There was just a near-record blizzard here in New York City - for the record, we happen to love snow (maybe not quite as much as this guy) - so we decided to have a bit of fun with snow – and snow jobs.
Net Neutrality. We won! Or so they say. We’ve said it before and for those who didn’t hear the first few times – careful before you do a victory lap and in case you missed it, FCC accused of power grab on broadband According to the article, 'The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote next week on an annual report about the state of high-speed Internet deployment around the country. A proposed draft of the congressionally mandated report finds that advanced telecommunications capability isn’t being deployed in a “reasonable and timely fashion” to all Americans. According to a fact sheet released by the agency, 34 million Americans do not have access to wired internet service that meets the FCC’s definition of broadband — download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps…Critics say the report isn’t just a compendium of statistics, but a way for the FCC to expand its authority and place arbitrary standards on Internet service providers.” In fact, the standards are so arbitrary that the FCC hasn't even defined what constitutes 'broadband.' (The agency has now included wireless in their broadband definition, without defining speeds.) We’ve already witnessed how government has gutted out privacy. Heaven (and the FCC) knows what's next.