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Opposing Net Neutrality could kill online gaming

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If you care about online gaming, you better read this. I did a report in my Computers and Ethics class this semester based around this issue (gaming was a small segment). It clearly deals with if the Net Neutrality are denied your ISPs could lump gamers in with torrent users and degrading your connection which mean you'll get more latency and we don't like latency

Keep this in your mind if you care about your internet being equal for all

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061122-8275.html
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Sigh... What is the world coming too. I hope I am long passed before everything breaks into chaos. I mean come on. Its the internet!
    
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Wow... "prioritizing other traffic over theirs(gamers)"... For what, email users and pr0n downloaders? Then the CEO complaining about "using my pipes"? Can anyone get any more greedy... I hope this doesn't pass or the poo's hitting the fan...
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I just thought about this. This is a war they cant win. They are messing with gamers man, we dont play, we lose our playing ability and we go kung fu on some people man. They dont know about all the damage we do

WE WONT DIE!
    
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Lol. Funny, yet sooo true.
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yeah this is old but we need to do something about it....
i have sign and written to my congressman.

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Well.

I say. Leave the internet alone. It's fine now. If you start messing with it...a new ISP will rise up and take over everything by giving us what we want.
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post #8 of 18
The Internet is everyones best friend, and when the big playground bully beats it up and forces it to do his will, then that's one major loss for us toddlers.

Okay, forget everything I said. I don't know what I'm talking about.
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If Network Neutrality is dismissed and corporations take controll over the internet, a LOT of information will be lost.

Take the "oil companies" for instance. They have already been known to "silence" many inventors that have built devices that would reduce their profit margins.

If the internet was controlled by such companies, with no regard to anything but profits, more of the information that can free the people of the world from these huge companies will be black-listed, blocked, slowed, considered innapropriate, and otherwise erased. We cannot let this happen!!

Try to consistantly load up sites that have alternative energy resources, and you'll see that the majority of them are constantly hacked and attacked. If the large companies with billion dollar budgets had controll over the internet, these sites wouldn't have to be hacked; they'd simply put on the very last page of a search, or "accidentially" deleted from the 'net.

Again, I'll say that we MUST fight the loss of network neutrality. It is imperative that we do so.
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THough I'm a Republican (probabl;y more moderate), the Democrats actually are fighting for Net Neutrality, and I thank them for having a sane stance on all of this.
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