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The rules reclassify Internet as Title II of the Telecommunications Act, making it a utility

The FCC voted in favor of the Open Internet Order, new net neutrality rules that would prohibit paid Internet paid fast lanes, and reclassify broadband providers as telecommunication services under the Title II of the Telecommunications Act, among other regulations. The rules were passed by a 3-2 vote along party lines, with Commissioners Ajut Pai and Michael O’Rielly (Republicans) voting against the measure and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel and Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler (Democrats) voting in favor of the order.

The Internet is saved…for now.

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female character challenge: one character you will always defend
↳ Martha Jones, Doctor Who

I’m training to be a doctor. Not an alien doctor, a proper doctor. A doctor of medicine. Well that certainly is nonsense. Women might train to be doctors, but hardly a skivvy and hardly one of your colour. Oh, do you think? Bones of the hand. Carpal bones, proximal row. Scaphoid, lunate, triquetal, pisiform. Distal row. Trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate. Then the metacarpal bones extending in three distinct phalanges. Proximal, middle, distal.

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Hiya friends!

I know many people are confused and irritated about all of the stuff on Tumblr today regarding “internet slowlanes” and net neutrality. What is it? Why do I have to look at that spinning circle of death?  

Above is probably the best breakdown of the issue I’ve seen. 

Take a second and watch. Take another second and contact your representatives. This shit is very real and very scary. 

Knowledge is power.

The internet is power.

Don’t let them take your power away.

THE EFFECTS OF LOSING NET NEUTRALITY HAVE STARTED

Comcast forced Netflix to pay them a hefty fee in order to be able to stream content to their customers at a decent speed. 

To make up for it, customers will see raised netflix prices mostly likely in the next few months. It’ll go up three dollars to $11.99. IN ADDITION, that’s for ONE device. If you want to stream on more than just your computer, like an internet TV, game console, moblie device, etc, etc, you will have to pay EVEN MORE. 

This is just the beginning. Prices for internet are going to go up, and Comcast is well on its way to taking over everything and being a HUGE monopoly (it just bought Time Warner, the #2 cable company, and it going to buy all NFL content), which will, you guessed it, raise prices of everything even more. 

BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP THIS MADNESS? 

Contact the FCC. Tell them to DO THEIR FUCKING JOB and classify broadband internet as a common carrier (like cable and mobile systems are). This will literally fix ALL PROBLEMS that the end of net neutrality is going to cause, and allow the internet to be equal and open to everyone once again. 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR

Here are some helpful articles:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/21/the-shrewd-politics-behind-netflix-price-hike/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/01/16/net-neutrality-broadband-fcc-ruling-editorials-debates/4543059/

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/01/drop-regulatory-hammer-on-internet-providers-says-former-fcc-commish/

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female character challenge: two older female characters [2 / 2]
↳ Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov, Orange Is The New Black

People of the cafeteria, in case you haven’t heard, I. Didn’t. Cook. It. I punch in, I punch out. I play Sudoku, I scratch my ass. If I had email, I would check it. But the food you eat does not have even a piece of my soul in it. That is all.