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Comment Re:What law was repealed? (Score 3, Insightful) 355

using another service.

How nice when one is available, that actually competes!

there are already layers of reprieve, Antitrust action, FCC itself, Justice Dept

Most of us prefer not to have to go to court every time the service goes to shit. Let's make a preemptive attack on that right now, it will save us time and fees. If the government wants to go one better it could nullify all state/local regulations that prohibit municipal/public internet and other exclusive contracts that lock out competition.

Comment That may or may not work (Score 1) 144

The only reason we don't have net neutrality now is because there is no competition. The far better solution would be to outlaw exclusive franchises. The market has to be pried open. And a good way to do that is to make the companies compete against a municipality/state provided service. Net neutrality should naturally follow.

Comment Re:65 democrats voted for it (Score 1) 114

Might there be a valid reason we need this law that both parties in congress actually recognizes?

No, but I have always acknowledge that the majority isn't really against it. Doesn't make it right, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Need this always be attributed to some nefarious intent?

History speaks for itself. It's just the way people play. *I can accept that*.

Comment Re:65 democrats voted for it (Score 1) 114

We all expected the republicans to vote for it, but 44 didn't. With those votes the democrats could have stopped it, but didn't. In truth they're not really against it. So they throw in just enough votes to squeeze it through, and make various excuses. You can save your breath, the renewals will pass no matter who is swinging the gavel.

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