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100% false. #NetNeutrality has been in practice since the beginning. What changed under Obama is greedy corporations started suing for the right to discriminate & charge sites more $$ to have reasonable loading speeds.
Startups & independent journalists who can't afford to pay to have their websites load reasonably will be slowed down like the days of dial up. These corps (like Comcast, AT&T, Cox, etc...) won their court cases. The courts ruled the ISP's could do this unless the internet was
declared a public utility, a telecommunications service like telephones. What changed was the FCC, under Obama, did declare the internet a public utility, the absolutely right decision. Nothing about the experience of the internet changed with that ruling. What it did was protect
the kind of service we'd always had-one price to access the entire web, every web site loaded the same. It was very democratic. Every web site had the same ability to be seen as every other. What the new ruling did was protect us & companies with web sites from the massive greed
of the Telecoms who are among the most hated corporations in America for some very good reasons. This is a case where a gov't regulation stood up to the fat cats & said their greed was not going to be allowed to ruin the internet for users by gouging them for higher fees to get
the same service we've always had when we have an internet connection. The free and open internet we've always had is what was protected. Reversing that decision is what will change the experience for everyone for the worse-much worse. "Business friendly" does not always (or even
usually) mean people friendly. This is another gift to the sociopaths who have bought our gov't officials and a slap to people who work & live in our world every day. I pay one fee to have internet service and I have access to the entire web. That' how I want it 2 continue 2 work
THIS is what internet service will look like if you get away with this gift to the greed of the Telecom industry. THIS is what we DON"T WANT!
The WSJ article references the internet being regulated like a 1930's utility. That utility is telephones and I think most would agree with me that having all phone calls go through at the same speed has worked well for the past 80 years or so and having access to the entire www
on the internet all at the same speed has worked well, also. THIS is what you want to change. The internet has been a boon to small businesses who will be run out by wealthy corporations who can pay for faster speeds. We've heard the lies from politicians on both sides about how
they support small business. It's never been true and this is another example of how regulations are designed to work for the large monopolistic corporations and drive the little guys out. Businesses that depend on the internet & consumers will be screwed when Net Neutrality dies
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