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Ajit Pai lashes out at high profile net neutrality proponents

Twitter Slapped by FCC Chief Amid Wider Swipe at Silicon Valley

For example, the plan would restore the authority of the Federal Trade Commission, America's premier consumer protection agency, to police the practices of Internet service providers. Reddit, the social news and discussion site, made its point with a pop-up message that slowly typed out letter by letter: "The internet's less fun when your favorite sites load slowly, isn't it?"

When it comes to the issue of net neutrality, it's hard to argue with some of the largest companies in the world of online commerce who, in a letter made public this month, denounced his administration's repeal plan as potentially costly for consumers and likely to challenge the ability of tech startups to get up and running. However, large internet companies such as Google and Amazon caution that repealing net neutrality would award ISPs the role of "gatekeepers" of information and entertainment.

The remarks show big tech is increasingly out of favor in a Washington transformed with the election of President Donald Trump, and his appointment of officials such as Pai, a Republican.

"Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet", Mr. Pai said in a statement. It's a philosophical contest fought under the banner of "net neutrality", a slogan that inspires rhetorical devotion but eludes precise definition.

Portugal is a country without net neutrality, and in the absence of regulations, ISPs are putting together packages. There's simply no logical basis for that claim.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is set to repeal a set of Obama-era rules that would guarantee what's called Net Neutrality. Free Press Action, which has been seeking net neutrality, condemned the personal attack against Pai and his family. DMA will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Monday, Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 the media center, 1623 Fifth Davis. Even some ISPs have expressed opposition to the plan that could help them. This is expected to pass as the Republicans have five votes as against three from the Democratic Party.

"As a former ISP owner and telecom executive, I concur with the need to have the FCC prevent higher, faster, better service being provided solely to online media that pays huge extra tolls to telecom companies", said Joe Hyde, the publisher of San Angelo LIVE! in Texas and a member of LION Publishers. Want to watch your favorite show on Netflix or Hulu?

While topics on r/NASCAR vary from controversial to fun and goofy, the site's most popular post, by far, is titled: "American Racing Fans, Net Neutrality effects (sic) us all, Ajit Pai is worse than Brian France, call your local representatives". "These providers routinely block or discriminate against content they don't like".

UW experiences campus-wide intermittent wireless internet outagesThe University of Wisconsin campus has been experiencing intermittent campus-wide outages of the wireless internet system for the past week.

The head of the FCC says that this approach Internet companies could threaten the freedom of the Internet even more than providers of broadband access to the Network. Pew's study found that only six percent of all comments submitted to the FCC were unique. College is supposed to be about broadening horizons and learning about anything, but we can't do that with "Big Net" breathing down our necks.

We've just wrapped a series of workshops this fall, including instruction in Final Cut Pro-X; field cameras; studio operations; lighting and green screen. "It allows us to stay in touch while keeping a distance".

The transition comes at the same time many institutions are significantly shifting over to digital content - with the emphasis on online learning opportunities and resources - which means net neutrality could make it difficult for institutions with fewer funds to innovate, developing another type of digital divide between smaller and larger institutions that can afford ISP charges. "We need quality information, not hysteria, because hysteria takes us to unpleasant, if not dangerous places".

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