Trump FCC advisors proposal to bring free Internet to poor people requires lifting net neutrality

Trump advisor says net neutrality hinderes free data services for the poor.
FCC leadership now fully supports zero-rating, the practice in which ISPs exempt some websites and online services from data caps, often in exchange for payment from the websites. Zero-rating is controversial in the US and abroad, with many consumer advocates and regulators saying it violates the net neutrality principle that all online content should be treated equally by network providers.

But some zero-rating proponents believe it can serve a noble purpose—bringing Internet access to poor people who otherwise would not be online. That’s the view of Roslyn Layton, who served on Trump’s FCC transition team, does telecom research at Aalborg University in Denmark, and works as a visiting fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

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The Hypocritical Dishonesty Of The Net Neutrality Campaign

Net neutrality isn’t about censorship, but who will pay for faster Internet speeds. If ISPs are to keep up with consumer demands for fast broadband for live streaming the companies who provide live streaming and the ISPs need to work together to negotiate the cost of upgrades. Right now streaming services like Netflix expect the ISPs to pay for upgraded fiberoptics, but ISPs believe streaming service providers should pay for the upgrades. Either way consumers will need to pay more because corporations always increase prices when the cost for service increases. So if you like your Netflix and faster broadband expect to pay more. Net neutrality is not about free speech nor the first amendment, but cost control and government regulations. Remember, anytime government gets involved more regulations, control and expensive things usually come for the consumer.

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Local teacher back in Richmond after being selected for NASA education space program

A local teacher was one of 200 from around the world selected for a special NASA space camp program.

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It’s time for cameras to catch up to our smartphones

While professional cameras and photographers will likely never be replaced by smartphone technology it would be nice if smartphones could continue to improve. Samsung has had some of the best camera quality I’ve seen in the phones I’ve had, while LG is close behind. Apple smartphones have high quality cameras, but they also have a higher price tag. What smartphone cameras do you rate the best based on your experience?

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