Eisenach & the FCC - was: [Re: Here we go again.]

Mel Beckman mel at beckman.org
Sun Nov 13 22:01:16 UTC 2016


I respectfully disagree. This is discussing politics, not the "operational and technical issues" of NANOG's charter.

There are other venues for politics. NANOG's AUP prohibits political discussions.


On Nov 13, 2016, at 1:42 PM, Rod Beck <rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com<mailto:rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com>> wrote:

Public policy affecting networks is a legitimate topic. Net neutrality has been discussed countless times on this board with no objection from anybody.



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Subject: Re: Eisenach & the FCC - was: [Re: Here we go again.]

Before this snowball gets any bigger, I would like to reiterate the previous commenter calling for this present political discussion to move elsewhere. Here's the NANOG AUP we've all agreed to:

NANOG Acceptable Use Policy

* Discussion will focus on Internet operational and technical issues as described in the charter of NANOG<https://www.nanog.org/history/charter>.
Current Charter | North American Network Operators Group<https://www.nanog.org/history/charter>
As amended October 6, 2010. 1. Preamble. The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) exists to promote dialog between people concerning the creation ...

* Postings of issues inconsistent with the charter are prohibited.

* Postings of political, philosophical, and legal nature are prohibited.

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.


On Nov 13, 2016, at 12:49 PM, Scott Weeks <surfer at mauigateway.com<mailto:surfer at mauigateway.com><mailto:surfer at mauigateway.com>> wrote:

--- jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca<mailto:jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca><mailto:jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca> wrote:

The president elect chose Mr Eisenach to help fill jobs in FCC
and other telecom areas of govt.

That'll have impact on ops, if some of the papers are correct.


Under Trump the future of Net Neutrality and broadband is uncertain<https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/09/under-trump-the-future-of-net-neutrality-and-broadband-is-uncert>
On January 20th, Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States. With a Republican-controlled House and Senate behind him, things in this count...

"Eisenach has made a career out of crusading against industry

"...authored several papers and op-ed pieces that were funded by
Net Neutrality opponents ..."


"The Economics of Zero Rating." In it, Eisenach defends the concept,
writing that "broad-based bans or restrictions on zero-rating plans
are likely to be counterproductive and harm consumer welfare."

Interesting times ahead...


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