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Post by dragonfire111 on Fri May 09, 2014 11:37 pm

the FCC is currently trying to trash net neutrality in favor of a more corrupt corporate controlled internet fastlane, some websites and companies are trying an interesting method of fighting back by throttling the FCC's connection to their sites.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/134371-FCC-Throttled-By-NeoCities-In-Net-Neutrality-Protest
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Web hosting company NeoCities is throttling all connections from the FCC to its site to 28.8kbps, until the FCC signs up for an exclusive, $1000 a year subscription plan to remove the cap.

Lots of companies on the web are complaining about the Federal Communications Commission's decision to trash net neutrality, but one of them is actually doing something about it. NeoCities, a free, open-source web hosting company, has dropped the hammer on connections from the FCC to its site.

"I've (through correspondence) gotten access to the FCC's internal IP block, and throttled all connections from the FCC to 28.8kbps modem speeds on the Neocities.org front site, and I'm not removing it until the FCC pays us for the bandwidth they've been wasting instead of doing their jobs protecting us from the 'keep America's internet slow and expensive forever' lobby," NeoCities founder Kyle Drake wrote in a blog post.

"The Ferengi plan is a special FCC-only plan that costs $1000 per year, and removes the 28.8kbps modem throttle to the FCC. We will happily take Credit Cards, Bitcoin, and Dogecoin from crooked FCC executives that probably have plenty of money from bribes on our Donations page," he continued. "If it bothers you that I'm doing this, I want to point out that everyone is going to be doing crap like this after the FCC rips apart Net Neutrality. It's time for the web to organize and stand up against these thugs before they ruin everything that the web stands for."

Despite Drake's optimism, it's unlikely that the FCC is spending too much time surfing NeoCities sites, so in order to assist others who want to creat their own "FCC Ferengi Plan," he posted a link to the throttle code he's using on NeoCities' nginx server. According to Softpedia, "site owners around the globe" are joining his crusade, although actual numbers aren't available since most of the claims are coming out of a Reddit thread; regardless, many comments in the thread note that until major players like Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, Netflix and others (particularly adult sites - as one person noted, "If porn sites did this, net neutrality would be fixed in a day") get involved, the practical effect will be nil. But it's a start.
well what do you guys think of this?  i personally am very happy seeing people fighting back against the corruption WE WONT GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT.
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Re: the fight back against the FCC begins

Post by BigBox on Sat May 10, 2014 12:01 am

I hate the FCC for the most part.
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Re: the fight back against the FCC begins

Post by DP on Sat May 10, 2014 12:31 am

Too many constituents exist that are pro-net neutrality that any attempt counter would get shut down by Congress itself a few weeks in. Plus, the Supreme Court would very easily side with the civil liberties of the people. Even our President supports net neutrality. All three branches would either willingly (or by force) agree with the American people on this one.

Kudos to this guy for trying though. I could see Mozilla and Google getting behind this; Microsoft et alia, not so much - more like a feigned "we agree!" comment with no actual effort to support net neutrality. Then again, knowing the importance of the issue, I COULD see actual support and aid from them too.
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Re: the fight back against the FCC begins

Post by BigBox on Sat May 10, 2014 12:48 am

Don't see this happening at all.  Corporations survive on fan support, in order to keep that up they need to support the people.  We're in a rough time no corporation can afford to lose their support of the fans.  If not, this could put some companies out of business.  This won't happen.
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Re: the fight back against the FCC begins

Post by dragonfire111 on Sat May 10, 2014 1:00 am

DP wrote:Too many constituents exist that are pro-net neutrality that any attempt counter would get shut down by Congress itself a few weeks in. Plus, the Supreme Court would very easily side with the civil liberties of the people. Even our President supports net neutrality. All three branches would either willingly (or by force) agree with the American people on this one.

Kudos to this guy for trying though. I could see Mozilla and Google getting behind this; Microsoft et alia, not so much - more like a feigned "we agree!" comment with no actual effort to support net neutrality. Then again, knowing the importance of the issue, I COULD see actual support and aid from them too.
right for the most part but if Obama was for net neutrality why did he hire a Comcast lobbyist to run the FCC

though even if they did manage to destroy net neutrality im sure we average Americans :D would bug the shit out of them till they change their mind
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Re: the fight back against the FCC begins

Post by DP on Sat May 10, 2014 8:49 am

Because Wheeler led both the national cable and wireless company's lobbying firms, and as such knows more about 2/3 of national communications than anybody else in the country. He's gone on record before saying that he opposed ISPs' attempts to favor rich companies and/or charge insane premiums for those looking to use a faster internet speed.

People get so bent out of shape over anything that's deemed bad for the internet that they don't always do the research about what's being planned. Even if it went through, it's less "net communism" as I've heard people say, and more net capitalism. You pay for more, you get more, but you can't get screwed into getting less by the greedy ISPs.
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Re: the fight back against the FCC begins

Post by DP on Fri May 16, 2014 1:51 pm

Update: The FCC is trying to comply with the court case they lost against Verizon in January via two possibilities now. (Fun fact: The FCC is mostly on our side with this, having lost the case because they attempted to stop Verizon from breaking Net Neutrality.)
A) They allow basic and premium broadband services, thereby destroying Net Neutrality.
B) They create a loophole and classify broadband as a "telecommunications service," thereby making it under FCC regulations and allowing the FCC to enforce Net Neutrality - effectively reversing Verizon v. FCC's ruling back in January.

Their previously-announced plans that the thread is based upon seem to be considered void by the FCC.
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