Former Comcast and Verizon Shills Now Manage the FCC and Are About to Kill the Internet

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The backgrounds of the new FCC staff have not been reported until now.

Take Daniel Alvarez, an attorney who has long represented Comcast through the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. In 2010, Alvarez wrote a letter to the FCC on behalf of Comcast protesting net neutrality rules, arguing that regulators failed to appreciate “socially beneficial discrimination.” The proposed rules, Alvarez wrote in the letter co-authored with a top Comcast lobbyist named Joe Waz, should be reconsidered.

Today, someone in Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters is probably smiling. Alvarez is now on the other side, working among a small group of legal advisors hired directly under Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Commissioner who began his job in November.

As soon as Wheeler came into office, he also announced the hiring of former Ambassador Philip Verveer as his senior counselor. A records request reveals that Verveer also worked for Comcast in the last year. In addition, he was retained by two industry groups that have worked to block net neutrality, the Wireless Association (CTIA) and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

In February, Matthew DelNero was brought into the agency to work specifically on net neutrality. DelNero has previously worked as an attorney for TDS Telecom, an Internet service provider that has lobbied on net neutrality, according to filing

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Comment by Lincoln Vyas on May 4, 2014 at 5:18pm

What a mind fuc**ry this is , people earn and pay taxes to get spied on ...

Comment by Christopher on May 4, 2014 at 1:45pm

"WASHINGTON — The government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon..." - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/nsa-verizon-phone-records-...

THE AMDOCS CONNECTION

If a phone is dialed in the US, Amdocs Ltd. likely has a record of it, which includes who you dialed and how long you spoke. This is known as transactional call data. Amdocs' biggest customers in the US are Verizon - http://www.antiwar.com/orig/ketcham.php

In June, the London Guardian broke the news of the top-secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all of its call data on an ongoing basis to the National Security Agency - http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/military-told-not-to-read-obama-scandal-...

The big corporations simply found ever increasing ways to avoid paying (UNITED STATES) local taxes:
VERIZON = -5.9% - that's not a 'typo'; these are negative figures!
YAHOO = -9.6%
DUPONT = -11.5%”

In the past 15 years, it was Small Businesses, which created 64% of all jobs, in the United States - Watch this video: http://www.hulu.com/watch/442931

ATT, Verizon, Sprint Are Paid Cash By NSA For Your Private Communications - http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2013/09/23/attverizonspri...

The government pays them, to spy on us, even though they evade or avoid, paying taxes in America.

Comment by Elaine Morris on May 1, 2014 at 3:58pm

"IF" you don't mind....I am a dummy when knowing what makes the internet work.

LOL...Can you explain it to me like I am 7 yrs old?

Comment by Central Scrutinizer on May 1, 2014 at 3:55pm

its nothing about internet, and all about 2-way Radio, if somebody overpowers (clips) the freq people are on, then no one can hear the other...STOMP STOMP ;)

Comment by Elaine Morris on May 1, 2014 at 3:50pm

I don't understand why in the world they would deliberately cut themselves out of soooo damn much $$!!!

Comment by Elaine Morris on May 1, 2014 at 3:50pm

Hollywood, of course, I play on the internet all of the time. However, I have no clue "how" it works.

Do you have to time to give us more detail about "stomping the channel"??

Comment by Lincoln Vyas on May 1, 2014 at 3:47pm

What a waste of time , energy and money, politics is ...

Comment by Central Scrutinizer on April 26, 2014 at 8:06pm

short of an EMP, all 2-ways can function, unless they over saturate the frequency your on (called "Stomping the channel")

Comment by glenn logan on April 26, 2014 at 10:37am

Hello James

I think we see the handwriting on the wall with regards to our freedoms. Land ownership, guns, speech, the list goes on and on. The "net" is one of the main concerns for any increasingly tyrannical, dictatorial government. Free speech cannot be allowed, unless its approved the gov. As you remember, Obama has already tested the 'internet kill switch'. Why would he do that?  Where were the front=page outcries from the press? In a time of social unrest, cutting lines of communications between "we the people" will be vital for the government to maintain total control. I might suggest some 35 mi-range two-way radio's. Can they kill those, too? I don't know. Will S-W radio's still work? Ham radio's? Maybe someone here can help out with this.

 

Comment by truth on April 25, 2014 at 5:32pm
FCC's new net neutrality proposal is even worse than you think. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/24/fcc_s_new_net_ne...

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