Net Wars Wednesday


Underscoring the importance of protecting net neutrality at the national level rather than relying entirely on state-led efforts, Verizon, AT&T, and other massive telecom companies are threatening to “aggressively challenge” states and municipalities that attempt to establish their own open internet protections in the wake of the GOP-controlled FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality last December.

Dozens of states are fighting for #NetNeutrality, but Verizon and AT&T are about to sic an army of expensive lawyers on them. That’s why we need to find #OneMoreVote to pass the CRA and restore protections for all.

In a blog post on Monday, Jonathan Spalter of USTelecom—a lobbying group chaired by executives of large telecom companies—argued against state-level net neutrality laws on the grounds that the U.S. needs “one consistent set of national and permanent consumer protections.”

But as Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin notes, Spalter conveniently ignores the fact that “the U.S. did have a nationwide net neutrality standard that prohibited ISPs from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing Internet content in exchange for payment,” and “that standard was bitterly opposed by USTelecom and other broadband industry groups.”


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12 Responses to Net Wars Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Aha! Woke up the night before last to pee and when trying to get back to sleep I heard noises coming from the baseboard area, chewing noises. I grabbed my dinosaur rock (large) and pounded on the floor, the noise stopped…for about 15 minutes, got back out of bed got my manzanita-wood club and smacked the floor with that, way more effective at noise production. The noises did not start again.

    The next day, a trip to the hardware store to procure two rat traps, none of those ‘safe and sane’ ones either, the Victor Death Traps. This morning yielded results on the form of a 5″ w/o tail monster muncher. I don’t know if he was inside the undersheathing long or other stuff he might have chewed, like wires, before I heard him, he had to go.

    I reset both traps just in case he had friends


    • David B. Benson says:

      Would we be done with The Donald so easily.


    • jimhitchcock says:

      When they come started clearing the field over my back fence for a 320 unit 2 story condo, my invasion of mice started when clicking in the walls. Then one day my sleep number bed was deflated, and I heard scratching on plastic.

      Banged on the sleep number pump, two mice scrambled of different, very small holes on the pump.

      Long story short, they got sent to their happy hunting grounds, and my pump (mouse hotel), no longer works.


      • Den says:

        You need more hungry cats around.


        • jimhitchcock says:

          The first and second Waves were dealt with, then about 4 months ago I heard a noise from the hot water closet. A glue board I had forgotten about had got another. Dealt with with, put another trap out, and about an hour later snared it’s companion.

          The condo lot is paved now, think I survived the onslaught.


  2. °¿º Carol says:

    David B. Benson says:
    March 27, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    The diagnosis is …?

    The diagnosis was syphilis, from Den’s post yesterday. I posted that clip because it sounded just like trump.


  3. °¿º Carol says:

    Got my shopping done at Meijer’s. I texted Jill before I left and asked if she needed anything, OJ and chicken soup. Her flu is abating but she’s still suffering. She made home made chicken soup last week and froze it, and BOY was she happy. She ate her way right thru it all. Now, if I were a good mother, I would have whipped up some home made chicken soup today.

    I dropped the things off at her place and got to see my granddogs. I’ve not seen much of the new puppy who is at least 6 months old. She tried to play rough with me and I told her firmly, “NO!” Several times. When she finally left me alone Quincy came over, got his paws up on the recliner and started licking my neck. He stayed with me quite awhile. He was protecting me from Adeline! Q never licks the faces of women, just men. Gosh, I was impressed. Of course, he and I bonded a long time ago because I watched him every day that Jill was at work from when he was a young puppy, younger than Addy.

    Quincy has never been that demonstrative with me. I was blown away by his attention this afternoon. HE LOVES HIS GRANDMA!


  4. °¿º Carol says:

    Whatever I did to that spot in my back several days ago, it’s been awful. Glad Pete came over yesterday because I didn’t dare go to Meijer’s. Today, I made it through the store but when I was in the kitchen later, making salads, etc., I had to keep sitting down. What a pain, literally, lol.

    I finally remembered that the last time that happened an Excedrin took care of it. I JUST TOOK ONE! Hope it kicks the misery out of me.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    “All the President’s Thugs”
    Editorial in today’s TNYT

    Need more rat traps in the White House, pweeu!


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Up Bondi Street to see more of DABCO Apartment Land, then back and up B Street to the Hillside Cafe; 48 minutes.


    • David B. Benson says:

      At least I saw a rabbit up in the DABCO Apartment Land.

      Clouds low in the west so a whitening sunset is in progress; 61 minutes today.

      Day 4: 240+61=301 minutes.


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