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    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Harassed By Net Neutrality Advocates

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Harassed By Net Neutrality Advocates

    So tolerant.

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has started to face harassment online and at his private residence as the agency plans to rollback net neutrality.

    Net neutrality are rules that force internet providers to treat all information equally. Those that don’t like it have placed threats, even naming his children, on Pai.

    So I saw this tweet:

    Now let’s see what else people have been saying to Pai on social media. Remember, the majority of these people are supposed to be on the caring and tolerant left.

    Apparently, as we have seen before, that doesn’t matter if you’re not on their side.

    You want some irony? Okay, so net neutrality advocates want the rules to remain to keep things fair and equal. Well, this one CEO wants to use his connections to get his way. HOW DO I IRONY?

    It even expands to changing his Wikipedia page.

    Who changed Ajit Pai’s Wikipedia page? I’d like to buy you a beer #netneutrality

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    Not to mention the racism and disgust.

    I had to take a screenshot of this tweet because the picture is disgusting. But it’s his face with liquid over it. You can guess.

    This was posted on Reddit:

    Wait. You want to know the kicker? Net neutrality doesn’t even matter. At Bloomberg, Shira Ovide penned an article that explained why the whole idea is fiction. Why? Because the majority of us purchase our internet service from large telecom services:

    The reality is big companies do have a privileged path into people’s digital lives. They have the money and the technical ability to make sure their websites and internet videos speed through internet pipes without delays or hiccups.

    Google parent company Alphabet Inc., for example, famously obsesses over fractions of a second of delay when people surf Google web searches or YouTube. The company has said the vast majority of internet users will give up if a web video stalls. To make sure no one ever dumps a YouTube video, then, Alphabet can rely on its 74,000 employees and the most impressive network of computers on the planet, on which the company devotes a big chunk of its $12 billion in yearly capital spending.

    No suburban dad can match those resources. Google doesn’t need to pay AT&T or Verizon to ensure its YouTube videos have a zippier route along those companies’ internet pipes. Google’s unmatched employee talent and money ensure those YouTube videos have a fast lane into people’s homes.

    Even with net neutrality, the big and popular companies already have privilege:

    Google, Netflix Inc. and other rich companies have long had agreements to connect their computer equipment directly into telecommunications companies’ networks. In some cases, those web companies pay fees for the privilege, known as paid peering. These payments are a legal and accepted — if occasionally controversial — cost of doing business, even under the stricter internet regulation the FCC is seeking to undo.

    Telecom companies that “have their own web video programming or digital services” will often do what they can to prop those up and the FCC can’t do anything about it:

    For example, AT&T discounts its DirecTV Now internet television offering for people who have its high-end mobile phone service. That means AT&T — without doing anything nefarious to slow internet traffic to rivals– is making its owned web programming more appealing to its customers.

    The FCC also permits the telecom providers to accept fees to give access to certain websites or apps without customers worrying about their data costs. Again, the internet is not a level playing field, and AT&T doesn’t have to speed up or slow down anyone’s web traffic to make it this way.


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    Governments do not create ‘free markets’. Governments either interfere (net neutrality) or stay out of the way. Obama care and it’s exchanges are net neutrality in the insurance world. Government deciding what a company must provide is the opposite of free enterprise

    I saw let them change the rules. After ATT merges with Time Warner, anyone with ATT as an ISP will have fast pipes to CNN and slow pipes to Fox. I can’t wait for the outrage after this happens.

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