Caller: Why the FCC Won’t Declare Internet Providers Common Carriers

Caller: Why the FCC Won’t Declare Internet Providers Common Carriers


Ted in Sunnyvale California hey Ted
thanks for watching us on YouTube you want to comment about common carriers
the FCC that sort of thing for your arm I suspect I know why the
FCC doesn’t want to go down the common carrier in a mighty
for a much more pragmatic reasons arm if in the early days in in in phone technology the phone lines were limited to supply 2300 kilohertz which
is when the digitizer 256 kilobits per second right so everybody had the same level of
service corporations KN Taipei be accessed together with
something called t1 line which was intended to be 56 kilobits per
second primes 23 voice channels her that’s how corporations tie line from to avoid long
distance phone chargers even arm when you look at broadcast TV not until HDTV came along standard
equality with exactly the same so here’s the question if the FCC was to to clear the Internet providers a common carrier hmm call
moved to find common in terms of quality I think that’s the next question that
they would have to approach and didn’t want to go down that path
well here’s here’s were common the actually becomes
defined there’s there would be two two
thresholds to potential bottlenecks arm the first would be and in the United
States is the exclusive one the first to be the capacity of that
company to provide data to you in a particular
speed and and and and you know your willingness to
pay for it presumably so he you know your your ISP may have the ability to provide you with 10 10
minutes up in a hundred maps down and or or you know a hundred and five
hundred or whatever it may be up and or they could negotiate with you
as as we do I mean if why at my home
internet is considerably slower than my internet here work because we pay for much more bandwidth here here at the
radio studio and so there’s that bottleneck but the other bottleneck which exists in
South Korea and most European countries are would be if you know that now that bottleneck could
be and in most cases would be a mechanical
bottleneck basically the capacity of the equipment to handle data %uh the a secondary by like would
be which internet service provider you
choose in France for example where you can for
thirty five dollars a month yet are you know for 100 met the high-speed Internet and a plus your telephone service and free
calls to tie things 29 countries plus a hundred and not plus channels of
cable television all for thirty five dollars a month the
reason for that is because whoever brings the wire into your house
or the fiber into your house they charge a certain amount for that
make a small profit on their so they charge like levin dollars a
month to bring that into your house and then you go out you shop for an
Internet service provider for phone company in for cable TV company and you have you know dozens of them and in the case for Internet service
providers more than a hundred other competing with each other in France and South Korea in Japan I believe this
is a case in Japan arm you have a bunch of different
companies competing with you know with each other to provide
that to you and different ones will have different capacities in terms of their
ability to deliver to in through a back bone and to and through your physical
internet service provider in your physical area so for example when I lived in vermont
and we had a law like this that had to do with telephone carriers Verizon found itself having to rent its telephone lines to
sovereign debt which was the this you know vermont used to be a
sovereign nation before joining the country’s everybody likes to use the
word sovereignty up there so is the sovereign at the sovereign for
might net and server net dot com I think they’re still
in business and they’d for twenty-five dollars money you
know Verizon was charging some like thirty dollars a month for presidential term telephone service plus
this post that plus this plus that plus if you wanted somebody come on see you at your house
you to make a point three years in advance and sovereign it said we’re just gonna serve
a smaller in vermont and the service guy will live six blocks
down our down the road from you and as twenty-five dollars month flat
rate and we were Cybernet customers for a long time and in fact
all the lines coming in for our callers on the show when we used to do our show
either are living room in our house which is
where we started this program ten years ago we’re on sa Burnett and if I could you
know if I had a problem with anything other than the copper the
sovereign etc I any hands-on as the copper that was inside my house the sovereign a guide literally live two
blocks away from me he would walk over to our house he helped us wire our first on a what’s called a hybrid
it’s a system that allows me to book callers on the air and I so am I making sense here you are and i remember i lived in
in NY for short and british telecom have to do the same thing they had to are basically least two wires to local
providers farm based on the customer’s preference pregnant right for then they would
provide the last the last mile for right arm actually I think that would
work here in the US the trying to change this huge industry into with that level are from what I used to be that’s how I used to be I mean I i back
in the eighties I used to run forms and copy serve in fact I made a pretty good
living doing it and along with a bunch of other people
worked with me who are still working with Nigel and
soon a bunch of other people arm as several of them are still working
when and a basically you you you access copy
serve over your telephone line it was dialup serbs and you could choose between copy serve
or a well as your internet service provider
basically an AOL you know carpet bombed the World
with free desks and everybody joined AOL and copy serve got acquired by HR block which decided to simply suck
them dry and take all their profits and compass or when our business in a
while still around you’re my only my only issue though is
farm I don’t think the FEC or even congress
is going to be able to turn the clock back and go back to those type of arrangement I agree
kindest that’s that’s why I am that’s why I’m saying today this is
that’s why saying this is the biggest news story of the day because at the SEC is not going to
change because their chairman Tom wheeler in ninety million dollars is lobbyist
first for the telephone companies and then for the internet company’s and he’s now that the Fox in charge the
chicken coop interchangeable here here’s one other
question suppose on yeah I don’t know if this can
be done with the conquer rules but suppose 30 the last-mile connections is negotiable
between the on I between the the service provider
with the Comcast for time warner whoever is in the customer for what in their network they have to
take a hands-off arm attitude well that so that might my access to Kennedy in my access to net
for pooping crackers clamp well then you’re talking
and neutrality I mean that’s basically net neutrality is right now there’s claiming the
ability to inspect what’s coming in this is they’re making a deal with
Netflix eventually they’re gonna come to you and me and say we want to
also be able to inspect what’s going outage and I’m confident that’s the case
because I know right now I use a Virtual Private
Network they cut my speed to gain a quartet out Armada time thank
you for the call you’re listening to the Thom Hartmann
program visit Thom Hartmann dot com for audio
and video archive and that’s why I think that is going to
happen you’re gonna see tiered pricing for Internet access so you are basic
access I want streaming video or you want the porn channel I want the news
channel that at the fixed price please

Danny Hutson

4 thoughts on “Caller: Why the FCC Won’t Declare Internet Providers Common Carriers

  1. I feel their wanting to squelch our ability to share information and organize against the Deep State. Bill Moyers has the story.
    http://billmoyers.com/episode/the-deep-state-hiding-in-plain-sight/
    transcript:
    http://billmoyers.com/wp-content/themes/billmoyers/transcript-print.php?post=61504

  2. They( @Comcast ) cut my speed on youtube uploads long ago, dropped it to 300k.
    We pay for 3 meg up…. but only get 300k to youtube.

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