian (1676506) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @09:17AM (#35048636)

    Strawman argument.

    Net neutrality = "Every packet is treated the same on the internet". It has nothing to do with the government enforcing regulations on the internet. It has everything to do with the government enforcing that NOBODY should enforce regulations on the internet.

  • by Max_W (812974) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @09:17AM (#35048642)

    This is already happening. The ISP owners open its Internet shop and do not let other Internet shops into their network. I have this problem with at least 2 ISPs.

    The ISPs should be watched carefully. They should, speaking figuratively, maintain the bridge technically, but not be traffic regulators.

  • by unity100 (970058) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @09:25AM (#35048688) Homepage Journal
    you didnt make it. fcc made it, and it is now turning it back. isps are wanting to STEAL your money and property with this.its this. there is no simpler or more politically correct word. its STEALING. nothing less.
  • by unity100 (970058) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @09:29AM (#35048708) Homepage Journal

    That is correct. And what's the problem with that? Does the public own all cars parked or driven in public places (like highways, public parking, etc)? After all, you are using public resources just as much as the ISPs are. Of course not. The peoples' rules on who owns what are clear.

    public owns all the roads, and they have the right to travel on them HOWEVER they like. no road operator can decide who can travel on the road, and who cannot, and who will pay how much, separately from their vehicle classification.

    The point you seem to miss is that the rule of law is more important than your misguided sense of fairness. One can always change laws through lawful means, if they are unfair.

    dont use stupid wordage like 'pathetic whine' etc when you dont get shit about what you are talking. the rule of the law, is the commission you named as FCC has the authority to CLASSIFY methods of communication.

    fcc ITSELF has classified the internet as something before. now, it is classifying it as something else. it has the authority to do it. arguing the opposite means that you also do not recognize the prior classification based on lack of authority, which went on for two decades and you have ACCEPTED that status quo. if anything, no moron has the right to object to something they had went along with, accepting as legal, for two decades.

    however foremost, a commission that has the authority to classify something, has THE RIGHT TO CLASSIFY IT AGAIN.

    if you have not been able to perceive the above concepts, dont reply to me. youll be ignored.

  • by Cwix (1671282) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @10:31AM (#35048970)

    Just like a corporation NEVER has rights? Oh wait they are people too!! Lets not do anything that would harm those "people's" rights. They have a right to gigantic profit margins, right? Cant fucking get in the way of those now can we?

  • Re:sigh (Score:4, Insightful)

    by thetoadwarrior (1268702) on Sunday January 30, 2011 @01:42PM (#35049806) Homepage
    The FCC is all about regulating communications. What exactly do you think the internet is used for? The age of the FCC has no bearing on this mainly because no one within the FCC upon it's start is there now.

    And before all the idiots come in here have a circle jerk over FDR and the FCC you have to keep in mind the FCC is only effectively an upgrade from the existing Federal Radio Commission which began under Republican Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Before that the government was regulating radio with the Radio Act of 1912.

    Not that it matters if it was a republican or democrat who started this. Anyone with half a brain realises that something that greatly affects the whole nation and its education and economy should be watched over to ensure it's not shat on by corporations.

    Mind you Republicans were different in those days. They didn't have an army of retards watching Fox News damaging their party.

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