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Net Neutrality

By anonymous following x   2017 Dec 1, 2:55pm 213 views   9 comments   watch   quote     share    






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2   anon_9a29f   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 1, 5:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Correct. Because we have net neutrality.
3   anon_3b28c   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 1, 5:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Net Neutrality isn't really about free speech.
4   Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 5, 10:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

https://www.theonion.com/fcc-chair-unveils-premium-comment-line-to-fast-track-ne-1820986235
FCC Chair Unveils Premium Comment Line To Fast-Track Net Neutrality Complaints For $49.99 Per Month
5   mell   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 5, 10:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

The problem with net neutrality is that NFLX and other streamers et al are clogging the web making fat $$ while the providers can't do anything wrt charging them more for taking advantage of most of the bandwidth.
6   anon_08dee   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 6, 7:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

mell says
while the providers can't do anything wrt charging them more for taking advantage of most of the bandwidth.


Yes, exactly. Why can't the ISPs get some kind of monopoly on content as well as the fees for the connection. They should get it all.

Each person can stream at most one movie at a time. Why should Netflix and a handful of other people that won the race get to cash in leaving the cable, DSL and Dish out of the action ? Don't they get something for having control of the actual hardware that brings us the internet ? AT&T demands their taste. Common people !
7   mell   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 6, 10:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_08dee says
mell says
while the providers can't do anything wrt charging them more for taking advantage of most of the bandwidth.


Yes, exactly. Why can't the ISPs get some kind of monopoly on content as well as the fees for the connection. They should get it all.

Each person can stream at most one movie at a time. Why should Netflix and a handful of other people that won the race get to cash in leaving the cable, DSL and Dish out of the action ? Don't they get something for having control of the actual hardware that brings us the internet ? AT&T demands their taste. Common people !


Pretty daft. Why do mobile service provides throttle you after you used your 4g speed? Of course you are free to buy more..
8   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Dec 6, 10:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

If that's your position, doesn't it make more sense to "nationalize" comcast etc. and make ISP a public utility? Who paid for the infrastructure? Who built the internet?
9   mell   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 6, 10:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

errc says
If that's your position, doesn't it make more sense to "nationalize" comcast etc. and make ISP a public utility? Who paid for the infrastructure? Who built the internet?


I agree with you in the sense that the companies who built the infrastructure never got their fair share, i.e. Juniper et al. And it could certainly be nationalized and probably run reasonably well as it was originating from the military in the first place. Of course there would be concerns of government censorship but we have them now as well. Not saying allowing companies to do whatever they want and block whomever they want is the holy grail, but if they do it solely based on traffic usage (and not content) why shouldn't they be allowed to have a tiered paying system and throttles?

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