Buzz Killers

It wouldn’t be a groundbreaking moment in history unless an opposing political party starting whining and groaning and stomping their feet until they get their way.

US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today filed legislation to overturn the municipal broadband decision the Federal Communications Commission made earlier in the day.

Let’s keep in mind this isn’t net neutrality overall, just the ruling the FCC made regarding a municipality’s ability to expand outside their designated territory.

If someone didn’t contact, I’d be surprised.

If you want to read the whole act titled “States’ Rights Municipal Broadband Act of 2015,” here you go.

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Mistakes

We all make mistakes, right? That’s not just me?

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce

To err is to be human, and even though we’re always striving for greatness, sometimes we falter. It’s what happens when you’ve hit bottom that counts.

Whatever you do, don’t give up. That’s a mistake all in itself.

Title II is a Thing

And ISPs are crapping their pants.

from Ars Technica:

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to enforce net neutrality rules that prevent Internet providers—including cellular carriers—from blocking or throttling traffic or giving priority to Web services in exchange for payment.

and also:

The Federal Communications Commission today voted to preempt state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that prevent municipal broadband providers from expanding outside their territories.