IamA FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel who voted for Net Neutrality, AMA!

Hi Everyone! I’m FCC Commissioner [Jessica Rosenworcel](https://www.fcc.gov/about/leadership/jessica-rosenworcel). [I voted for net neutrality](https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/941361089387876352). I believe you should be able to go where you want and do what you want online without your internet provider getting in the way. And I’m not done fighting for a fair and open internet. I’m an impatient optimist who cares about expanding opportunity through technology. That’s because I believe the future belongs to the connected. Whether it’s completing homework; applying for college, finding that next job; or building the next great online service, community, or app, the internet touches every part of our lives. So ask me about how we can still save net neutrality. Ask me about the [fake comments](https://www.wired.com/story/fcc-must-investigate-fraud-before-voting-on-net-neutrality/) we saw in the net neutrality public record and what we need to do to ensure that going forward, the public has a real voice in Washington policymaking. Ask me about the [Homework Gap](https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-338474A1.pdf)—the 12 million kids who struggle with schoolwork because they don’t have broadband at home. Ask me about efforts to support [local news](https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-156A2.pdf) when media mergers are multiplying. Ask me about [broadband deployment](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/09/21/your-internet-isnt-getting-any-faster-but-the-government-might-soon-call-it-high-speed-anyway/?utm_term=.e96f4ccce280) and how [wireless airwaves](https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/10/its-time-to-chart-a-course-for-5g-success/) may be invisible but they’re some of the most important technology infrastructure we have. EDIT: Online now. Ready for questions! EDIT: Thank you for joining me today. Hope to do this again soon! **My Proof:** https://imgur.com/a/aRHQf

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13 Jan 2018 04:36 - +5742
How do you look at that bastard's dumb smug grin without punching him every single day?
13 Jan 2018 05:03 - +4085
What do you think is the largest long term consquence of repealing Net Neutrality? What seems to be the most effective way to fight this repeal? Do you believe that this repeal can be challenged in court and won?
13 Jan 2018 04:53 - +3163
For those who have routinely called/emailed/faxed congressional representatives and filed comments directly with the FCC regarding support for NN, what would you recommend as a solid next step in the ongoing fight for NN? Surely there is more we can be doing.
13 Jan 2018 04:27 - +2986
Are there any plans to address the fake comments?
13 Jan 2018 05:08 - +1738
I live in Central Kentucky but make my way out to Eastern Kentucky/Appalachian areas quite frequently. The network infrastructure leaves lot to be desired. What can I do at the local level to help support wider access to broadband internet to the indigent or very rural areas? And thank you for what you do. You're fighting the good fight, and I appreciate all that you do.
13 Jan 2018 04:41 - +1711
What can an average citizen to do to fight against a captured agency?
13 Jan 2018 04:34 - +748
Hey, thanks so much for all you're doing. What does the rise of Sinclair (and the completely, totally impartial, fair, unbiased, nonpartisan must-runs like ***TERRORISM ALERT DESK***) mean for the future of American journalism? What should we doing about it?
13 Jan 2018 04:36 - +718
Do you think without NN we will see the main ISPs continue to be top dog or will new rivals come along and act as if we still have NN?
13 Jan 2018 04:37 - +603
Is Ajit Pai as much of an asshole as he seems?
13 Jan 2018 04:33 - +456
What do you think the government's role should be in assuring broadband connectivity for every citizen? Do you believe we should consider high speed access to the Internet a human right? Why or why not?
13 Jan 2018 04:39 - +404
Did Ajit ask you to be in his ridiculous meme infused video? I'm legit curious if he thought he could get everyone onboard with that hilarious mess
13 Jan 2018 04:39 - +398
Thank you for voting for Net Neutrality. It's nice that someone cares about the voices of the people. Do you feel that the FCC is now divided based on this decision? Were more people in the background for/against NN?
13 Jan 2018 05:09 - +324
Hi Commissioner! Thank you for all you do to support NN and being the public face of the NN movement. As I'm sure you know, most Redditors have a very negative view of Ajit Pai, believing he's just a shill for the ISPs. My question for you is this: As someone who has works with him, do you think that Mr. Pai truly believes that repealing Net Neutrality is best for the average American?
13 Jan 2018 04:56 - +287
What does your average work day look like (aside from presumably at least one failed attempt to talk some sense into Mr. Pai)? Any funny stories you can share with us that don't violate any privacy clauses or similar?
