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Yay! I get to keep playing CS for just the only price to keep my electricity and internet on!
    
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welll i dont want the bill passed, but there already screwing us(the companies) bye not offering fiber optic internet which is already offerd in china and 100X faster at the same price, the fiber optic cable was supposed to be layed out back in the mid 90's but the big companies never did it. so it doesnt matter, its just that we're gettting screwed anyways, we all just have to demand something they already agreed with the government for, i think they agreed not to pay taxes to the government. even though they havent done there part.
    
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Just because you think the chinese are better off doesn't mean we're getting screwed. You are taking what we have for granted. And it is kind of funny how cliche the "It's a conspiracy by the corporations so that they can make money" statement is.
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Just because you think the chinese are better off doesn't mean we're getting screwed. You are taking what we have for granted. And it is kind of funny how cliche the "It's a conspiracy by the corporations so that they can make money" statement is.

Everything is a conspiracy.
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Folks who say that this bill should have been passed seem to not understand what all that extra bandwidth was going to be used for.

Say your friend who uses Qwest sends you a YouTube clip. You say "OMG LOL WATCHING" and open it in your web browser. You happen to have say...SBC who has their own competing web video service and YouTube hasn't paid the SBC extortion fee. Basically, this says that SBC can make the clip not watchable because the speed is squeezed down to 10k/s. Currently, that's not legal, but this bill would have made it so. The telcos got billions of dollars so the entire country would receive FTTH, but they never spent it on its intended purpose. What's to say they're actually gonna use the extortion money for FTTH?

Sorry Burn.
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woot I sent a letter too! yayz
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I sent like 2 letters a day lol

To the guy who wanted this bill passed...
    
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Just because you think the chinese are better off doesn't mean we're getting screwed. You are taking what we have for granted. And it is kind of funny how cliche the "It's a conspiracy by the corporations so that they can make money" statement is.
no, i mean that were supposed to have it too, we are getting screwed because sbc, comcast, etc never put the line down even though they prommesed to the government that they would in some bill during the 90's, so basically they arnt holding up there part of the end. they've blown it off so they could take more money from us. it was public it is no cons[iracy dummy, gosh. >.> it did happen and its on the public but this bill(or whatever) was passed during the early 90's but noone paid attention to this because noone knew about the internet. >>>.>>> it is no conspiracy it happend. im not some moron writing about dumb fake stuff, they also had a pbs speicial about this a while back.
    
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no, i mean that were supposed to have it too, we are getting screwed because sbc, comcast, etc never put the line down even though they prommesed to the government that they would in some bill during the 90's, so basically they arnt holding up there part of the end. they've blown it off so they could take more money from us. it was public it is no cons[iracy dummy, gosh. >.> it did happen and its on the public but this bill(or whatever) was passed during the early 90's but noone paid attention to this because noone knew about the internet. >>>.>>> it is no conspiracy it happend. im not some moron writing about dumb fake stuff, they also had a pbs speicial about this a while back.
We all know it's not a conspiracy. You're right. Clinton gave the telcos a lot of money and they screwed us. Now they're trying to double-dip.
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Folks who say that this bill should have been passed seem to not understand what all that extra bandwidth was going to be used for.

Say your friend who uses Qwest sends you a YouTube clip. You say "OMG LOL WATCHING" and open it in your web browser. You happen to have say...SBC who has their own competing web video service and YouTube hasn't paid the SBC extortion fee. Basically, this says that SBC can make the clip not watchable because the speed is squeezed down to 10k/s. Currently, that's not legal, but this bill would have made it so. The telcos got billions of dollars so the entire country would receive FTTH, but they never spent it on its intended purpose. What's to say they're actually gonna use the extortion money for FTTH?

Sorry Burn.

A simple and not very informative statement, but it will suffice. That is one of the reasons why I did not support this bill; a good idea on the surface, but it had some major loopholes that I did not like.
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