Nancy Pelosi hops on to the Title II bandwagon, urges FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility

By Himanshu Arora ยท 13 replies
Sep 9, 2014
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  1. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has strongly come out in support of net neutrality, asking the FCC to ban so-called "Internet fast lanes" by regulating broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II.

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,946   +765

    IMHO, this is the way to go. In my area, internet access is through the hands of what I consider a monopoly that takes advantage of ancient (in the neighborhood of 100+ year old) laws that were designed with telco service in mind. As a result, people are gouged for broadband access, and the monopoly the company has simply emboldens the company to abuse their customers.

    There is another company in my area that is starting to gain a foothold through providing fiber-to-the-home services at what seem like reasonable rates - 100 Mbit / $50/mo compared with 50 Mbit / $54.99/mo from the competition.
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  3. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,946   +765

    Please post a link to the public comment site.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,744   +3,710

    I already deal with slow ISP! I don't need websites making my experience worse, to try and prove a point with someone else.
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  5. robb213

    robb213 TS Maniac Posts: 330   +100

    I can't stand Pelosi. If anything, her joining us in the cause will drive more people away lol

    The websites won't have their bandwidth throughput changed, so you're experience will be exactly the same. All they're doing is displaying a sort of loading icon somewhere on the page to "simulate" what things could be like.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,362   +2,006

    Now would be a great time to treat internet & cable systems much like telco's where:

    1. Required cooperation so multiple systems can exist in the same areas and promote competition.
    2. Federal guidelines and standards could be enforced to prevent anti-competitive actions
    3. Required ala'cart service selection so users can get only those channels they want
    4. Compedative I-Net services at compedative rates.
    5. MANDITORY network upgrade to meet the standard promised by TELCO's and cable companys.

    I can think of several more, but this would be a good starting point AND would give the FCC something to do again!
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  7. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,311   +434

    Pelosi is one dumb broad voted to office by dumb boys and girls. I am shocked, SHOCKED that I would agree with her on anything
  8. Well, that tells me everything I need to know about net neutrality.
  9. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Maniac Posts: 151   +118

    One of the few times I find myself agreeing with a poorly spelt internet comment.

    [Edit]....or Nancy Pelosi...[/edit]
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,744   +3,710

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  11. I agree. For once...I agree with Pelosi. Now get this done and get out of office.
  12. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    I had gone after Comcast for my 50 mbps down and 10 mbps up cost me $76 a month no tax no state fees or any other fees because I am not getting digital phone nor their CATV service. Now I only pay $44 a month for the same service. With my tweaks inside out at the module box I am getting 59/60 mbps down and 10/12 mbps up.
  13. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Maniac Posts: 151   +118

    Hmm. I did not know that. Thanks!
    Also, the irony is not lost on me.
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  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    However, I believe that both "learned", and "learnt", are both considered acceptable, and of the same meaning, at least to one degree or another.

    "Learnt" being slightly more archaic and dialectic. (IIRC, this didn't warrant a web search).
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014

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