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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2018, 06:41:16 PM »
A bit mile regime of intercarrier charges has briefly come up in the past. That would stir the pot quite a bit.


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Re: Net Neutrality
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2018, 06:11:36 PM »
While California and other states have begun trying to pass state laws to preserve Net Neutrality (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/att-and-verizon-data-cap-exemptions-would-be-banned-by-california-bill/), there is a bill in Congress attempting to limit states' rights: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4682/text

"Preemption Of State Law.—No State or political subdivision of a State shall adopt, maintain, enforce, or impose or continue in effect any law, rule, regulation, duty, requirement, standard, or other provision having the force and effect of law relating to or with respect to internet openness obligations for provision of broadband internet access service."

This next part is truly hilarious. They have sections requiring the FCC to classify internet service (and just about everything telecommunications) as an information service, not telecommunications.

"Broadband To Be Considered Information Service.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provision of broadband internet access service or any other mass-market retail service providing advanced telecommunications capability (as defined in section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. 1302)) shall be considered to be an information service."


So they say they are providing telecommunications capability while saying they shouldn't be considered a telecommunications service.

Hopefully this bill gets shut down and anyone in Tennessee tries to vote out the bill sponsor, Marsha Blackburn (https://www.congress.gov/member/marsha-blackburn/B001243)
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