13 Jan 2018 04:29 - +284
Do you think there is now potential for political or other censorship on the part of the major ISPs?
13 Jan 2018 05:02 - +208
How long is it before isps start abusing their newfound powers?
13 Jan 2018 05:09 - +205
What's your favorite Guster album? Seeing your bro tomorrow night! Similarly, are you as good of a singer as he is? Also, thank you for fighting for Net Neutrality, we appreciate your efforts.
13 Jan 2018 04:50 - +115
What do you think about the horrifically racist things people have said about Ajit Pai, as well as the numerous death threats and threats made to his family? Merits of Net Neutrality notwithstanding, do you think his treatment should be given more attention?
13 Jan 2018 04:25 - +114
Do you think a republican congress can put together and pass a Net Neutrality bill that would make net neutrality proponents happy?
13 Jan 2018 05:01 - +112
Mrs. Rosenworcel, before the repeal of Net Neutrality, I regularly called my representatives in the House and Senate. I have recently stopped because I felt it was a lost cause. Is it? What is the biggest thing I can do to ensure Net Neutrality comes back, and what can we do to ensure this isn't something we have to fight for years to come?
13 Jan 2018 06:40 - +106
If Reddit collectively donated $100,000 to the charity of your choice, would you give Ajit Pai a hard, unexpected kick in the dick?
13 Jan 2018 04:32 - +105
Do you like any sports?
13 Jan 2018 06:50 - +55
It's been said by yourself and others to keep making noise about this, and that the fight isn't over. The truth is that we *did* make noise about this and it got ignored. Having our voice heard is simply not realistic anymore. When corruption at that level is so open and prevalent, what are we realistically supposed to do when we are blatantly ignored?
13 Jan 2018 05:09 - +35
Why is S. Korea's interwebs so much faster? What do they do differently technologically and politically? Could/should we follow in their footsteps?
13 Jan 2018 05:01 - +32
If the internet was changed to be a utility would that side step FCC? What are the reasons that the 3x FCC people to vote to get rid of NN?
13 Jan 2018 04:53 - +31
Hi, there. Thanks for taking the time. My question is about the negative implications of repealing Net Neutrality. What, if any, negative economic impacts were considered by Chairman Pai in the decision to repeal? Public outcry has been a consistent element of the discussion. However, did you, Ms. Clyburn, or any of the other commissioners present assessments to demonstrate negative implications of net neutrality? Thanks again!
13 Jan 2018 05:08 - +26
I'm honestly curious, because I both support yet...also don't support THIS iteration of Net Neutrality with Title 2. I have to ask, why hand the keys of the internet in America, solely to the United States Government? I mean, we do, have laws against monopolization, so...I ask...is it, truly...world ending like most of the internet would have us believe? Now granted, I love the idea of every ISP not being able to throttle internet speeds one way or another, but, I feel like...it would work better with...transparency from companies like Verizon, Comcast, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Twitch, the internet giants, about how, if, and when they do throttle it. The market would have a major hussy fit, thus discouraging this type of behavior from companies...thoughts?
13 Jan 2018 06:40 - +22
Is the FCC going to do anything about Google Facebook Twitter silencing conservative voices?
13 Jan 2018 06:39 - +22
Why do you think govt should pick winners and losers and not markets? Why not stimulate competition by removing govt interference and sweet heart deals between govt and large corporations instead?
13 Jan 2018 06:40 - +21
Is Ajit Pai as much of a douchebag in person as he appears to be from afar?
13 Jan 2018 05:23 - +18
What is your opinion of Ajit Pai, as a person and human being? I ask this without trying to slant the question. Can you give us your own impression of him?
13 Jan 2018 06:29 - +18
Do the other FCC members treat you differently because of your decisions?
13 Jan 2018 05:13 - +17
Are the arguments against net neutrality valid in any way? Or are the motivations of those voting to get rid of it really as transparently partisan and self-serving as they seem? I have yet to hear a good reason as to why anyone would want to vote against this.
13 Jan 2018 06:58 - +17
Do you ever drink pickle juice straight from the jar?
13 Jan 2018 05:20 - +16
Were you ever approached or offered a bribe for you to vote against NN?
13 Jan 2018 05:30 - +12
Do you personally believe that Ajit Pai knows better, and voted the way he did due to personal ties with special interests? What is your prediction as to how the congressional vote will stand on the FCC ruling? Do you think the massive backlash (including memes) has gotten to Ajit Pai, or has his inner villain lawyer demon taken over him as to endlessly feed of the haters...
