Bradley M. Kuhn

My Response to FCC NPRM 14-28

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I was a bit enlightened by http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_local_exchange_carrier, but not by much. It seems the status is something like what I was guessing, but based more on local first-mover status and natural monopoly than on the status of the backhaul.

Sad to hear that the wholesale access requirement was overturned.

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2014-06-04T20:09:59Z

I tried identica a while ago, it sent me to Hotpump.net to register, and I never did much with it. So I went back there
now to see your comments, and add my own.

clicked a link "Show all 6 replies"

causes a little loading animation to spin endlessly

Ok, lets try a different server.
identica has a registration page, then which results in "An error occurred." when I filled out the form and clicked register. Perhaps it was because i used the same username?

I tried again, and got stuck endlessly waiting for blahblahblah.indyshop.org

I don't see any way to delete my account on hotpump.net

There's an exclamation point icon at the top off the screen, surrounded by green, which implies I should click it.
When I do, it opens a tiny malformed tooltip type thing.

I went back again, to register, got the same "error", refreshed the page, got a new error "Error 403 No registration
allowed"

I tried the option of logging in with a different server, which actually worked. But then it took me to a page where I
couldn't navigate anywhere else... so I went back and found the link to bradley's comments. So I click the now "load all 8
comments", and 4 comments changed into 5 comments....

Ohloh.net says pump.io development has been relatively dead for about 10 months. gnu social on the other hand is not,
and I've used some gnu social sites and not hit any bugs. I don't know all the details, but sending people to the bug riddled / confusing identi.ca to people just seems cruel.


iank at 2014-06-04T23:07:57Z

Replying to both Mike Linksvayer & Bradley Kuhn:

The Commission was on fairly shaky statutory ground the first time around that they tried this.  I was surprised that they did not wind up with an Arbitrary & Capricious finding against the Open Internet Order as well as it being found to be without statutory enablement.  They really do need to go back to Congress to get legislation passed giving them authority to do something like this, I feel.

Any Notice of Proposed Rulemaking conceivably kicks things out into the long grass.  If the record gets flooded, people do actually have to read such and summarize such so it can be dealt with.  With the sampling by The Verge of some of the more bizarre things already in the record...I don't expect final resolution to be a quick thing at all.

Stephen Michael Kellat at 2014-06-05T00:39:01Z

The Communications Act gives the FCC more than enough authority to write rules that promote the open Internet by virtue of them being the regulator for telcoms and cable companies. The obstacle that the FCC faces is that they willingly abdicated the right to regulate "high speed" connections (at the time, cable Internet, followed by DSL) around 1999-2001. The courts justifiably ask why the FCC decided a decade later to try to reclaim its power.

Probably the best chance for anything resembling open Internet for US residents is for USDOJ to pursue breakups that split providing Internet access from owning/operating the wires/cables/fibers that the access is provided across.

lnxwalt@microca.st at 2014-06-05T17:51:00Z