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Net neutrality rules are hardly a "threat to freedom" - they're a toothless compromise crafted...

Net neutrality rules are hardly a "threat to freedom" - they're a toothless compromise crafted with the goal of winning the approval of corporate interests, Timothy Karr writes. Indeed, nearly all affected stocks rose today. ISPs and wireless carriers: CMCSA +1.5%, VZ +0.6%, T -0.2%, TWC +0.9%, S +0.9%. Content streamers: NFLX +4.6%, GOOG +1.3%, AMZN +0.8%.
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  • montanamark
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    Karr naivete
    unelected, unauthorized obama cronies illegally purport to "regulate" the foremost freedom communication tool of the age and Karr tells people to look away
    21 Dec 2010, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    "Instead of a rule to protect Internet users' freedom to choose, the Commission has opened the door for broadband payola - letting phone and cable companies charge steep tolls to favor the content and services of a select group of corporate partners, relegating everyone else to the cyber-equivalent of a winding dirt road."

     

    It doesn't appear to be a net neutrality rule effectively at all.

     

    Another step backwards as the US favors the oligarchs. China becomes more US as US becomes more Chinese.
    21 Dec 2010, 07:56 PM Reply Like
  • JohnLocke
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    Montanamark and KMI,

     

    Could not have said it any better.... Bravo
    21 Dec 2010, 10:43 PM Reply Like
  • JohnLocke
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    Was it something I said? lol
    21 Dec 2010, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    "It's smart. It's a smart line, and a smart crowd will appreciate it. And I'm not going to dumb it down for some bonehead mass audience!"
    ~ George Costanza
    21 Dec 2010, 11:54 PM Reply Like
  • Apple Diner
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    Congratulations, Obamadroids... just more corporate hand-outs. This country has truly gone to hell.
    21 Dec 2010, 11:16 PM Reply Like
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