I'll take the FCC over the CRTC any day. In Canada, the CRTC is allowing Bell Canada to cap resellers with a quota limit....which violates numerous antitrust laws.
Now the internet is going to he regulated, that is biggest load of crap for the love of God this not china!
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About half the providers do that here in the US, too. The FCC is getting progressively more harsh on them, though, so I think this could be going away in the not too distant future.
I'm really rooting for the FCC right now, actually. It's odd because I'm totally against the over-involvement of the federal government in things, but the ISPs around here have just been so bad, I want to see them get raped by the government, and hard.
Kid007: China regulates content. We're talking about defining a minimum standard for what a company can call "broadband." it has nothing to do with content, in any way whatsoever.
Phew! It's over terminology and improving the state of affairs for the consumer. When I saw that title, I was about to get all Pete Seeger on their asses.
When moving into my new house I had troubles getting broadband access. I tried some budget companies, including Verizon, but got some pretty bad service (lines dropped in bad weather, $3 charge to report obscene phone calls, 90-minute tech support wait times, etc.) so I dropped them in favor of a smaller company, Speakeasy, which gives you exactly what they advertise and has human beings who know what they're doing on the other end of the line.
So in this regard the FCC is just playing FDA, setting standards for what can be called "all-natural" or "high-speed." Good good good.
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