Terrified = “AT&T and the CCTA seem to prefer the federal rules over the potential California rules”
CA needs to be a leader in this field/thinking.
Our Tech companies will innovate and a new cycle will begin.
The next generation of leaders. Some existing and some net new.
Good way for the Dems to really soak them for contributions before they water down the bill.
Weird. Why is AT&T texting me to call my senator to support the Net Neutrality bill then?
Oh no, not their unfair advantage…
For those living in states that aren’t protecting their citizens from /r/LateStageCapitalism/, SpaceX internet can’t get her fast enough for you!
My state is doing something right? Color me shocked.
It’s our duty to make them face their fears head on.
You should thank your grinning shill Ajit Pai for making it a State level issue you parasitic piles of shit.
AT&T will somehow manage to fuck us all over a little more, and there will be a hue and cry, which come to nothing. I’ve lost all hope.
No the people of California are scared because these companies will just pull out of California.
How about Att stop trying to bend everything for themselves. They got a sweet tax cut from Trump. Stop fucking us people.
Good. If corporations are not terrified of the government, then the government is doing it wrong.
Similarly, if the government isn’t terrified of the people, then the people are doing it wrong.
That’s the way it should work.
White type black background, didn’t read.
To be fair, I’d be scared too. I could very easily see California going wayy overboard with regulations. I’m all for net neutrality, but I’m very wary of all this regulation.
Well then, cable lobbyists, start lobbying in the federal government for Tom Wheeler’s rules, get them passed, and then we’ll see about not implementing the California bill.
As it stands now…we’re pointing at you and laughing, you stupid fucks.
I hope it spreads like wildfire.
And no one is surprised, everyone is happy. Sounds like a good time for freedom so I’m in
I hope AT&T shit in their favorite pants.
Honestly the libertarian in me is a little giddy. It looks like taking net neutrality out of the FCC was the best thing ever for net neutrality.
>”You can’t go and get federal net neutrality protections repealed and then be surprised and indignant and complain that states are stepping in to protect consumers and the economy,” he said.
Summarizes and encapsulates much of the issue perfectly.
I sympathize – very loosely – with the telecom companies. That sympathy is very limited, though, when it comes down to it considering their very basic and fundamental attitude and/or stance on net neutrality, which is, at the end of the day, inextricably linked to their love of money more than anything else.
They can go ahead and take that stance and have that (shitty) attitude, but when the hammer drops, they can’t whine and complain about it and expect to have any credibility, as they have proven themselves to be, ostensibly, *against* the free-flow of information (reasonably and rationally speaking) and a more equitable future for all humankind. They’re trying to turn the internet into cable television, basically (which isn’t surprising, I guess, considering the age of many of their executives, board members, etc…). Yeah, uh, no. Not going to happen. Think outside of the box!
I’m sure many people have heard about it, but this [article](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131012/02124724852/decades-failed-promises-verizon-it-promises-fiber-to-get-tax-breaks-then-never-delivers.shtml) gives an idea as to what many of the related companies are guilty of, outside of the net neutrality issue.
**Edit:** Here’s another excerpt from [another](https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/the-book-of-broken-promis_b_5839394.html) article.
>By the end of 2014, America will have been charged about $400 billion by the local phone incumbents, Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink, for a fiber optic future that never showed up. And though it varies by state, counting the taxes, fees and surcharges that you have paid every month (many of these fees are actually revenues to the company or taxes on the company that you paid), it comes to about $4000-$5000.00 per household from 1992-2014, and that’s the low number.
Net Neutrality out here like Obi-Wan in Star Wars….
Good. Maybe they will see that it was just easier and cheaper to leave the FCC’s rules in place. After California passes this law, other states will pass similar laws. Then when the whole issue finally goes to the Supreme Court in a few years and NN gets put back, the ISPs will soon realize they fucked up.
CA should also pioneer European-style privacy law in the US.
Their level of terror is directly tied to how much money they spend on lobbying to kill these kinds of bills and consumer protections. At this point, they’re “$26.3MM terrified” (as of the end of 2017). Fuck em.
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