Black People : Corporations win over/FCC, regarding what you see or cannot see on the web

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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Appeals Court Blocks FCC Regulation of Net Neutrality
    A federal appeals court has ruled the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to prevent internet service providers from blocking and controlling internet traffic. The FCC has long sought to force internet service companies to give web users equal access to all websites, a concept known as network neutrality. But the decision grants the companies further control over internet traffic while threatening the future of internet regulation. The ruling is a major victory for cable giant Comcast, which had challenged the FCC’s authority to impose network neutrality obligations on broadband providers.

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    yeah !
    it was a major hit for corporations and grand for the leading giant Comcast
     
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    Published on Friday, April 16, 2010 by Save the Internet
    Public Outcry Over Comcast Ruling Reaches the FCC
    by Timothy Karr

    The public outrage over last week's appeals court decision against an open Internet reached Washington this week.
    People are doing all they can to stop a decision that would effectively give phone and cable companies power to control Internet content, and undermine the open architecture that has transformed the Web into a democratic force in society.

    The reaction has been swift, with more than one hundred thousand people contacting Washington since the court rendered its decision for Comcast and against the FCC’s ability to protect our online rights.

    Congress to FCC: Act Now

    The wave hit Capitol Hill Wednesday. During a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Chairman Jay Rockefeller pressured the FCC’s Julius Genachowski to move quickly "to protect consumers [and] make the hard choices" to deliver an open Internet to everyone.

    Sen. John Kerry wrote here that the FCC needs to fight "to make sure the Internet stays in the hands of the American people, that we get to set the rules to benefit all of us, not just a few huge corporations."

    Later in the day, Sen. Byron Dorgan took to the Senate floor to urge the FCC to reclassify broadband and to reassert its authority to safeguard Net Neutrality. "The FCC is the referee," Dorgan said, "and I want it to have the touch that's necessary to protect the interests of American people and the citizens that use the Internet."

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/04/16-1
     
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