Sunday, May 03, 2015

The FCC quietly excuses dial-up Internet providers from Net Neutrality

If Net Neutrality is supposed to save the Internet and maintain its “openness” for decades to come, as the FCC claims, then why did they exclude dial-up ISP’s from the new regulations?

From their own rules:  II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, A. Strong Rules That Protect Consumers from Past and Future Tactics that Threaten the Open Internet, 4. Scope of the Rules, #25, definition of "broadband Internet access service", they explicitly exclude dial-up ISPs:

“A mass-market retail service by wire or radio that provides the capability to transmit data to and receive data from all or substantially all Internet endpoints, including any capabilities that are incidental to and enable the operation of the communications service, but excluding dial-up Internet access service.”

The U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids the enactment of new laws that target specific individuals or companies.  It’s illegal.  But it’s become obvious from the FCC’s own words that the Net Neutrality regulations were specifically written to target Comcast, because of their publicly known battle with Netflix.

What the FCC is doing is Unconstitutional on many levels, but this may be their worst violation.  They are breaking the law with the writing of these new regulations, and the American people are not even aware of what’s going on.

Read the Unconstitutional regulations of Net Neutrality yourself, downloaded from the FCC in three formats: PDF | Word | Text

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