Tag Archives: Telecommunications
Wouldn’t it be nice (even Utopian) if the FCC’s ‘net Neutrality ruling was just enacted and America’s Internet access was finally treated like a Public Utility?
The FCC’s ‘net Neutrality ruling passed the first (of unfortunately what looks to be many) Telecommunication Industry objections as it was upheld in court to proceed as enacted (at this juncture).
With the deadline looming, the potential for clause in the ‘Patriot Act’ allowing Telecommunications firms to collect unlimited data on end-users is set to expire… the question is whether or not it will be temporary or permanent?
According to the FCC’s Chairman, lawsuits will not beat ‘net Neutrality this time (again proving how inane this entire exercise is/was in and as far as why wasn’t America’s ‘next access determined as a Public Utility months/years ago?)
It should not come as any surprise that (as previously stated) America’s Telecommunications Industry is fighting the FCC over the ‘net Neutrality ruling…
However, idealistic… let’s hope that Google’s initiative to take on America’s Telecom Industry is not only real but actually does something that they have failed woefully to do: drive prices down; increase access and services through increased competition!
The for ‘far-too-long-now-do-nothing-regulatory-agency-known-as-the-FTC’ has actually done something (i.e., fulfilled their role) regarding calling (no pun intended) out AT&T for their bogus advertising / poor customer service and throttled-down ‘net access speed for those ‘unlimited’ consumers that the firm deemed were … Continue reading