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WATCH: MILO Calls Out Advocates of Now-Dead Net Neutrality – “You’re All Wrong”

Net Neutrality “is about more government control,” according to MILO. Meant to stop companies from providing “better-tailored packages to you, the consumer.”

 

It’s not about consumer protections, it’s about restricting consumer choice.

“You’re all wrong about it,” MILO says. “Because everybody in this room thinks Net Neutrality is a good idea, and it isn’t.”

“You all think it’s going to go to some sort of hellish, corporate, American-ruled dystopian hell where your email is going to get slowed down to a crawl,” MILO explains. “Horseshit. All it is doing is taking the Internet back to where it was a couple of years ago.” 

“Net Neutrality is a cosmetic announcement on the one hand, but really what it represents is the license for the federal government, for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to wade in and interfere in the relationship between private people and their providers; and to stop companies from providing richer, better tailored packages to you, the consumer,” MILO continues. “It is about more government control over a critical utility.”

That control has now been removed as the Federal Communications Commission voted to remove Net Neutrality rules on Thursday. The vote to repeal the Obama-Era regulations passed 3-2, along party lines.

“It is time for the Internet, once again, to be driven by engineers and entrepreneurs and consumers rather than lawyers, accountants, and bureaucrats,” Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC, said before the vote on Thursday.

According to the Daily Caller, the hearing room was briefly evacuated after a bomb threat was made. 

“I am being advised by security that we are going to have to take a break,” Pai told the audience before law enforcement officers with dogs surveyed the room. The meeting resumed a few minutes later after commissioners and others were allowed to return.

“It is not going to destroy the internet. It is not going to end the internet as we know it. It is not going to kill democracy. It is not going to stifle free expression online,” Pai said when the vote to repeal Net Neutrality passed. 

Net Neutrality was packaged as a move towards Internet equality, under the principle that any and all traffic on the internet would be treated the same. Although this seems appealing, it also means that consumers cannot pay for faster services. 

Now, with the regulations lifted, consumers will be able to pay for higher quality services. No Net Neutrality also means that if a consumer has a bad internet connection, service providers can prioritize certain services, like Spotify, to ensure they run smoothly.

Like MILO mentions, the Internet is only going to revert back to how it operated a few years ago. Advocates for Net Neutrality will claim that service providers will now attempt to manipulate traffic, however, that isn’t a bad thing. 

“Wireless networks… have been built for many years with features that help identify users whose weak connections are impairing the network with slow traffic and incessant requests for dropped packets to be resent,” MIT Technology Review reported in October 2014. “Carriers’ technology assures that such users’ access is rapidly constrained, so that one person’s bad connection doesn’t create a traffic jam for everyone… Strict adherence to net neutrality goes by the wayside.”

Welcome, once again, to a free internet. 

Featured Image Via Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Sources: Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Fox News

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. DaProf

    December 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    “Net Neutrality” was just a LeftistLabel(tm) for another overly intrusive big government program.

    Just a label. Something that Leftists (aka Liberals/Progressives/Socialists/Fascists/Communists) use to hide something’s true nature.

    For example: “Affordable Care Act” …. was never affordable and was never about “care”.

  2. Victor

    December 14, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Enjoy not ever being able to watch Youtube videos on 1080p again, or downloading Linux distros via bittorrent, or using VPNs to escape your ISP’s traffic shaping.

  3. Victor

    December 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Also, the overwhelming majority of innovations on the Internet’s hardware and bandwidth size/quality is developed by the IETF and the IEEE (google those acronyms), ISPs have absolutely nothing to do with this as their sole focus is profits above quality.

  4. david

    December 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Milo, Considering the reason you are the celeb you happen to be is because of Facebook, Youtube, and similar platforms that those who shriek about ‘the death of the internet as we know it’ I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt on this one. After all, if your fans and followers (of which I am one) find it challenging or tedious to access your posts, you’ll fade into obscurity; so clearly your being a promoter of the end of “net neutrality’ suggests that everyone should lighten up on this issue.

    That said, as a small business owner whose career and livelihood relies heavily on traffic to my website, and on my ability to upload a couple gig of data to a hosting site and on the ability of my clients to download up to a couple gig of data (photographs), if this impedes the process, I’m fucked.

  5. Tony

    December 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    “[I]t also means that consumers cannot pay for faster services.” That’s untrue. As of right now my Charter internet has several “faster” packages I could purchase. Now, thanks to this, I can now pay to reduce my restrictions to INSERT WEBSITE HERE. This is the first time I’ve seen you take a dumbass position on something Milo…

  6. Paul Murray

    December 15, 2017 at 12:59 am

    And when the leftists at google throttle dangerous.com? Dreadful as government might be, there are some powers that cannot be permitted to reside in private hands. This includes most things that are natural monopolies.

    To put it another way – telecommunications companies are only able to do what they do because governments seize land for them so they can lay cables. It’s not a free market. That’s why its reasonable of them to have to be as careful with civil rights as governments are supposed to be.

  7. Chris

    December 15, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Giving isp’s the ability to throttle traffic is never a good idea. Every time they’ve tried it, they screwed it up for the consumer. Milo is being a dumbass on this issue.

  8. Agent a

    December 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Throttling has continued to happen from 2015- present despite the net neutrality rules. I’m certainly not an expert, but had it happen using a satellite internet company who did not inform me of the throttling prior to contract last year. Moving forward, ISPs will be required to be transparent about such policies, and I don’t think that as consumers we can ask much more.

    Additionally,it is net neutrality which has thus far effectively blocked both google fiber and other competitiors from offering their services in our area and why I got stuck with initially the hideous satellite Co. And then with deathly spectrum. It was announced today that a start up fiber company has been given the green light to start installing cables as an alternative to spectrum. Human behavior involves risk: we can’t say for sure what will happen, but We as consumers have the choice to take our business elsewhere.

  9. webkilla

    December 16, 2017 at 9:54 am

    If the US had a proper free and open ISP market, then federally enforced net neutrality shouldn’t be necessary – because then the free market would pick up the slack if one ISP starts to pay-wall parts of the internet

    unfortunatly, then plenty of places in the US does not have a free market when it comes to ISPs. Loads of places only has one ISP you can chose – and without net neutrality, that lone ISP can fuck over its costumers as much as it wants, without the consumers having any choice in what to do.

    thus, Milo misses the big picture.

  10. Dante Alighieri

    December 18, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Tech Overload & Corporate Machinations

    By making consumer technology sufficiently complex, Corporations will always win. What we don’t understand, they will exploit. Is that true for Net Neutrality? — beats me. We’ll find out soon enough.

    It’s the same with technologies like Genetically Modified Foods & Pharmaceuticals. They’re too complex to understand for almost all people (both legally & technologically.)

    Unfettered, Corporations will always choose what’s most profitable for them. And there is nothing wrong with that. But, whether that is good for you & me, ah that is simply incidental.

    I neither trust nor mistrust capitalism.
    What was it Reagan said, “Trust by Verify”

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