13 Jan 2018 08:59 - +11
Is Ajit Pai as much of a cunt as we all think he is?
13 Jan 2018 07:21 - +10
Hi, Im an Irish citizen so Net Neutrality doesn’t affect me personally but I still want to do something to help, because it is ridiculously unfair to the average American citizen who is already suffering under the current government, and I have had my fair share of issues with internet providers (namely Virgin Media) and the last thing they need is more power to take advantage of customers. Its a long story but when I cancelled my contract and they realised that I wasn’t coming back they did everything in their power to squeeze every cent possible. Between phone call charges(that they told me were free), doubling my final bill, adding extra charges and taking money out of my account for “not returning my internet box” (in reality I had and had picture proof of it), i ended up paying an extra 100 euro that I have never gotten back. the only way they would return it was if I signed a new contract and that money would be taken out of my first few bills. So my question is, as an EU citizen is there anything I can do to help fight the repeal for Net Neutrality, because if it passes there, theres every chance internet companies could fight to have it repealed in EU countries.
13 Jan 2018 05:39 - +7
What do you think of Ajit Pai, as a person? I suspect you're too honorable and professional to let us know your true feelings about Ajit Pai and his corporate shilling, so... don't reply to this if you find him as disgusting as the rest of us do.
13 Jan 2018 05:28 - +7
As someone who buys access to the internet both as a residential consumer, and as a professional: why can't we just make the last mile publicly owned, and let transit providers compete in the residential market the same way they've been competing for decades in the datacenters? --- In the datacenters that host my servers: I have a choice to buy transit from sometimes up to half a dozen different providers. They bill me fair prices based on the amount of bandwidth I've actually used (95th percentile billing, etc.) and they are constantly upgrading their networks to offer additional capacity. In contrast with my residential ISP: I only have three options, and all of them use different technologies, so if I make my selection based on technical criteria I really only have one provider that's even remotely viable for the work I do. (LTE Wireless vs. cable's DOCSIS vs. the telcos VDSL) -- My chosen ISP has offered me the same speed package for nearly 4 years with no upgrade path in sight, and another provider in my area imposes data caps (which don't even make sense as a method of congestion control.) As a professional it's quite irritating to live in these two completely disparate worlds. At the datacenter my usage is metered and billed as such, just as my water or power at home are metered. The cost model matches the economic realities of the infrastructure, and it clearly makes transit providers enough money for them to fill the market with competition, expansion, and innovation.
13 Jan 2018 07:05 - +7
Jessica, I am not a supporter of Net Neutrality but unlike the other side I do respect the opinion of those that disagree with me. When you were considering your vote do you take into account the law of unintended consequences? Why do this now when there isnt a need for it?
13 Jan 2018 05:08 - +6
Do you feel there are any pros for consumers in the repeal of net neutrality rules?
13 Jan 2018 08:03 - +5
You tell us not to trust ISPs, but you never explain why we should trust a small handful of unaccountable bureaucrats on an agency with a history of censorship of other media to have unlimited regulatory control over broadband internet behind closed doors. I know Redditors don't need convincing when it comes to handing bureaucrats unlimited power, but can you pretend like we're not on Reddit and explain why I should trust you and your buddies? Why did you require the unlimited power you were given in 2015 vs the limited powers you already had to enforce net neutrality principals? If you guys somehow came to the conclusion that your power over the internet wasn't enough to enforce basic net neutrality principals (despite the fact that you already were enforcing net neutrality principals), how does it stand to reason that the next step is the unlimited power you were granted in 2015 by reclassifying broadband providers as "common carriers"? Would you be in favor of every other government agency being granted unlimited power if it is determined that their limited powers are too limited in some arbitrary way?
13 Jan 2018 06:43 - +5
I am not from the US. Should I be worried about this?
13 Jan 2018 10:13 - +5
Sorry i missed this. I wanted to ask why would anyone with even a basic understanding of economics want to continue the stupid net neutrality rule. There is no rational argument that makes sense for saddling an industry with a requirement that in effect causes it to overcharge the majority of their customers just to undercharge a privileged few. To those that say “oh but won’t the ISPs charge us more, and make excessive profits”, go back and review basic supply and demand. If it was that easy to simply charge more, why aren’t they just raising the prices on all services today? The fact that so many were brainwashed on this issue by a vocal few is a said statement about financial education in this country.
