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Watch the FCC Vote On Net Neutrality Live At 10:30am Eastern 90

Posted by timothy
from the now-now-now dept.
New submitter giltwist (1313107) writes "Very shortly, the FCC will begin its vote on proceeding 14-28 regarding Chairman Wheeler's highly contentious Net Neutrality proceeding. Senator Al Franken called Net Neutrality the free speech issue of our time. The vote begins at 10:30am Eastern time today. Make sure to watch it live at the FCC's live stream." "A particularly full agenda" is right; it's a rambunctious crowd, too.
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Watch the FCC Vote On Net Neutrality Live At 10:30am Eastern

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  • Irony? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by NuAngel (732572) on Thursday May 15, 2014 @09:35AM (#47008797) Homepage
    Ironically, without net neutrality, I imagine the FCC's website would be in the slow-lane and we wouldn't all be able to stream this at the same time. Just sayin'.
  • Interesting? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by denmarkw00t (892627) on Thursday May 15, 2014 @10:02AM (#47009073) Homepage Journal

    So far it's not bad, but a lot of people advocating for congress to step in instead. Not sure how I feel about that vs unelected people making decisions - if only there were some way for the common people to decide what we should do...

  • Re:Vibrant! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anubis IV (1279820) on Thursday May 15, 2014 @10:12AM (#47009189)

    Yeah, I got a laugh out of that too. Even so, at least he dissented, though at the end of the day, it sounds like the vote will be 3-2 in favor of passing it, with both dissenters doing so because they believe it should be left to Congress to decide, and they both seem to be in favor of eliminating net neutrality.

  • Woman in pink (Score:2, Interesting)

    by killfixx (148785) * on Thursday May 15, 2014 @10:20AM (#47009269) Journal

    She had the best idea in the room, and the biggest balls!

  • Re:Vibrant! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Bob9113 (14996) on Thursday May 15, 2014 @11:13AM (#47009723) Homepage

    with both dissenters doing so because they believe it should be left to Congress to decide, and they both seem to be in favor of eliminating net neutrality.

    Don't kid yourself. The dissenting votes were theater, just like Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel saying they favored net neutrality. If Clyburn and Rosenworcel had voted against and the two R's had voted for, it would have broken the "along partisan lines" story that our one political party relies on. This is the only way the vote could go to achieve the three goals:

    1. Kill net neutrality.
    2. Maintaining the pretense that Obama and the dem's are fighting for net neutrality.
    3. Maintain the "bitter partisan divide" story that keeps the one party (the D's and R's) from having any competition.

    I wanted to believe in Rosenworcel and Clyburn. I posted here in support of them. But they are as full of shit as Obama. The Republicans are worse, because they don't even claim to support non-discriminatory communication networks, but they are all selling our future down the same river.

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