Obama Net Neutrality

Today, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m., the FCC will end the Obama-era Net Neutrality regulations which allowed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to throttle and even block websites.

So how will the repeal of Net Neutrality affect you?

The following is a list that explains why the repeal of Net Neutrality is a good thing:

1.Your personal information is safe

The repeal of Net Neutrality means ISPs can no longer sell your personal information because FTC consumer privacy protection regulations won't allow it.

2. No throttling or blocking content

Remember when Cloudflare banned a neo-Nazi website after it organized the White nationalist rally in Charlottesville this year? The repeal of Net Neutrality will prevent such censorship that threatens freedom of speech.

3. Forces ISPs to be more transparent

The FTC’s unfair-and-deceptive-practices authority “prohibits companies from selling consumers one product or service but providing them something different." The FTC also requires ISPs to disclose blocking, throttling, or other deceptive  practices that would mislead the customer.

4. No more censoring Netflix or movie streaming customers

The end of Net Neutrality means ISPs such as Comcast and AT&T can no longer throttle (slow down) your data, making streaming Netflix nearly impossible unless you pay for a more expensive data plan.

5. Improves quality of Internet infrastructure

Unless you are a big ISP such as Comcast, your telecom company is probably limited by antiquated technology because the fiber optic digging applications keep getting delayed by local and state bureaucrats. Today's repeal of Net Neutrality means more competition among Internet service providers and faster Internet speeds for customers (that means YOU).

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  • casiepriest33
  • Breitbart_Savior

    Sandra Rose, the day you start charging for this site is day you go back to nursing.

  • MookieFly

    How is number 2 a benefit?? ? I mean everything in this post is backwards, but that threw me for a loop.

  • MookieFly

    We got Breibart pipo in the garden?? I guess it's time to go. Who that other hefa that blog? Nicky something? Time to pack my bags

  • Tammie Reed

    Thank goodness!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thanks for the link because I have no idea what net neutrality is about...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    okay, you've given us the pros; what are the cons? (thanks!)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Are you kidding?

    This is going to be a disaster for consumers.

  • casiepriest33

    Net neutrality will give ISPs the power to control the internet and to charge you more. It will become a luxury for the rich.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    sitcho lil self down! i'm finally getting used to choking on my lunch when i come in here and read your posts, so you may as well get comfortable ma'am! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c158153ba68edffe8744da7f5b71397a707660cce76df76d36419cdf4965d394.gif

  • OvertheMississippi

    How? Why?

  • SpillyNillie

    Does net neutrality have anything to do with the rift between Amazon and YouTube?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Girl! i'm hot about it! they need to cough up a partial refund on that fire stick! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ee213326789da8c38cd6f48b38b83c0913d5380bd129361dd5ed666d29db102.gif

  • SpillyNillie

    Right! My son was like, "Mom, do you see this?!" He was referring to the notification that effective January 1, YouTube will be unavailable on the Amazon FireStick.

  • my view

    What happen with Amazon and Youtube?

  • my view

    how so? i really have no idea whats going on with this one. all i know is they could force you to pay for google searches and such

  • MsPam

    Me and you both!

  • SpillyNillie

    Chile, effective January 1, YouTube will be unavailable on the Amazon FireStick.

  • my view

    dang

  • Noirluv45

    Gurlll, I am PISSED about that! That's one of the reasons I bought the Firestick.

  • Noirluv45

    When I saw that, I wanted to pull that Firestick out of my TV and throw it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i saw that, and i just stood there blinking at my tv for a good while like, wtf is this?!

  • Li

    I am so sick of the proprietary service like Netflix and Apple. You must have a Apple/Netflix device or be a subscriber to enjoy their shows. I want to see Mudbound but it's a Netflix movie, only on Netflix. Not even in the movies.
    This is getting ridiculous, this gating and restricting of seeing movies & TV shows because it's owned by one company.

  • Phillybruh

    Actually with #4 Verizon and Comcast will be able to charge you for watching Netflix now. Comcast customers however it is now a part of on-demand through the Cable service. But if you just have internet with them good luck and god speed.

  • Li

    From what I understand, your IP can now charge you extra (ex $3) if you download movies and movies because it takes up too much bandwidth.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    smh! i also have an old roku that i don't use as much, but i guess that'll be my 'go to' for youtube (we have a couple of smart tv's too, but i'm still on the fence about those things because when i try to access youtube on them, i frequently get the "preparing the tv" msg and it won't connect. see! i'm tryna stop cursing, but this *(&*%^ right here is what gets on my (*&#^^%$((&8 nerves!!!!!

