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  • Net neutrality is now officially on life support. Here’s what happens next.

    Hopefully this ruling will be appealed.

    https://www.vox.com/2017/12/14/16774...peal-explained
    Net neutrality is now officially on life support. Here’s what happens next.

    The FCC voted in a 3-2 party-line vote to end net neutrality, despite overwhelming bipartisan support for it.

    By Aja Romano@ajaromano Updated Dec 14, 2017, 5:52pm EST

    ... Net neutrality mandated that ISPs display all websites, at the same speed, to all sources of internet traffic. Without net neutrality, all bets are off.
    That means ISPs will be free to control what you access on the internet, meaning they will be able to block access to specific websites and pieces of software that interact with the internet.
    They might charge you more or less money to access specific “bundles” of certain websites, much as cable television providers do now — but instead of “basic cable,” you might be forced to pay for access to more than a “basic” number of websites, as this popular pro-net neutrality graphic illustrates:
    [See article]
    ISPs will also be able to control how quickly you’re served webpages, how quickly you can download and upload things, and in what contexts you can access which websites, depending on how much money you pay them.
    They’ll be able tocharge you more to access sites you currently visit for free, cap how much data you’re allowed to use, redirect you from sites you are trying to use to sites they want you to use instead, and block you from being able to access apps, products, and information offered by their competitors or other companies they don’t like.
    They can even block you from being able to access information on certain topics, news events, or issues they don’t want you to know about...
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    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...eo-mocking-net
    Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017


    by Common Dreams
    by Jake Johnson, staff writer
    Killing net neutrality protections "will have a devastating effect on free speech online"—and FCC chair Ajit Pai thinks it's funny.
    "Ajit Pai decided to show us just how dumb he thinks Americans are."
    —Quincy Larson
    That was the message many took away from a video Pai recorded with the right-wing publication the Daily Caller, in which the FCC chair and former Verizon lawyer outlines "a few of the things you will still be able to do on the Internet after these Obama-era regulations are repealed"—which include "take selfies with your pets" and "binge watch your favorite shows."...

    “‘i love myself.’ the quietest. simplest. most powerful. revolution ever.” ---- nayyirah waheed

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    • #3

      We have multiple platforms including this site, a backup site, face book, and twitter. Already google plays with the formulas to rank sites on their search engine. They have ranked government sites above all.

      Information is power so a free and fully accessible internet is a threat. We will see......
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      Shine upon you,
      All love surround you,
      And the pure light within you
      Guide your way on."

      "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
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      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
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      • #4

        "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

        http://www.un.org/en/universal-decla...-human-rights/
        "May the long time sun
        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

        "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
        Aristotle

        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
        Mohandas Gandhi

        Be the light that is within.

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