Re: congress needs to stengthen fcc powers
said by n2jtx:"Back to?" They never had common carrier status in the first place, so there's no reclassifying them "back to" it.
The FCC needs no more power. They already have to power to reclassify ISP's back to Common Carriers subject to enhanced regulation.
Secondly, and more importantly: Be careful what you wish for. Right now ISPs have fairly free reign to establish Terms Of Service (TOS') and Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) with which they can, for example, fairly easily boot spammers, scammers and other network abusers off their networks. They also have fairly free reign to block traffic from persistently abusive network partners. Common Carrier status will change all that.
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Re: Show of Hands? You got it sir. This is what people need to wake the hell up, people set their sights on going after the big corporations all the while happening our government sneaks in these new laws at the traditional midnight votes. And for the against regulation crowd saying the providers will find another way to get that money back, well the government sets the rules, no matter how much lobby money is passed you piss them off enough aka screwing with the Senates and congresses sports games seem to get them off there asses. Good luck getting those dollars back when they start closing loopholes. I know it's a pipe dream but when the guard starts to change in Washington maybe just maybe someone from my generation will break from the norm.
On a separate note my political status makes me very valuable to the party's so I have politicians calling me all the time, but the other day I received a call from a Representative running for my district, he actually called me from his personal cellphone, we talked for over a hour about the basic crap, happy with government bla bla. But he asked me what i feel most passionate about and I started flooding him with our current situation with cable company's and the constant rake prices. I explained to him what a duopoly was and the strongish arguments we tech guys have because we see it every minute of every day. He gave me his email so I have been battering him with articles on net neutrality, carrier fees, Etc. He actually told me this is the first time a voter has brought it to attention, then I told him the next time he calls a potential voter to bring the issue up of there cable bill and see what they say. I know he isn't that big of a politician but even a little fire started might help out.