  • Li

    Sandra often gets her facts wrong :) and her headlines are misleading :) Sorry Sandra but it's true. You need some editor help.

  • MookieFly

    Ok ok I'll stick around ??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they having a stand-off, and amazon will be discontinuing the youtube stream in the new year.

  • Li

    Yep. So if you want to stream a movie over the internet, or listen to music, using a lot of bandwidth, the ISPs can charge you $1, $2, $5 extra.

  • TMW

    Exactly. Wow. The end of net neutrality means that internet service providers slow down access speeds to high traffic sites such as google, Netflix, etc and charge consumers more for bandwidth access.

    Cable companies need to be careful of this because if it costs more to access the internet people (like me) will cancel their cable subscriptions and totally watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. I have my Roku box and smart TV - been thinking about doing that anyway.

  • Noirluv45

    I guess Google and Amazon are duking it out. Check this out: http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/google-blocks-youtube-fire-tv-echo-show-1202631248/

  • Noirluv45

    We have one smart tv that we access youtube on, but we often have streaming issues. It's very frustration. Well, if your old roku will work, that's your best bet. I feel your pain. We are >>right here<<<

  • Noirluv45

    I did too! I was like, what??? I guess Google and Amazon can't come to agreement. Check this out: http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/google-blocks-youtube-fire-tv-echo-show-1202631248/

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • hotntot95

    I'M old enough to remember what it was like before all this crap. They invent, get us hooked, then change the game... We will survive. I promise. I know exactly how much I'm willing to pay for entertainment and it will not break me..it's a waaay bigger change coming that's more important than tv and internet.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yep! this is the same article that popped up when i started researching this foolishness. (but girl you see the yt folks are tore up about this too, and threatening to cancel their prime accounts and errthang, lol)

  • Noirluv45

    Lol! YT folks get torn up over everything except when Black folks are unjustly shot and killed. I mean, we are pissed and don't like the agreement, but it's not THAT serious to where we are all tore up like that. SMH.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yes girl. i hibernate in the winter, so i need all forms of entertainment on deck and accessible.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL! they deep in their feelings about it, Lol!

  • Dallas Kennedy

    So did I fall... U mean to tell me u can report about Beyonce dressing like a thot doing her job keeping her fans entertained but u can't even do yours properly. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones... First off I don't want to be presumptuous but like I always say u are so in discontent with ya melanin it's disgusting. I don't know why it's always o much disdain for Obama and thats apples and oranges aside from personal feelings he did right in terms of net neutrality. Idk how to as a journalist or an avid reader or writer that you can't understand what just happened or the magnitude. This is all bad and basically gives third parties control of your internet access. Also information will not be distorted based on demographic why. If u can't afford to pay the extras you may be limited to access information. This allows a by far larger sinister plot to control what info is being shared and takes away many freedom of speech or liberties which wouldn't be conducive to the bigger businesses whom control. U as a black woman I stg irk my soul u spend a myriad of hours gathering character damaging content about other blacks but u have this platform and can't effectively nor efficiently share info that will be helpful to your own people u the mf opps

  • Dowoop

    Because we know there are cons!

  • JV

    Under net neutrality, companies could not, for example, slow down a competitor's streaming service to make their own more competitive. For example, Time Warner, who I believe owns HBO (I think?) could not slow down Netflix or charge Netflix to stream faster. Now they can, if their actions are approved by the FCC.

  • klwbaby

    I have a Samsung smart TV and YouTube all of sudden stop working on mine. And YouTube on roku is a joke, its always cutting off.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Being bad is way more fun

    This this the most BS pro Trump article in history !!!!!

  • JV

    You noticed the same thing I did. Internet providers are not going to charge the customers of streaming apps, specifically, but they may charge the streaming service (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc) to give their OWN streaming services a competitive advantage. So, if you have Netflix, and you get internet through Comcast -- who owns the CBS TV app and is in competition with Netflix -- then Netflix may actually end up raising their rates on YOU to mitigate the cost being charged by Comcast!

    What a freakin' headache!

  • Nikki Minor

    I think it's official. Sandra hates her own people.

