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Telecom Tweets of the Week: Net neutrality aftermath

In Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s dissent from the lifting of Title II regulation on internet service providers, she called her statement a “eulogy.”

Twitter users alternately cheered and mourned the end of net neutrality, which was put in place under the Obama administration and lasted just two years before being lifted by a party-line, 3-2 vote at the FCC yesterday.

Clyburn said that, among other things, the FCC was ‘[pulling] its own teeth.”

On the other side, Chairman Ajit Pai is dancing:

(Which, side-note, apparently landed him in hot water:)

Former FTC head says everybody should just calm down:

Predictably, ISPs were pleased with the news. Amazon, Facebook and Netflix were among the large tech companies who were not.

Meanwhile, wireless industry trade groups were generally pleased:

With some possible caveats from industry experts:

Sen. Ted Cruz did a bit of trolling:

House Speaker Paul Ryan says throwing open access enforcement to the FTC was the right call:

Donald Trump Jr. weighed in (and was promptly informed that Pai was nominated to his chairmanship by Trump’s father):

And other Twitter uses responded with bleak humor, or (gasp) some introspection:

But is the battle over? Nope. A number of states promptly announced their intent to sue over the regulatory change, and Senator Ed Markey said he planned to introduce congressional action to reverse it.



Or, in short:


Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Kelly reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr

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