13 Jan 2018 10:13 - +4
Can you explain how the internet became the incredible bastion of capitalism for 30+ years without ever needing some bogus US laws called Net Neutrality? And did you also feel Obama giving away ICANN was an equally amazing thing for the USA?
13 Jan 2018 08:58 - +4
Why do you think the fcc should control the net over the ftc? I saw more censorship once the fcc was in charge than i ever did with the ftc, plus i didnt like the fact the fcc can mandate licensing for anyone under its jurisdiction. What was in place to prevent abuses like that? I have been unable to locate any law or rule that would prevent abuses by the fcc punishing those with non approved thoughts.
13 Jan 2018 09:06 - +4
Will Repealing have a negative impact on cryptocurrency or the future of cryptocurrencies?
13 Jan 2018 07:02 - +4
Why does Ajit go against what the people want?
13 Jan 2018 06:38 - +4
It's been a month since net neutrality was repealed and nothing has changed. What gives? I was expecting the internet apocalypse.
13 Jan 2018 07:29 - +4
If all other efforts fail, what's to stop the FCC from re-instating net neutrality when the FCC is no longer Republican-controlled? And for that matter, if there's nothing to stop them from flipping back and forth, how nervous are the providers to make investments in controlling the traffic if their right to do so can be taken away easily?
13 Jan 2018 09:06 - +4
I think its interesting that the same week our US FCC voted down net neutrality, the Canadian's FCC voted to allow Canadian broadcasters freedom to use dirty words. You know the words. What are your thoughts on that? It seems USA continues to be pro-censorship and the Canadians more pro-freedom.
13 Jan 2018 05:06 - +4
Have companies such as Comcast already started to take away some of your privileges? If yes, what have they taken away so far? If no, when do you believe they will start?
13 Jan 2018 05:35 - +4
I called, I wrote, I just about drove to your office to talk to Ajit myself. Poll, after poll, after poll, after dang poll said americans WANT net neutrality. Yet, it still was taken away. My question is simple; Why on earth should I continue my free time talking to Washington when they clearly don't care what the people want?
13 Jan 2018 05:55 - +4
Why do you think the other 3 voted to end Net Neutrality? I know why Ajit Pai does, but what about the other two? And, why does it seem like a lot of Republicans want to end Net Neutrality as well?
13 Jan 2018 05:12 - +3
Thank you for supporting net neutrality. What do you think people like me (just an ordinary HS student with a passion for programming and web design) can do in the fight for net neutrality? What can the average American do to make a difference?
13 Jan 2018 08:43 - +3
How do you feel about the overwhelming influence special interest groups have in American democracy? It seems the interests of the people have almost no effect on policy.
13 Jan 2018 07:08 - +3
Why is it so bad to have cuss words on radio and nudity on public tv? Who are we saving and from what? Kids? The internet has everything covered.
13 Jan 2018 07:53 - +3
How are you handling all the dead bodies from people dying after net neutrality was repealed?
13 Jan 2018 05:56 - +3
I'm wondering what your opinions of the commissioners who voted against Net Neutrality are? If you feel it would be inappropriate or are uncomfortable commenting on your colleagues, I apologize. I'm just curious as to whether or not these are people standing on some laissez-faire principle, or if they're people who stand to benefit from these changes.
13 Jan 2018 09:13 - +3
Why has the FCC done absolutely nothing to actually break apart the monopolies and strong arm of the major ISPs? Even two or three major ISPs with a simple non-compete forms a monopoly which is just cancer to the consumers. What about all the money that was paid out for the foundation which was never actually placed, and now they’re looking to double-dip? A slap on the wrist fine for them to break your rules... but the money they get doing so far outweighs your fine? But as long as the characters on SWAT don’t swear on TV right?
13 Jan 2018 07:30 - +3
Do you think there are any good arguments for ending net neutrality that you have sympathized with? Surely with so much circular thought on this topic, there have to be good counter points?
13 Jan 2018 08:51 - +3
Why do you dismiss ATSC 3.0 as unimportant? I think not only net neutrality needs to be worried about, we also need to make sure we meet or exceed the technical progress of the Europeans
13 Jan 2018 06:17 - +3
Does Ajit Pai seem to care at all about just how many people despise him?
13 Jan 2018 06:27 - +3
How has the atmosphere within the FCC developed or changed, since the vote. How public opinion made a difference in attitudes? Also, thanks for the AMA!
13 Jan 2018 08:58 - +3
What happens to the billions of dollars that was promised to provide fiber optic internet that we will never receive? Is there a way for us to fight for that after we secure NN? Thank you for your support and thanks in advance for the reply!