  • Blue

    Anything to put 'Obama' in the headline and tie it to negativity huh?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Actually, if you read the above, the opposite just happened. Now companies can no longer slow down your data.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Am I reading something different than what y'all are reading because the above states the opposite....

  • Noirluv45

    Always have been that way. Girl, if I see another yt woman crying, I will scream!

  • Noirluv45

    IKR.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, don't even get on them and the waterworks!!!!
    they cry about EVERYTHING. let that be US constantly weeping at the drop of a hat - we'd be declared unstable and recommended for the institution, smh.

  • JV

    I did read above, and found #4 to be misleading:

    "The net neutrality rules were approved by the FCC in 2015 amid an outpouring of online support. The intention was to keep the internet open and fair.

    Under the rules, internet service providers are required to treat all online content the same. They can't deliberately speed up or slow down traffic from specific websites or apps, nor can they put their own content at an advantage over rivals."

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/14/technology/net-neutrality-repeal-explainer/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom

  • Trace da Ace

    i dont really have anything for this post....other than that pic of Obama...hmmm...he looking so good... I'd STILL hit. :)

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The American people aren't asking for net neutrality to be repealed. Big business is the one asking for this. That tells you all you need to know. It's amazing how the Republicans continue to sell out our country to the big corporations. Sad.

  • We Can Do This

    No disrespect but America is a Big Corporation.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    !!!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I miss him so....

  • Dallas Kennedy

    Been official she daily displays content with laughable black people trying to find validation from their white counterparts and mock them but does the same thing with her writing. She thinks this will be the token blk website which will gain financial contributions from white folks by destroying her own... U can get Chrisette Michelled too Sandy we the blk community don't support ya antics n if u go far enoungh they nor them will support u either. Ole black bitter barren bish! U not even lslh hell or even pretty just a regular Harriet Tubman humble face what house u think u getting in... Once a field ***** always a field ***** u see the last blk woman in the white house far removed

  • Phillybruh
  • Bam Bam Li

    They did this deliberately because too much information is available for common folks like us. Information that frees people especially blacks from ignorance. Everyone should have seen this coming.

  • Noirluv45

    EVERYTHING! I think they learn that as little girls. Just shed some tears and whine and daddy will do whatever you want, baby. Lawd hammercy! IKR. What good for them ain't good for us.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you read the post? ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wow... This is what I get for trying to educate my readers about important issues. ?

  • Oh Tommie

    I haven't read all of the comments, but this post is incorrect. Net Neutrality PREVENTS Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from throttling and blocking websites. It's why the internet is open. With its reversal, ISPs can now throttle and block sites...not to mention, they can start charging more for access to certain content (like IG or even Sandrarose).

  • Oh Tommie

    But your definition of net neutrality is backwards hun ?

  • Fire & Ice

    Agreed!

  • TheOwley

    No good deed goes unpunished. If you are waling the path for righteous, one cannot be deterred. My personal motto.

  • ???TheRider???

    And twice on Sunday’s?

  • Fire & Ice

    I guess they're going to see, how far they can take this. People are not going to pay extra to because of this bullshit. If anything I see a lot of peopl, dropping a lot of these companies. These greedy MF's will lose money.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    why do you think your readers care about the rights of Neo Nazis?

  • Vicki White

    Good post; I'm shocked by the ignorance tho this is great news for roku us3rs Verizon customers. I know y'all love bro Barack but he is still human and humans make mistakes. ThThi is huge victory for consumers!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, I think Sandra purposely wrote that up for her own amusement.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Sandra must be republican, because this is the complete "OPPOSITE" of what would happen. They will charge us $20.00 just to gain access to Sandra Rose lol..... Sandra is about to make alot of bank lmao

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Yes, she loves to mess with us.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And what did we do before net neutrality in 2015? Please stop spreading misinformation. Net neutrality allows ISPs to throttle our data and lie about unlimited data plans.

    All last year T-Mobile throttled and slowed down my data when I hit the so-called cap with my unlimited data plan

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And what were the prices before net neutrality in 2015?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did they charge you $20 before net neutrality in 2015? Some of you act like the Internet didn't exist prior to 2015.

  • Quagsire!

    Exactly!

  • Quagsire!

    YOu must be high. Watch and learn...

