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Silicon Valley's 6 Biggest Net Neutrality Fantasies -- Special Report
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Thad Floryan
2014-07-29 06:00:59 UTC
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The following URL was sent to me in email earlier today:

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Thu, 2014-07-24 16:12

If Silicon Valley folks are indeed the smartest of the smart, how could
they be so easily fooled on net neutrality?

Normally smarts distinguish between what's testable and real versus what
is the pixie-dust of dreams.

So where's the real data and sound scientific thinking behind Silicon
Valley's grandiose net neutrality presumptions?

Why isn't Silicon Valley adhering to its own data-driven, scientific
decision-making principles?

Summary of Silicon Valley's 6 Biggest Net Neutrality Fantasies:

* The law and courts don't matter.
* Congress doesn't matter.
* Calling for maximal regulation of ISPs poses no regulatory risk to
Silicon Valley.
* "Separations" of the transmission component of telecommunications
from the computer processing component is easy.
* Having to make the case for Title II forbearance isn't acknowledging
that Title II would apply broadly.
* The FCC's forbearance tool is precise, controllable, and predictable.


Details of the 6 items are at the above URL.

Thad
Kevin McMurtrie
2014-07-30 06:02:32 UTC
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Post by Thad Floryan
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Thu, 2014-07-24 16:12
If Silicon Valley folks are indeed the smartest of the smart, how could
they be so easily fooled on net neutrality?
Normally smarts distinguish between what's testable and real versus what
is the pixie-dust of dreams.
So where's the real data and sound scientific thinking behind Silicon
Valley's grandiose net neutrality presumptions?
Why isn't Silicon Valley adhering to its own data-driven, scientific
decision-making principles?
* The law and courts don't matter.
* Congress doesn't matter.
* Calling for maximal regulation of ISPs poses no regulatory risk to
Silicon Valley.
* "Separations" of the transmission component of telecommunications
from the computer processing component is easy.
* Having to make the case for Title II forbearance isn't acknowledging
that Title II would apply broadly.
* The FCC's forbearance tool is precise, controllable, and predictable.
Details of the 6 items are at the above URL.
Thad
Telcos continuously receive billions of dollars of public money to
purchase infrastructure upgrades that are never delivered. They use
that money to bribe and deceive people into passing new laws that turn
big telcos into very well protected regional monopolies or duopolies.
Unless the FCC can grow a spine to fix that (doubtful), we're stuck
looking for silly loopholes like the above.

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