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Pat asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 years ago

What do you think about us losing net neutrality yesterday?

Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-n...

The only course is for public pressure to overcome industry pressure. That's a tough road, but there's no alternative. Do you want your Internet to look like your cable TV service, where you have no control over what comes into your house or what you pay for it? Then stay silent. If not, start writing letters and emails to your elected representatives and the FCC now. It's the only hope to save the free, open Internet.

Update:

Yes, this pertains to the USA.

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  • 6 years ago
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    It's outrageous. Yes, we need to bombard our representatives with calls and letters to get this overturned.

  • 6 years ago

    This is what happens when we elect conservatives to government and give monopoly powers to cable companies. Good Bye mom-and-pop internet sites. Hello Comcast, Verizon, Cox Cable, and giant multinationals. Anyone wanna pay $35/m for Netflix to compete with Comcast?

    Notice CNN is too pre-occupied with Chris Christie to cover this story.

  • 6 years ago

    Thank you for bringing this most important issue to the awareness of the public. Pray God, the big corporations will not win, and they can't win if a big chunk of American public realizes the significance of what is happening and takes initiative to prevent the loss of net neutrality. Another essential issue is TPP that is being negotiated without public consultation. We are in the process of losing our sovereignty and the means to maintaining our sovereignty. Wake up America, for the sake of your children's future, WAKE UP.

  • 6 years ago

    The real problem with the striking down of net neutrality is not what is provided, but what is moved to the slow lane, in my opinion.

    The reason the telecomm carriers, and Verizon, Comcast, ABC/Disney etc. want it stricken, is they want something for nothing, and the chicks for free.

    Most fiber in the US is run along government-owned right-of-ways. That means the carriers don't need to pay rent on the land. You the taxpayer give that away. Thank you for your generosity.

    The bandwidth of the fiber is limited by several factors; Condition of the cable, number of strands originally laid down, the capacity of the nodes attached to it, and etc.

    Rather than paying to lay down new cable, the carriers and major providers want to usurp available bandwidth to their highest-paying customers.

    While you might like to play an online game, or make a video call to an ailing relative, that doesn't earn a lot of money for the carrier, or the ISP.

    It needs to be downgraded, to allow PPV movies, and sports events, etc. to be broadcast to those willing to pay premium rates, for the cable that is lying on taxpayer land.

    With the loss of "net neutrality", access to the fastest cable speeds can be shuffled by the carriers and sold off.

    While that's bad news for hospitals and fire departments, individual users, libraries, and conceivably people in smaller population centers, it's great news to a porn provider, in a major city, who wishes to stream porn, and has the ability to pay. (Let's not forget there's a LOT of money in porn!)

    It means that gamers and general users who have time-sensitive material, will now have to pay higher rates to their ISP's to not experience lags, created by insufficient bandwidth. Wall Street brokerages, Gaming servers, and the like will be forced to pay for higher speeds. (Sold separately by the carriers.) in order to not lose customers. They will, in turn, need to charge more on a monthly basis, to cover those costs.

    Anything you want to access, should (barring censorship) still be available somewhere on the net.

    It will be slower, and subject to dropouts, but it should still be there.

    Good luck to us all.

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  • 6 years ago

    It freaking sucks!!! I am with you brother or sister.

    The average speed in the US is 10 times the amount in South Korea. This is just bad for all of us.

    The duopoly will be stronger and they will start gouging us with prices and calling youtube, facebook, and Netflix a premium package.

  • 6 years ago

    If you want to know what there is on the internet that is critical of this contact me. I do not live in the USA very often any more. I can read the whole internet.

  • 6 years ago

    sounds like yet another Court has slapped down the 0bama administration

    forover stepping thier constitutional authority

    and violating the US constitution

    yet again

  • 6 years ago

    and the media response to it is...Chris Christie, Denis Rodman, Duck Dynasty.

  • 6 years ago

    its not over. just back to the drawing board.

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