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POLITICO has always been about people, but the war on people, and the war against the Internet, have been joined by an even bigger one: the war over who gets to define the Internet.
The battle over who defines the Internet has raged for years, with competing factions of technologists arguing about what makes the Internet different from a traditional network, a set of websites and services that users use to connect with others.
In recent years, these different factions have increasingly clashed over the definition of what counts as a traditional Internet connection.
A common belief is that the Internet is a new technology, one that connects people online and is therefore immune to regulation.
Critics of this view argue that the old regulatory regime that regulates the Internet failed to keep up with the new technology.
They say that the new Internet is so ubiquitous that the rules governing it are too old and too outdated to keep pace with the disruptive technology that is changing our world.
This battle has been raging for decades.
But over the past few years, it has gotten even more heated as new rules are rolled out and regulations are loosened.
The result: more regulations that can hurt people who use the Internet the most.
This war has also been fueled by the fear that a new version of the Internet would be created that would take over the world.
As more regulation becomes more stringent, so too does the fear of the new.
The war on internet regulations is about more than just regulating a new kind of internet connection.
It’s also about how to regulate the Internet without having to deal with regulations that hurt a very particular group of people.
The new warOn Thursday, a new war erupted over what it means to be an Internet user.
The battle over how to define what counts and what isn’t a traditional connection has raged in Washington and in tech circles for years.
The new battle has taken on a new urgency as Congress tries to come up with a new set of regulations for the Internet that won’t harm a specific group of users.
The question of who can be an internet user has been a core question in Washington for years and has been the focus of a recent round of legislation in the Senate.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., announced that he and Sen. Joe Manchin, D.C., will introduce legislation in Congress that would allow any person to create a new category of person called a “person of interest” to use the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to classify the Internet as a common carrier.
The bill, called the Internet and Telecommunications Modernization Act, was originally drafted by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., a longtime Internet advocate.
But Alexander, a former FCC commissioner, is pushing the bill as an effort to fix the problems with how the FCC classifies the Internet: the fact that it is not regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, the agency that regulates big businesses like cable and telecoms.
Alexander is also pushing to change the rules for the Federal Election Commission, which is the agency responsible for enforcing the law regulating the Internet to include internet service providers.
In the past, when Congress looked at the problem of how to classify broadband, the commission proposed a two-part solution: A single Internet standard and a separate regulation to regulate cable and telcos.
The FCC and the Justice Department opposed both of these solutions, arguing that it would be too difficult to regulate each of the two companies.
That’s why the legislation introduced Thursday aims to make it easier for ISPs to define a “common carrier” for the purposes of Title II of the Communications Act.
The bill would require the commission to designate a “qualified broadband provider” that would be exempt from the FCC’s new rules.
The commission would have to also apply for permission to regulate all of these companies, meaning that all of them would be required to pay taxes and provide customer service.
The proposal is backed by the advocacy group Free Press, which has been working for years to create an Internet regulatory system that would treat the internet as a utility and not as a commercial entity.
Free Press President Chris Cox called the bill a “win for consumers and the economy.”
He said the legislation would help ensure that the internet is not an unregulated utility that is being abused to enrich the few and pollute the rest of us.
The Internet is “a critical tool for the economy,” he said.
But Free Press isn’t the only group fighting the proposal.
Other groups like Free Press have also filed lawsuits to block the bill from taking effect.
And the Federal Telecommunications Commission, a regulatory agency that is tasked