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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly hinted Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that he would propose net neutrality rules that treat broadband Internet service providers as utilities subject to more rigorous regulation than they have been to date.

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The better standard for judging ISPs' behavior is the "just and reasonable" standard under Title II, Wheeler said.

"We're going to propose rules that say that no blocking, no throttling, [no] paid prioritization, all that list of issues, and that there is a yardstick against which behavior should be measured. And that yardstick is 'just and reasonable,'" Wheeler told a packed conference room at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthickey/2015/01/07/fcc-commissioner-net-neutrality-vote-on-february-26th/
http://cesweb.org/News/CES-TV/Video-Detail?vID=UznrJyyyuxNO&dID=DliGIusJiD1C&sID=OhYr3WpdgEMj
http://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-chairman-confirms-net-neutrality-vote-for-february/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/01/07/the-fcc-has-all-but-confirmed-itll-side-with-obama-on-net-neutrality/
http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-ces-fcc-chief-outlines-benefits-of-broadband-reclassification-1420680425
 

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Holy hell did he really just decide to do the right thing?
I still won't believe it until it's set in stone.
 

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Holy hell did he really just decide to do the right thing?
I still won't believe it until it's set in stone.
I won't believe it until I see the ISPs actually doing it. And maybe not even then.
 

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I don't think the ISP's will abide by it even if it is passed. They will just lie about it, and there will be no investigations. Even if there is investigations, it will be a class action suit which means we will see like $5 bucks, and the ISP's still win.
 

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I still won't believe it until it's set in stone.
Same, though I am looking forward to whats about to happen so it will at least be over with already.
 

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I don't think the ISP's will abide by it even if it is passed. They will just lie about it, and there will be no investigations. Even if there is investigations, it will be a class action suit which means we will see like $5 bucks, and the ISP's still win.
this is sadly prob the truth.
lies, lies and more lies
 

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I don't think the ISP's will abide by it even if it is passed. They will just lie about it, and there will be no investigations. Even if there is investigations, it will be a class action suit which means we will see like $5 bucks, and the ISP's still win.
And Netflix will still post their "Which ISP is screwing you over" results regularly.
 

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My hope if reclassified as utilities is that they will be required to add service to areas that are without service yet in reasonable distance. I know the property behind mine can get dsl, but i can't. Cable is 2000 ft away. Is about 15-20 residences in the vicinity, none of which are connected to anything that is acceptable broadband.
 

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So he strongly hinted that he is thinking about proposing it?

I'll believe it when I see it.
 

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My hope if reclassified as utilities is that they will be required to add service to areas that are without service yet in reasonable distance. I know the property behind mine can get dsl, but i can't. Cable is 2000 ft away. Is about 15-20 residences in the vicinity, none of which are connected to anything that is acceptable broadband.
this has been one of my biggest hopes with something like title II.
make them actually move lines into areas that are around where they currently service.
what you described happens everywhere out here, they'll run lines past driveways or even partially down them and then stop and say there is no service in your area when you call about it.
 
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