13 Jan 2018 12:53 - +3
What’s wrong with ajit?
13 Jan 2018 10:45 - +2
This probably won't get answered... but to the people that really care about net neutrality, it looks as tho Ajit Pai, having formerly worked for Verizon (which is a huge conflict of interest BTW), blatantly ignored the will of the people and sided with big telecom. It is absolutely no secret that big telecom has spent millions of dollars lobbying against NN. So to us it's pretty darn obvious that his vote was bought and paid for. Would you say there's any truth to that?
13 Jan 2018 09:47 - +2
Being an FCC commissioner, I would think you understand the difference between net neutrality and title ii protections on broadband. Can you please explain why you think we should apply laws that are nearly 100 years old and written for the original phone system, to modern day broadband, instead of writing NEW laws that make sense?
13 Jan 2018 07:46 - +2
Why is none of the stuff people were saying is going to happen happening? Is net neutrality still in effect or do these companies just need a little time to set up their schemes? Why didn't they employ these dastardly tactics from the nineties till 2015, before net neutrality was legislated?
13 Jan 2018 05:21 - +2
What do you think the decision to reverse net neutrality is going to have on the effect of education and particularly colleges that have online classes? Do you foresee a system in which we pay to have extended content services for access to certain websites (cost more to visit sites like Netflix, YouTube, etc) like how cable cost more for Starz, HBO, etc..? Thank you for your service!
13 Jan 2018 11:18 - +2
How can something that 99% of the average citizens are against even be considered? Do we, the people, even have a voice in this? If we do, then why is it a topic at all? If everyone in the country is against it, it should be a dead issue...
13 Jan 2018 10:38 - +2
What do you have to say about the pre 2015 net neutrality rulings on comcasts throttling of Bittorrent? With the repeal of net neutrality will overturn this 2008 FCC ruling?
13 Jan 2018 08:29 - +2
Why don't you separate infrastructure from Internet providers? Create infrastructure providers. Put them under Title II or whatever. Have ISPs lease from these providers on equal terms. Simple. No need to give your government all the damn reins. This works in lots of countries. Unless, of course, that's not your goal with NN.
13 Jan 2018 08:14 - +2
Those who don't know history are bound to repeat it... Are you aware the landline telecommunication corporations massive lobbying impeded cell phone technology from advancement and implementation for over a decade? Do you not see that by supporting suppressive govt regulation over the internet, you're a pawn in this generation's crony capitalist disease?
13 Jan 2018 06:38 - +2
From my understanding, the reason Net Neutrality is an issue was because the FCC found that enforcing Net Neutrality was not within it’s jurisdiction. Why is that exactly? Where exactly does the FCC’s jurisdiction lie according to legal paperwork?
13 Jan 2018 06:50 - +2
Previous Net Neutrality legislation and regulations have been about carriers picking winners and losers among other companies by who was willing to pay for access to their networks, and more recently, the attempt to classify those carriers as public utilities to prevent that. What do you think about the recent revelations that other companies such as Google and Twitter, that are so large as to be essentially the only players in their field, providing or denying service based on the political ideology of their users?
13 Jan 2018 08:46 - +2
What, if any, positives do you see from repealing net neutrality? Did you consider any of these?
13 Jan 2018 10:09 - +2
I think, as a relatively conservative person, the problem I have with whole heartedly supporting NN, is that we haven't seen the FCC stand up to the larger corporations like Comcast, even when NN was in place. These companies are allowed to blatantly monopolize cities, prevent innovation or competition, etc. If the FCC had regulated (like was their job) competion into the market a lot of us would've been willing to fight harder to keep it. Unfortunately it seems like even when you held all the cards you did nothing to force these massive companies to improve services, stop gouging customers, etc. So now, yes. I am in favor of giving the free market a try, NN sounds great, but I just didn't witness it work when we had it. What would your response to my thoughts be?
13 Jan 2018 12:37 - +2
Hey I just wanted to know if it's ok for me to leave a comment just to say thank you?
13 Jan 2018 10:11 - +2
If you’re willing to do an AMA, you’re either pandering or voted for something you don’t believe in. Why? Why didn’t the public have a voice from the outset? Why are you just coming here now? Why did my senator reply to my plea to save net neutrality with propaganda?
