FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use.

Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use, and at what cost.

That means they will straight-up ban whatever sites they feel like. They will throttle whatever sites they feel like (all streaming services, basically). Most likely, the internet will become like cable in that you will have to pay for particular bundles of sites. Want a preview? Portugal doesn’t have net neutrality and this is what they deal with.

The best tool for communication the human race has ever had is about to be stifled by the global oligarchy. Call your representatives, of course. But honestly, we lost this on election day. Btw, Hillary Clinton was for strong net neutrality rules. But Pai is a corporate stooge. Mark my words, he’s going to do this, and then immediately step down and go back to his job in telecommunications with a huge payout.

My job depends on the internet. So much of our economy does right now, and it’s about to go down. Silicon Valley bros can kiss their apps good-bye. No one is going to pay for any internet service or app when they have to pay ISPs for the bundle on top of that. The oligarchs won. They took that little bit of upward mobility we had. Good job, Bernie or Busters. I would say you’ll learn your lesson, but pretty soon the internet will be nothing but propaganda, and with the Sinclair merger and other local news being taken over, so will every other outlet. And you’re just the sort of people to fall for it like the Trumpers.

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Update: FCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality laws

In addition to ditching its own net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission also plans to tell state and local governments that they cannot impose local laws regulating broadband service.

This detail was revealed by senior FCC officials in a phone briefing with reporters today, and it is a victory for broadband providers that asked for widespread preemption of state laws. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed order finds that state and local laws must be preempted if they conflict with the US government’s policy of deregulating broadband Internet service, FCC officials said. The FCC will vote on the order at its December 14 meeting.

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I fucking hate Pai.