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FCC Says Net Neutrality Rules Will End On June 11 (reuters.com) 103

The Federal Communications Commission said in a notice Thursday that landmark 2015 U.S. open-internet rules will cease on June 11. From a report: The FCC in December repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, allowing internet providers to block or slow websites as long as they disclose the practice. The FCC said the new rules will take effect 30 days from Friday. An FCC spokeswoman confirmed the new rules will take effect on June 11. A group of states and others have sued to try to block the new rules from taking effect. The revised rules were a win for internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast but are opposed by internet firms like Facebook and Alphabet.

FCC Says Net Neutrality Rules Will End On June 11

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    You heard it here first.
  • If Comcast starts slowing down our internet service, would this be justification to cancel our service contract and go with a better one (Sonic.net for example?)
    • by Anonymous Coward

      No. You agreed to let them alter the terms of the deal at any time at their sole discretion. Reread your TOS.

      If they say your speed is now 1 kilobit, and your bill is now $1K/month, guess what... you agreed to that.

  • by DarkRookie ( 5030953 ) on Thursday May 10, 2018 @12:23PM (#56588790)
    ISPs have announced that their internet packages are going up in price on the 12th.
    • Re:In other news (Score:4, Insightful)

      by Jason Levine ( 196982 ) on Thursday May 10, 2018 @01:35PM (#56589418) Homepage

      No, the price remains the same. Wait, you want to view Netflix? That's $2 extra a month. Wait, you want to view it in HD? $5 extra a month. YouTube also? Another $3 extra. You know what? Just subscribe to our Approved Streaming Providers package ($9.99 a month extra for the first 12 months*) where you can watch all you want. Then, when you want to comment on those videos or share them with your friends, you'll want the Approved Social Media Experience ($7.99 a month extra for the first 12 months*).

      * Price valid for the first 12 months. Price may increase afterwards. Taxes and fees may apply however the ISP deems they should.

  • Thank god! (Score:4, Funny)

    by l0ungeb0y ( 442022 ) on Thursday May 10, 2018 @01:54PM (#56589616) Homepage Journal
    About time that ISPs can charge for the right to access information you get through THEIR networks THIS IS AMERICA -- if you want free information build your own internet you fucking commie liberals
    • by Altrag ( 195300 )

      I assume you've built you own roads to drive to work? Until you've done that, you may as well STFU and stop being hypocritical.

    • About time that ISPs can charge for the right to access information you get through THEIR networks
      THIS IS AMERICA -- if you want free information build your own internet you fucking commie liberals

      About half of their infrastructure was paid by government subsidies. e.g. My/Our tax dollars. I think that makes 'their' networks half ours.

  • ...call your ISP "Heyyyy, this website is slow, can you tell me if you're throttling it?..."

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