This is such republican bullshit. Communities build their own networks in response to greedy monopolies and this is their best argument?
These fucks have zero shame.
I fucking want government officials that engage in this kind of blatant dishonesty, propaganda, and misleading bullshit to ***go to fucking prison*** for it. God damnit. A republic cannot function when government officials are not required by law to tell the god damned fucking truth.
Fucking arrest these fucks and throw them in prison. Holy shit.
I’m pretty sure the FCC is a threat to the first amendment
Municipal broadband is an ominous threat to Comcast and Verizon’s right to tell you what to think, what to buy, and how to vote.
Isn’t FCC suppose to ensure that there is fair competitions among the broadband?
And FCC has forgotten ONE critical mention: Why haven’t the ISP already build the FRICKING FiOp and connected the rural areas already?????? They’ve received “government grant” from FCC already and was told to build the damn thing. At least NY state already done the right thing. I wonder how long before the individual wised up and realized that FCC is working against OUR odd by removing all barriers that was suppose to protect us.
I’m laughing like crazy over here, but maybe I’m just an idiot. Can someone explain why and how a community broadband could be any sort of infringement upon our first amendment rights?
This is such a transparently ludicrous load of horse shit.
Total nonsense. The first amendment applies to a publicly owned ISP, but not to a privately owned ISP. If anything more public ISPs would mean more web traffic subject to first amendment protections.
Elect a clown expect a circus.
Not surprised Trump’s FCC wants to protect hate speech.
trump (and republicans) – using the Nazi playbook:
**“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”**—Adolf Hitler
**Reminder** – Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours before Congress about Benghazi.
How the fuck is access to communication a threat to the first amendment?? Oh right, they are claiming that the government can somehow overrule the first amendment.. to the constitution.. the laws that the government has to follow.
Such BS. If anything, *prohibiting* community broadband is an ominous threat to the First Amendment.
It’s literally the opposite of a threat to the first amendment. It’s the exact fucking opposite. Unregulated ISPs are the threat.
So the FCC right now is trying to get the right wing terriorists on their side by saying the community broadband will limit your (violent and hatefull) speech.
And the GOP war against a fair and open internet continues.
The only threat is to their corporate overlord’s bottom line.
Yeah, community broadband is the very definition of 1st amendment rights. Fuck telecoms that want to own us.
Whenever I read ‘FCC’ I now think it’s just Ajit himself flailing his crooked hands and vomiting more bullshit from his mouth.
FCC is GOP dominated, so they’re required to lie. The biggest threat to everyone comes from the GOP.
When will these corrupt government officials finally be held accountable for their crimes against the citizens of this country?!??!
is this pronounced “oh really”?
Doesn’t matter what they think; they relinquished their power to regulate this with the Net Neutrality repeal.
Ohhhh, so FCC stands for “False Claims Community”. Who knew?
The FCC didn’t get net neutrality dismantled by behaving in an open, honest, and transparent way; so why would they start now?
If only there were some sort of thing that prevented ISPs from censoring content.
Community broadband cements the 1st Amendment protections for online speech. Whatever a municipality does with their internet, it would have to be done in accordance with the constitution. Private ISP’s on the other hand don’t have that kind of constraint.
I like how one of the ISP’s O’Rielly (falsely) claims is a free speech villain was the highest rated broadband provider in the country according to Consumer Reports:
O’Reilly isn’t worried about free speech, he’s worried about communities taking things into their own hands and challenging terrible telecom monopolies, by proxy hurting their revenues.
>”The closest O’Rielly gets to supporting evidence appears to be a 2015 white paper written by Professor Enrique Armijo for the ISP-funded Free State Foundation. ”
Suprise, suprise. Big telecom trying to fuck over consumers and small telecom companies.
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