Bios of The FCC
Today’s Notice rests upon over a decade of consistent action by the Commission to protect and promote the Internet as an open platform for innovation, competition, economic growth, and free expression. At the core of all of these Commission efforts has been a view endorsed by four Chairmen and a majority of the Commission’s members in office during that time: That FCC oversight is essential to protect the openness that is critical to the Internet’s success. In recognition of this, the Commission has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to safeguarding that openness.
Commissions Document FCC
Federal Communications Commission (foot note #s can be found by viewing the entire document, scroll down to FCC 14-61)
Verizon challenged the Open Internet Order in the D.C. Circuit on several grounds.41 It argued that the Commission lacked statutory authority to adopt the rules, that the blocking and non-discrimination rules violated the Communications Act by imposing common carriage regulation on an information service, that the Order was arbitrary and capricious, and that the rules violated the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
On January 14, 2014, the D.C. Circuit ruled on Verizon’s challenge to the Open Internet Order.42 As discussed further below, the court upheld the Commission’s reading that sections 706(a) and (b) of the Telecommunications Act grant the Commission affirmative authority to encourage and accelerate the deployment of broadband capability to all Americans through, among other things, measures that promote competition in the local telecommunications market or remove barriers to infrastructure investment.43 The court further held that the Commission could utilize that section 706 authority to regulate broadband Internet access service.44 It concluded that the Commission had adequately justified the adoption of open Internet rules by finding that such rules would preserve and facilitate the “virtuous circle” of innovation, demand for Internet services, and deployment of broadband infrastructure and that, absent such rules, broadband providers would have the incentive and ability to inhibit that deployment.45 The court therefore rejected Verizon’s challenge to the transparency rule.46 However, the court struck down the “anti-blocking” and “anti-discrimination” rules, explaining that the Commission had chosen an impermissible mechanism by which to implement its legitimate goals. Specifically, the court held that the Commission had imposed per se common carriage requirements on providers of Internet access services.47 Such treatment was impermissible because the Commission had classified fixed broadband Internet access service as an information service, not a telecommunications service, and had classified mobile broadband Internet access service as a private mobile service rather than a commercial mobile service.48 The court remanded the case to the Commission for further proceedings consistent with its opinion.
Today, we respond directly to that remand and propose to adopt enforceable rules of the road, consistent with the court’s opinion, to protect and promote the open Internet. As the above history demonstrates, our action builds on the foundation begun under Chairman Powell, continued under Chairmen Martin and Genachowski, and reinforced by a decade of Commission policy. (end FCC document)
Yet companies that do business over the Internet, including some of the strongest supporters of net neutrality, routinely pay for a variety of services to ensure the best possible experience for their consumers. They’ve been doing it for years. And certain arrangements have even been viewed as “good for the Internet.” In short, fears that paid prioritization will automatically degrade service for other users, relegating them to a so-called “slow lane,” have been dis-proven by years of experience. (end pg. 99)
Well that alone is some great news. This whole report of Net Neutrality a 99 page doc. offered to the public with comment section on “The Open Internet Proceedings” which has been over whelming and comments will remain open tile Friday midnight this week. FCC had received around 900,000 comments.
Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
“When given the opportunity, will we realize the benefits of sharing more information, gathering more knowledge, making more connections among ourselves? So far, we have.”
The Net – Why Me
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The Arab Spring demonstrated the power of the internet to help protesters organize and governments have recognized impact from public influence. The Great Firewall of China to NSA surveillance, trends towards internet control has accelerated. On Monday, 36 internet companies, including Google, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon, urged the FCC in a filing, to treat wireless and wire-line traffic in the same way, saying: “The internet is threatened by broadband internet access providers who would turn open, best-efforts internet into a pay-for-priority platform more closely resembling cable television than today’s internet.”
It’s always about the $money$ isn’t Pod, well if cable, telecom and Hollywood corporation lobbyist get their way with the Net and that golden word, “Intellectual Property” the Net heads south. But on the other hand this will bring new avenues to the public, one for instance is OuterNet through satellite data broadcasting, Outernet is able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. It’s the modern version of shortwave radio, or BitTorrent from space.
Yeah know what this is like? Bitcoin when it became a crypto-currency to under mind de facto currencies and fraudulent banks. That system is quite stable and the public created it, she’s a little Monster now. Another tool invented in 1609 by Dutch merchant Isaac Le Maire, a sizeable shareholder of the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC). Short selling can exert downward pressure on the underlying stock, driving down the price of shares of that security. This combined with the seemingly complex and hard to follow tactics of the practice, have made short selling a historical target. (thank you Isaac!) A grass-roots movement is in place as Hedge Funds that by design will drive down the value of any stock participated on a large level would get anyone’s attention, once again brought to you by the public, I’d be careful CEO.
Philanthropy: means love of humanity in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing what it is to be human on both the benefactors and beneficiaries.
Philosophy: is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
Now even more interesting is Ronnie Moas, is the Founder of Philanthropy and Philosophy and Founder and Director of Research at highly regarded (and highly ranked) independent stock market research provider Standpoint Research. Ronnie walked more than 3,000 miles by himself since 2007 through more than 50 countries on six continents and 25 (US) States. What he has seen in his travels and in his analysis of hundreds of US companies tormented him. By early 2014, he had seen enough and decided – in a move that was unprecedented in the financial services industry – to blacklist four major companies – Apple, Amazon, Philip Morris and Yahoo – on ethical and moral grounds. He then wrote a 44-page report that was distributed worldwide on February 24, 2014, titled Extreme Capitalism and the Race to the Bottom. That report is available for free at both of his web sites. You don’t want to end up on Ronnie’s “Blacklist” right? So here we have a fellow who really has no competition because nobody else has him around. Ronnie is even putting together a team of lobbyist.
From Ronnie: “As Winston Churchill said, If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile-driver and hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time, with a tremendous whack. So here is my whack – a beautiful website (Philanthropy and Philosophy) that took six months to construct. I will spend the rest of my life driving traffic to this site in an effort to seek justice; to educate; raise awareness; encourage more activism, philanthropy and charity.”
Fact of the matter is, to navigate a balance for all and I feel that will happen. If not we implement public tools to become a better player on the man-made board of Monopoly to have control of diverse properties and we’re showing up.
The Truth About Lobbying
Whether you call it “pulling favors” or “illegal bribery,” it’s happening all over Washington, D.C… Lobbying! Today, Jesse Ventura gets to the bottom of the lobbyists’ business as he follows the Money Trail right to their doors on K Street. Without their dirty money would anything ever get done in government? What do you think?
Since 2005—Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and the National Music Publishers Association—are all opposed to neutrality. Verizon and AT&T are heads and shoulders above everyone else, each with an estimated 119 reports mentioning net neutrality.
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Net Neutrality Explained
Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they’re doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren’t covering it.
John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC.
Video uploaded by U Tube user Last Week Tonight with John Oliver