Friday, December 14, 2018

Major Medium essay on the loss of net neutrality



Gigi Sohn, from Georgetown University, has recently also joined Electronic Frontier Foundation and has an article on Medium regarding the results of suspending network neutrality protections by the FCC finally last June, here. She discusses the throttling by Verizon of emergency services during the wildfires in California, and argues that a few throttling events have happened to try to goad consumers away from local grids.
  
FFTF has a posting today on members of Congress who took money from telecoms.

 We need also to remain aware of the possibility that activists (especially the SJW on the far left) could pressure telecoms to disconnect the websites of those persons or parties believed to be "connected" somehow  (even merely by appearance or association or code words) to the alt-right. How long will it take for this idea to catch on? 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Final deadline for lame duck session action in House on net neutrality "unrepeal" is apparently December 10



On Nov. 28, Kaleigh Rodgers reported on Motherboard Vice that House Democrats who hadn’t pledged to sign the discharge petition to, for practical purposes, restored network neutrality, had taken campaign finance contributions from major telecoms. On Nov. 28, Kaleigh Rodgers reported on Motherboard Vice that House Democrats who hadn’t pledged to sign the discharge petition to, for practical purposes, restored network neutrality, had taken campaign finance contributions from major telecoms.


“They” needed 18 more Democrats to sign the discharge petition for the lame duck session.
  
The last “Deadline for Net Neutrality” for the lame duck session had been Thursday, Nov. 29 according to a link from FFTF. 

  
Haven’t heard yet how it turned out!  Well, there is a video now that says it failed (above).  There is one more deadline Monday December 10, 2018.