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GOP hate improved Broadband rates,

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   Why is the question?   Is it based on the tried and true:  Follow the Money.    

    Six GOP Senators have sent a hate letter to the FEC saying that we, the average person don't really need faster broadband - because American Values.   No, not really but their specious argument assumes that everyone lives in isolation.  

 

    

The FCC's broadband definition became a point of contention last year when it raised the limit six-fold, from 4 Mbps to 25 Mbps, concluding the old benchmark is "dated and inadequate." The limit is important because under communications law, the FCC is tasked with taking "immediate action" if it finds broadband Internet is not being reasonably deployed around the country. 

Advocates have said those higher speeds are necessary because often a single Internet connection powers a number of connected devices in a home. The more devices connected, the more the speed is degraded for each individual user. 

 

And then there is THE MONEY and how their corporate masters are pulling the strings: The ISPs want the threshold to be as low as possible so it's easier for them to qualify for government subsidies.    Yep, skrewing the consumers and allowing the ISPs to jack up the rates is what the 6 whiney Senators are saying.     

 

The six:  The letter was signed by Republican Sens. Steve Daines (Mont.), Roger Wicker (Miss.),Roy Blunt (Mo.), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Cory Gardner (Colo.).   These bozo's are saying that the report that so few people have access as required wouldn''t be so bad....if only the FEC would lower the speed.    Oh MY.  

 

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/266632-republicans-to-fcc-even-netflix-doesnt-require-internet-...

  

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