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Net Neutrality

From Techdirt: The FCC’s Attack On Net Neutrality Is Based Entirely On Debunked Lobbyist Garbage Data

That net neutrality didn’t harm sector investment isn’t really debatable. Just ask industry executives from Frontier, Comcast, Cablevision, Sprint, AT&T, Sonic and even neutrality public enemy number one, Verizon all of who are on public record telling investors the “net neutrality killed sector investment” claim simply isn’t true. That this concept is a canard is also supported by public SEC filings and earnings reports, as well as the billions being spent on spectrum as these companies rush toward the fifth generation (5G) wireless networks of tomorrow.

You can lie to your customers, but lying to your investors or the Securities & Exchange Commission ends up in court. If the ISPs say it doesn’t hurt them, and the Attorney General of New York says that the mass of “public comments” opposed to Net Neutrality are bogus, what is the point? Does Ajit Pai think he will get a great job if he does this?

4 comments

1 Kryten42 { 12.01.17 at 5:22 pm }

He’s just the typical GOP whore. Bought & paid for.

2 Bryan { 12.01.17 at 7:21 pm }

Pai was a lawyer and lobbyist for Verizon before taking the FCC job with the sole intent of dismantling Net Neutrality. Like everyone else in this administration he is a lying schmuck.

3 Badtux { 12.02.17 at 2:53 pm }

Yeah, Comcast is speaking out of both sides of their mouth, claiming that they’re a public utility thus entitled to use the phone poles of the phone pole consortium in order to run their lines here in California, then claiming they’re *not* a public utility to the FCC. Sheesh.

I fully expect them to slam the door on Netflix/Hulu/Amazon and other streaming services while giving full speed to their own streaming service once they’re allowed to do this by the FCC.

4 Bryan { 12.02.17 at 5:24 pm }

They have the same credibility of all major ISPs – NONE. As far as customer service goes, I had better customer service with dial-up than I get today. My original DSL service with Sprint was OK, but as the buy outs continued the price rose and the service declined.

I may be switching back to The Phone Company if they can provide the service they claim. They are quoting under $50/month for 25Mbps rather than almost $65 for 15 from the cable company. It’s annoying to be hit with these creeping costs increases. These mergers were supposed to decrease costs, but you wouldn’t know it from what subscribers pay.

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