13 Jan 2018 08:17 - +2
" I believe you should be able to go where you want and do what you want online without your internet provider getting in the way" how were ISP, the gateway to the internet, getting in the way pre 2015? I seem to recall an internet before NN. I also recall issues with ISP being taken care of pre NN too? Intelligent people consider NN to have been nothing more than a prelude to a government power grab, how was NN in line with USA history of a free market?
13 Jan 2018 07:44 - +1
I’m for net neutrality but I always like to see things from all perspectives possible. One of my doubts has come from the people asking for the repeal of net neutrality as they mention that companies like Comcast and ATT won’t change their policy once it changes but trying to understand from an economic point of view wouldn’t this open up the market for obscure companies like Starry internet and others as well? It seems like this could be the fire that lights under their ass (excuse my french) to get going. Thank you for your time.
13 Jan 2018 08:43 - +1
Why won't you tell the truth about yourself? That you're a puppet and behind closed doors are being paid to just keep shut and listen to those in power. It's all a scheme set up so the people think their is some good up their fighting for the people, when in reality it's all a facade. So the people don't feel their is 100% corruption in the government.
13 Jan 2018 12:30 - +1
How do you think Pajit got bought off? And why haven't you been? (Please, please don't. People with a clear conscience who actually are for the people not for the corps are so rare today). Has anyone ever approached you to betray the people for money? Bonus question: can you look into ways to repeal the vote when Pajit ultimately joins one of the Telco corporations after his term at the FCC, finally showing his corruption and conflict of interest? Because it is clear to a blind man that that is what he will ultimately do. Or will that not matter anymore and there will be no consequences when (not if) he makes that step?
13 Jan 2018 06:20 - +1
Thank you for doing the good work. It really must not be easy in your situation to do anything without being completely compromised, I say that as an Australian. I think it's scandalous that title 2 classification was repealed and now that want 'wireless communication reclassified as 'broadband' pfft. Given that so much of the world media content and digital services generally originates and is serviced from the continental USA, I refer particularly to streaming, VOD, and Gaming network services such as steam, Playatation network etc. AND that the rest of the world is more or less Net Neutrality or silent on the matter. If you had a genuinely clear free slate to rewrite the regulations and set in stone Title II Net Neutrality rules and allowed communities to build their own Networks where existing alternatives are unsuitable without harassment or difficulty enshrined in the legislature, what else from your point of view needs to be put in?
13 Jan 2018 08:34 - +1
1. If all net is neutral, will the allocation of funds to expansion of broadband access in rural areas be the same as urban areas irrespective of usage characteristics? 2. In the last 2-3 years, the volume of content consumption has increased more than 4x. However, infrastructure expansion has been growing much slower than required to compensate (AFAIK). Without changing how end users are charged, where is the additional funds planned to achieve expansion in the currently proposed neutrality model? 3. Does your neutrality model consider the pre neutrality-ban system, "a neutral system" despite the fact that traffic optimization and QoS algorithms are by definition net partial. 4. NN has become a meme in social media spaces in that there are strong misinterpretations of what neutrality really is. Given that even those responsible for the creation of www, http or the internet in general, have wildly different ideas on what model we should choose, do you still value public opinion equally?
13 Jan 2018 08:06 - +1
So how do you expect to retain a job if you're so openly advocating against Trump's agenda? I mean, we do need Net Neutrality, but this open advocacy just seems like a rallying call to satiate the people while knowing they can do nothing about it. I've been out of the business for quite some time, but it seems you and the others with a similar mindset engaging in slight subterfuge eliminating the people who most strongly support this repeal and silencing the companies advocating it through under-the table negotiations sounds like the most secure way to keep NN. So why then? Why are you doing a public address instead of keeping your public face clean and simply working the background in favor of NN? Do you really think this placid non-retaliatory populous will do anything for the cause you can't do yourself?
13 Jan 2018 07:56 - +1
How do you feel about the market valuation of labor that is taking place right now? Why isn't that market value even acknowledged and why is it overshadowed by this corporate greed taking place? Basically, the communication companies (at&t, Sprint, Verizon etc) are upset that these online companies (netflix, amazon etc) are paying a standard rate for using their "pipes" while making more profit than said communication companies. This "argument" should highlight the impact of the labor that takes place with regards to the installation and maintenance of these "pipes" and the digital economy that would not exist without the underpaid labor that allows it too exist. America's digital economy is worth almost a TRILLION dollars ($986BN). The average cable dog makes probably less than $20 an hour, yet is collectively responsible for the infrastructure that allows this to take place. Where is the love? r/labor

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