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Cheese
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join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
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Why bother having an FCC

If they have no control? Either they do or they don't and if they don't, why bother?

leo81486

join:2010-10-21
Brooklyn, NY
+111~~~

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to Cheese
and they don't. that's the point that these companies are trying to make. Until Congress gives them the power for the Internet the FCC will keep getting sued until the Courts decide to smack the FCC and their leaders for overstepping the guidelines that govern them.

And after all the FCC is the one that ruled that the Internet was an Information service to start off with. Not a communications service- hence- Federal Communications Commission NOT the Federal Communications Information Commission.


Cheese
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join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
kudos:1
said by 25139889:

and they don't. that's the point that these companies are trying to make. Until Congress gives them the power for the Internet the FCC will keep getting sued until the Courts decide to smack the FCC and their leaders for overstepping the guidelines that govern them.

And after all the FCC is the one that ruled that the Internet was an Information service to start off with. Not a communications service- hence- Federal Communications Commission NOT the Federal Communications Information Commission.

The problem I have with this is, they are the FCC, they should already have this power, this is why they were formed. And for the allowment of being able to be sued, is ridiculous.


Somnambul33t
L33t.
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join:2002-12-05
Blackwood, NJ
reply to Cheese
said by Cheese:

If they have no control? Either they do or they don't and if they don't, why bother?

i agree. can we finally abolish the FCC now?


bbeesley
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join:2003-08-07
Richardson, TX
kudos:5
reply to 25139889
said by 25139889:

Until Congress gives them the power for the Internet

The Internet is somthing that Congress or any other U.S. legislative body can control or give authority for control over?

That must be a really big surprise to the rest of the developed world

<grin>


Cheese
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join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
kudos:1
reply to Somnambul33t
said by Somnambul33t:

said by Cheese:

If they have no control? Either they do or they don't and if they don't, why bother?

i agree. can we finally abolish the FCC now?

If they are unable to grow a set and put their foot down on this BS, yes, they need to be taken apart.


vpoko
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join:2003-07-03
Boston, MA
reply to Somnambul33t
Yeah, spectrum free-for-all! Whoever builds the most powerful transmitter wins!

openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
reply to bbeesley
said by bbeesley:

The Internet is somthing that Congress or any other U.S. legislative body can control or give authority for control over?

US based networks that form a portion of the Internet, yes.

openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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reply to Somnambul33t
Or, roll the FCC's pervue back to overseeing spectrum management.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to Cheese
they were orginally formed for communications services that did not include the internet though. and the FCC decided they did NOT want that Internet as information service back when the X Case was going on with wholesale cable modem services, etc.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to Cheese
and they was talk about gutting them and starting over but yet you get people that complain about that. The FCC has NOT adopted any real rules that could improve communications as a whole so they should go.

They're rulings that did help though; they went back on and it has become just a horse and pony show with nothing more.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to openbox9
yep! which was their primary job!

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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join:2011-08-11
NYC
kudos:2
reply to vpoko
I could certainly set up an FM transmitter that would over-power the more distant Manhattan stations!! Good bye Clear Channel... Hello CXM_Splicer Channel