back to article Net neutrality bunfight heads to Congress, with predictable results

Not one but two Congressional hearings over net neutrality have taken place this week, sparking a wave of letters, commentary, and advocacy but precious little resolution. Many of the arguments that have been rehearsed over the past few months were given another airing. But what is new is an effort by Congress to develop and …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Title II

    The fact that TItle II is even worded in a way to be made applicable in some way a hundred years later is a "title" in itself. However, I can see the argument against Title II, because a hundred years ago laws weren't yet solely made by corporations.

    1. CurtisJNeeleyJr

      Re: Title II

      The Communications Act 1934 will not be 100 years for another twenty years but I guess 100 sounds better?

      The law has obviously been working with adjustments when issues arose.

      It might be time for Congress to adjust the Communications Act again a little but common carriers will NEVER morph into wholly imaginary, mysterious new transmission mediums for illegal wire/radio broadcasts of pornographic communications to the anonymous public. This has wholly destroyed U.S. sexual morality for the last 18 years. Logging in will now be required to make searches for obscene, indecent, or profane communications be individual communications of free speech.

      Neeley v 5 Federal Communications Commissioners, et. al., (14-3447)

  2. ST Silver badge

    The only thing I can conclude

    from this flurry of hearings is that our Telephant Friends - Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, Verizon, etc - have gotten word that the FCC will rule in favor of Title II, and this has sent them into Panic Mode.

    Here's to hoping that it is indeed the case.

    My heart goes out to you, Time Warner Cable. You will have to tell us every month, in print, how much data we have used. You'll also have to keep throughput somewhere in the vicinity of what you have promised and we are paying for - a brand new business concept for you.

    Ah, the unbearable burdens of regulatory compliance.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The only thing I can conclude

      The industry is hoping to see a law enshrining net neutrality is passed, but takes away the FCC's power to regulate/punish the industry. Self-regulation is something the republican congress would be very friendly towards, but it doesn't work in the real world.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bought

    Now I assume we will see exactly how many of the 'peoples representatives' that have been bought and paid for will remain bought. And they are supposed to represent the people - HA, what a way to run a government.

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