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Old 10-26-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Seems the story is old, but first I've heard of it. But Van Jones, Whitehouse "Czar" has been involved..

New Initiative To Push Internet For Everyone | WebProNews

Nearly half of Americans favor some form of Internet regulation, and Internet usage is closely linked to income and broadband penetration. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, thanks to future political ambitions, is proposing a nationwide content-regulated wireless network offering 768 kbps, which is sure to generate controversy on both the ISP side and the freedom of speech side of the debate.

So this is the government wanting to subsidize the internet in exchange for authority to regulate whats being put out?

Somewhere there is a video of Van Jones calling for free internet for all. Considering my internet bill, that might sound good.. Let the handouts continue...
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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The reason why this becomes important btw, is Net Neutrality – The Internet’s Fairness Doctrine | (http://vociferation.net/holyh/?p=1419 - broken link)

The FCC has, today, approved the rules regarding Net Neutrality, October 22, 2009
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Don't fret. It's all ending, soon. The term "bailout" will soon be as passe as cabbage patch dolls and the pet rock. 130 billion in T-bills on the block this week. We'll see what happens, won't we?
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Great plan (if you're the feds) - make sure that everybody in the country has Internet access, then tax the hell out of it!

So far, Congress has been keeping their grubby little fingers out of our pockets when it comes to inet access, but it comes up every year or two. I'll lay 2:1 that the next time it does, you're going to see a nice little "surcharge" on the next bill from your ISP.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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Maybe people can find a more rewarding addiction.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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The reason why this becomes important btw, is Net Neutrality – The Internet’s Fairness Doctrine | (http://vociferation.net/holyh/?p=1419 - broken link)

The FCC has, today, approved the rules regarding Net Neutrality, October 22, 2009
You need to do some research on what Net Neutrality is. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Fairness Doctrine.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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You need to do some research on what Net Neutrality is. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Fairness Doctrine.
As someone else tried to proclaim yesterday until I had to link together the fact that internet and tv shows will in the future come down the same pipeline and tv and intenet access will be on the same machines. (I myself already get tv on my computers, and computer screens posted on my tv's for stock tickers)

The laws are being setup to allow regulation by the FCC. Pretending that the technology isnt being steered in this direction that they will both need regulated by the same branch of government doesnt mean the need isnt there because this technology exists.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:06 PM
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This has everything to do with control. If you don't think so, how come cable or sattelite TV isn't subsidized and made available to everyone for free? Huh>> Why not? Because they already have control over that, the internet is the last FREE SPEECH frontier that they want to get their dirty, grubby little hands on.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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This has everything to do with control. If you don't think so, how come cable or sattelite TV isn't subsidized and made available to everyone for free? Huh>> Why not? Because they already have control over that, the internet is the last FREE SPEECH frontier that they want to get their dirty, grubby little hands on.
You nailed it, friend! The government wants to control all sources of information. We are losing our freedom slowly but very surely. The maintenance of freedom takes eternal vigilance.

- Reel
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Seems the story is old, but first I've heard of it. But Van Jones, Whitehouse "Czar" has been involved..

New Initiative To Push Internet For Everyone | WebProNews

Nearly half of Americans favor some form of Internet regulation, and Internet usage is closely linked to income and broadband penetration. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, thanks to future political ambitions, is proposing a nationwide content-regulated wireless network offering 768 kbps, which is sure to generate controversy on both the ISP side and the freedom of speech side of the debate.

So this is the government wanting to subsidize the internet in exchange for authority to regulate whats being put out?

Somewhere there is a video of Van Jones calling for free internet for all. Considering my internet bill, that might sound good.. Let the handouts continue...
That's an old Bush-era initiative. What's the point?
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