Tilting At Windmills: House Democrats Pass Bill Reinstating Obama’s Net Neutrality

Democrats just won’t give up on Net Neutrality, as it is a great way to put a massive government control on something that everyone depends on, and, quite frankly, are hooked on

House Democrats Pass Bill Reinstating Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

House Democrats passed H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, 232-190, featuring unanimous Democrat support and nearly unanimous Republican opposition to the bill–only one Republican, Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), supported the bill.

Even though the bill passed through Congress’ lower chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the bill was “dead on arrival” on Tuesday.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” in December 2017, which repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules. The Obama-era rules prevented Internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing content on their networks; the Internet Freedom Order requires ISPs to disclose their policies on blocking, throttling, and unfair prioritization, which the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) could then litigate unfair and deceptive practices.

Since the FCC’s repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rules, Internet speeds have skyrocketed. Internet speed-test company Ookla released a study one year after net neutrality’s repeal and found that Internet speed increased by 35.8 percent, while upload speeds have increased by 22 percent compared to 2017.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a statement Wednesday slamming the Democrats’ bill, contending that it would put more government control over the Internet.

“When Democrats voted for their so-called ‘Save the Internet Act,’ they didn’t vote to encourage innovation or improve internet access. Instead, they offered their favorite – and indeed their only – policy solution: more government control,” McCarthy said.

Why are Democrats so obsessed with this version of Net Neutrality? It doesn’t help, it turns the Internet into a 1940’s era public utility, like the phone companies. Again, it’s about government controlling everything. All the little worker bee Democrats who love their Internet service should think really, really hard about the consequences in their own lives if NN in this form was actually implemented.

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10 Responses to “Tilting At Windmills: House Democrats Pass Bill Reinstating Obama’s Net Neutrality”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Once again, coming up with a complicated solution to a problem we didn’t know we had.

    • I’d almost want to put it into effect, like other Democrat ideas, just to hear the Dem Believers say “wait, that’s not what was supposed to happen! What happened to all my Freedom?”

  2. Bill Bear says:

    So what have we learned, kids?

    That’s right… Porter Good hasn’t the foggiest notion what Net Neutrality actually is, actually does, nor why it is important to everyone who uses the Internet.

    Ignorance über Alles!

    • Go ahead and explain what this legislation would do that isn’t being done with the net neutrality that is actually in force. Tell us why this bill is needed. In your own words, with limited excerpts. Convince me (and realize that I spent 16 years working in the wireless industry, and saw what a light government touch allowed to happen).

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      So what have we learned, kids?

      That you’re f@cking nut case? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  3. Bill Bear says:

    “Go ahead and explain what this legislation would do that isn’t being done with the net neutrality that is actually in force.”

    Laughable.

    Until net neutrality is reinstated (if it is reinstated), there is no net neutrality.

    Porter Good is devoted to maintaining his own ignorance, and spreading it as far and wide as possible. He is incapable of conducting a discussion on any topic in good faith, and any attempt to educate him is an exercise in futility.

    For anyone else who may stumble across this sad, hateful excuse of a blog written by a sad, hateful man, here’s a guide to the issue.

    FIGHT: THE WIRED GUIDE TO NET NEUTRALITY

    • So, you can’t explain it. Not particularly shocked. You’re like the rest of the little sheeple, following your political masters and not even realizing you’re giving up freedom and choice.

      And there has always been net neutrality, just not the idiot big government control version you idiots are pushing.

      Thanks for playing, Bill.

      • Professor Hale says:

        Whatever it is, I seem to be doing just fine without it. Just like Attempts to get the government to “fix” climate change, and “fix” health care.

  4. Bill Bear says:

    “So, you can’t explain it.”

    Porter Good is, of course, lying — again.

    I gave him all the information he would need to understand the necessity of Net Neutrality.

    He simply does not want to understand. There’s that bad faith again.

    Good can lie and misinform all he likes on his blog. He just doesn’t get to do so without being called on his mendacity and cowardice.

    Thanks for being a very public asswipe again, Porter.

  5. Mangoldielocks says:

    HOW has Net Neutrality affected you? Please explain how you have been affected by no net Neutrality?

    Is this akin to free speech in which you continually try to shoot down at this website by calling people names for saying something you dont agree with. By attempting to bully people into being silent with your enemic attempts of squelching debate.

    Net Neutrality.

    In January 2014, as a result of a Verizon lawsuit, the D.C. District Court struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules. While the Court made clear that the FCC has authority over internet access generally, it found that the open internet rules specifically were built on a flawed legal foundation. The decision left it open for the FCC to decide what to do next to reestablish net neutrality.

    EXPLAIN WHAT SPECIFICALLY HAS HAPPENED TO YOU THAT NET NEUTRALITY WOULD FIX?

    I would agree that people like GOOGLE and NETFLIX, Amazon prime Video, do in fact pay ISP providers fees to ensure that their data receives preferential treatment. Profits keep ISP’s in business. These ISP’s are then free to keep the costs to the average consumer reasonable. With out 100’s of millions of dollars from VUDU(WALMART) YouTube, Amazon, Netflix and others the cost of your ISP service would most likely double in the coming few years.

    How does this help people? Paying 125.00 a month for ISP service. Cell Phones plans are now 200 instead of 100-125 etc.

    Over the last decade internet speeds have accelerated from 5 mbs to over in my case 400 mbs. The COST of my service has gone up from 49.00 per month to 69.00 per month for a 100 fold increase in internet speed.

    They are able to do this so that bandwidth is not a problem. They can do this because your large companies all of which I despise pay them to do this. It benefits them to have high speeds and easy access. The side product of all this is that mom and pops are NOT being squelched but in fact are being included because of faster speeds, fiber optics, optical cable and mass upgrades around the country and the world.

    Net Neutrality is just another ignorant position taken by anti-corporate massive government interventionists to CONTROL SPEECH NOT MAKE IT FREE. NET NEUTRALITY REQUIRES THE GOVERNMENT SPY ON US.

    My lord will the willful ignorance of the left never cease?

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