  • Oh Tommie

    How many IT degrees or certifications do you have? Stick to nursing and providing your medical minutes. Net neutrality has nothing to do with your Trash mobile data plan....do some more research ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Net neutrality is about speed and ISPs profiting off of customers by forcing them to upgrade their plans to keep their Internet fast. Maybe you need to do more research.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The 3 people who voted to keep the Internet fast and free for everyone.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/760b783f8a97272019f68855f9fbd197f7d7977b0f6e42a31b03bdb051ce0299.jpg

  • Oh Tommie

    Wrong again and this is my last reply! It's about access to content (whether it's a web based application, music, website, etc.), NOT speed. Let me break it down Barney style. The data traveling over Verizon FiOS' internet from Netflix to my house is different from the data that travels over said internet when I log into my bank account. Net neutrality enforces a rule on Verizon that they must treat both data the same (although we know that video packets are different than data packets)...they can't throttle certain data. Without net neutrality, Verizon can say ok Netflix, if you want to use my internet to deliver whatever video content, I need X amount of money more per month....which means that Netflix will have to increase its subscription costs. If Netflix doesn't budge, Verizon can block users from accessing their website or app.

  • Vicki White

    No I'm not and why can't blk people debate like civilized folks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It really is a huge victory for consumers. But some people thrive on misinformation. They get all their news from Internet memes and rappers.

    "Your internet Thursday afternoon will not change in any significant or substantial way from the internet you experience today. Nor will it be different a week from now, nor will it be different a year from now."

    ~ Michael Powell, a former FCC chairman

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Believe what you want. You still haven't told me how much you paid to read my blog prior to 2015.

  • Gingertee

    I think Sandra Rose sold this site along time ago because you are 100% correct. Basically its a wrap for small businesses, bloggers, etc..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And what did blogs do before net neutrality in 2015?

  • Dallas Kennedy

    Gross negligence.... There is a seeming malicious oomission on your behalf or a suggestive bias that appertains to our community that is blatant. I come here bc u r a black woman and I want to support that bc our community won't sustain on the help of others. You have been blessed and given a platform to properly inform or entertain our community. You do a hsocial Injustice to us by allowing your political interest or personal hangups to separate reality with your reality. When it comes to information like this which is not designed to entertain but enlighten I think as a journalist it is in poor taste to spew wrong information. Unfortunately, not everyone is Adept and sharp as yourself and when they come here this is like their Bible they swear by their auntie Sandra ...so I apologize for being so brash I just want u to understand the m I agnitude of the influence you have and hope u will just take that extra time to ensure not only accuracy but that you convey an entertaining yEt uplifting tone ?????? u r a voI

  • Dallas Kennedy

    Voice forus

  • Gingertee

    Things were a lot slower and you hoped but could not say for sure that your blog was reaching everyone on the net because it was easier for certain entites to control who you can see and who could see you.

  • Gingertee

    Yes, I did pay to use certain services on the net, you are 100% correct. Some of us know and remember the service (Prodigy) before the internet started so we are fully aware of how it has changed over the years.

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? Kari ?????????

    Well we won’t see you here anymore since you now are paying $20 to access the site

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? Kari ?????????

    Here watch this video on net neutrality.

    https://youtu.be/-GRhgRX5g14

  • hottlanta

    Check your bill. I had to call and curse out AT&T the other day. They are already charging for usage of the internet just like a cellphone. I pay for the internet but they got it now if I go over so many megabytes or whatever I will have to pay more. There is nothing is writing to say how it is calculated and nothing on my computer that will alarm me I have used up my allotted megabytes. The extra charge came up to $20.00 extra dollars on top of my regular bill. They got free rein to do whatever they wanna do and the states can't even get involved. I just write a check each month because I know how much I usually owe. I was wondering why I kept having a balance when I shouldn't have and something told me to check my bill. So from on instead of letting my top down I shut my computer off.

  • hottlanta

    Thanks folks don't want to have the governent involved so there you have it. Somebidy is about to get paid and it ain't us.

  • disgusted

    CDarayl

  • Phillybruh

    Actually that's incorrect the two women on the panel voted against it.

  • Phillybruh

    I kept switching providers who offered me the lowest cost.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    lol.. Bitch I got 20 dollars

  • Sircaput

    "They get all theirAnd blogs like Sandra Rose for instance

  • datATLboi

    WOW.....just wow

  • Trace da Ace

    naw.... 3 times on Sunday!!!