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[ NNSquad ] Re: "FCC defends its "trojan horse" approach to net neutrality"

NN-lite is just a fig leaf for the more-definitive dismantling of Title II.

How do you get competing ISPs across the public right of way?  Either
give everybody right of way, or if somebody gets the privilege,
require common carriage.  In some countries, anybody can throw wires
across the street.

Then, if there are many competing ISPs, whether on their own or on a
shared line, NN is a natural outcome. See

Note that it was just before the Open Internet Order went out that we
suddenly saw these articles about how the incumbents shouldn't have to
maintain two networks, so let's let them remove all the copper lines.
Sure enough, there it was, in the Order.

The dispute over "regulation or not" is just a cover for eliminating
competing ISPs. And the governments globally like that, because it
means they only have to deal with a few players and they can interfere
with real Internet more easily.


On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Lauren Weinstein <lauren@vortex.com> wrote:
> "FCC defends its "trojan horse" approach to net neutrality"
> http://j.mp/Pe1y3E  (ars technica)
>     This "ancillary jurisdiction" argument has been greeted with
>     skepticism not only by Verizon, but also by the network neutrality
>     supporters at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). EFF has warned
>     that the FCC's argument is a "trojan horse" that could be used down
>     the road to justify unilateral FCC regulation of topics such as online
>     indecency or even piracy.
>  - - -
> --Lauren--
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