San Francisco Mayor Joins Fight To Save Net Neutrality

San Francisco Mayor Joins Fight To Save Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

Although we at CEI share common ground with many of these companies and nonprofit groups on various regulatory and civil liberties matters, we will not be participating in the Day of Action.

I'm not just saying this as person whose livelihood directly depends on the internet. "It's simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field".

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been critical of the regulations, which prevented Internet Service Providers from giving select websites higher speeds than others and claims that the regulations limit investment opportunities in infrastructure. Each company will decide how they would like to protest the upcoming repeal of the FCC's net neutrality rules.

The FCC is accepting public comment for a few more weeks. The company also changed their logo to add a "spinning wheel of death", signifying the slow access that users could experience if the FCC rolls back the regulations.

Reddit started the day featuring a pop-up message that slowly loaded: "The internet's less fun when your favorite sites load slowly, isn't it?" And they're unhappy about a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to loosen regulations for Internet service providers. This was meant to stop the spread of pirated media, but journalists at Fox News tested the ban and found that the ISP blocked the sharing of media that was not copy written, including The King James Bible.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joins those urging support for an open internet.

The current FCC rules, put in place during the Obama Administration, treat internet providers such as Comcast and AT&T like public utilities.

San Francisco Mayor Joins Fight To Save Net Neutrality
San Francisco Mayor Joins Fight To Save Net Neutrality

Some of the biggest companies doing business on the web.

What do you think about net neutrality?

Publicly, however, the message is different. Some of your favourite websites may appear to be broken and a lot of people will be talking about net neutrality. Respectively, the protests were credited with helping to get the 2015 rules enacted and killing the egregious SOPA/PIPA legislation.

The SOPA protests thus highlighted the threat of suppression of free speech on the Internet by the USA government, given the powers and duties it would have conferred on the Department of Justice and federal courts.

It's called Net Neutrality. They believe they shouldn't be regulated in the same way that telecommunications services are and prefer the light touch regulation they would otherwise be subject to under their previous Title I designation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. An even larger implication: The somewhat anemic (though changing) digital distribution model on consoles as a viable future would suffer as well.

The Day of Action fell on the 96th anniversary of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin's release of the Report on the Tactics of the Revolutionary Communist Party. "And we're really heartened to see that cities as an institution, in a time when federal institutions are increasingly messaging an uncertain future of democracy, are taking a strong stance toward supporting the preconditions for a modern and effective 21st century democracy that is transparent, accountable and participatory in all the ways the open internet allows". Unfortunately, tomorrow's "Day of Action" will only be another day of confusion for consumers and users.

How Does This Tie in to Trump's Approach to the Internet? "Today, the Internet is showing its political power".

The internet needs support of users to protect its neutrality. "At Facebook, we strongly support those rules".

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