Rex D. Cain
If you've been getting the feeling lately
that far right-wing extremists now in control in Washington, DC have
selling out your country from underneath you, congratulations. That
you're reasonably perceptive.
As part of that ongoing sell-out to
the rich and
powerful, get ready to say goodbye to an equal playing field on the
and say hello to mega-media corporations and the super-rich pulling all
President Trump's had-picked GOP
extremists in the federal
government are about to hose the American people big time (once again)
they stand up and stop it from happening.
FCC intends to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality
rules in a meeting on December 14," notes Salon.com.
say will create an unequal internet that favors major telecom companies
provides them with the ability to charge consumers more for certain
For years the huge media corporations
have been drooling
like junkyard dogs over the
prospect of taking control of the speeds on the "Super Information
Highway" - at the expense of all others - in order to make a huge
know where their campaign donations have been going, yes? Greed,
desire for power and friendly well-fed politicians are at the heart of
the Internet from being an equal playing field and controlling as much
of it as
they can has been high on the shopping list of huge communications
conglomerates for a very long time.
is information you need to know in order to take action like all good
should to stop Trump's FCC from handing over the Internet to the
interests in Washington -- the kind who line the pockets of lawmakers
way or another and now expect a payback with the FCC handing them
fake one million "pro repeal" neutrality comments to the FCC
off, read this report here by Devin
Coldeway over at Tech
Crunch who writes: "In
May, when the FCC released an early draft of its plan to undo 2015’s
neutrality rules, I pointed out that its case rests
almost entirely on a deeply
incorrect definition of how the internet works.
There can be no
mistake now that this misrepresentation is deliberate; the agency has
reiterated it in even stronger terms in
the final draft of the proposal. I’m
not going to go into great detail on it (my earlier
it out) but the basic problem is this: broadband has to be defined as
information service or telecommunications service."
important, he says, to understand the difference because those two
check out this new report here by Jeff
Kao over at Hackernoon.com. He found that "more
than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality
Comments (to the FCC) were likely faked."
He used, "Natural language processing
techniques to analyze net
neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and
results were disturbing," he writes.
bit more from his report:
Attorney General Schneiderman estimated
hundreds of thousands of Americans’ identities were stolen and
used in spam campaigns that support repealing net neutrality. My
at least 1.3 million fake pro-repeal comments, with suspicions about
In fact, the sum of fake pro-repeal comments in the proceeding may
on that issue: "Consumers
written letters to the FCC and claimed that their names, or addresses
in comments that they had not written, and some were even listed as
from people that are deceased, according to
letter writer to the Washington Post says (Re: a Nov. 22 front-page article “FCC
moves to end net neutrality
"I hope the Federal
Communications Commission will reconsider. Ending net neutrality would
floodgate for monopolistic behavior, as large companies would then have
ability to pay to block competitors and to therefore fix prices.
would prevent the emergence of new businesses and would clearly not be
best interest of the consumer. The restraint of trade would probably be
violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and contrary to the FCC’s
“supporting the nation’s economy by ensuring an appropriate competitive
framework for the unfolding of the communications revolution.”
net neutrality, pharmaceutical companies could also be able to block
new cures and alternative, lower-priced medicines.
unethical president or person of considerable wealth could create a
environment filled with falsehoods and propaganda. FCC, please do the
thing and keep net neutrality."
those sorts of things are just for openers.
for a look at who the fat cats are that want to roll back net
and who the lawmakers are who's pockets have been lined by the big
giants, check out this 2014 report
from the Sky Valley Chronicle.
are now well armed with information. Just where you need to be to go
in the world and put an end to the corporate funded, right-wing
desires to kill net neutrality.