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Looks like the senators here in NY are with Net Neutrality, nice.
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Shame. The bill had some promise. The privatization of the internet would have been interesting if nothing else. Still, I guess it's best this way. Personally, I wouldn't trust us greedy and irresponsible humans with the handling of such an indispensable tool as the internet.
What do you mean? The internet is private with the net neutrality bill, and would've been less private had it been passed. Or am I just reading into this wrong?

I haven't been following this bill very closely anyhow.
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What do you mean? The internet is private with the net neutrality bill, and would've been less private had it been passed. Or am I just reading into this wrong?

I haven't been following this bill very closely anyhow.
No. Net Neutrality makes the internet public, so any Joe Schmo can make a website and it'll load as fast as Amazon.com. The telcos want Amazon.com to pay money for their site to load fast, and Amazon won't have a choice. Joe will have to pay money too, but he can't afford it, effectively killing poor Joe's business.
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No. Net Neutrality makes the internet public, so any Joe Schmo can make a website and it'll load as fast as Amazon.com. The telcos want Amazon.com to pay money for their site to load fast, and Amazon won't have a choice. Joe will have to pay money too, but he can't afford it, effectively killing poor Joe's business.
Thanks selecto; either way, I guess it comes down to you gotta have money to make money.
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No. Net Neutrality makes the internet public, so any Joe Schmo can make a website and it'll load as fast as Amazon.com. The telcos want Amazon.com to pay money for their site to load fast, and Amazon won't have a choice. Joe will have to pay money too, but he can't afford it, effectively killing poor Joe's business.

That's not the only face of "anti-net neutrality". This is just one of the facts that supporters for net-neutrality focused on so it looks like they are fighting for the consumer. The first draft of the "anti" bill is actually not that bad, since it still gave the FCC substantial leverage, but the final draft was just unacceptable. I hate lobbyists.
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without net neutrality, their'd be no more online gaming cuz wed get put on the same tier with downloaders and our pings would be above like 200
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without net neutrality, their'd be no more online gaming cuz wed get put on the same tier with downloaders and our pings would be above like 200

Another assumption that was presented as fact. However, there is nothing that would prevent ISP's from doing that.
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Another assumption that was presented as fact. However, there is nothing that would prevent ISP's from doing that.
Which is why I'm glad it's gone! Yeah!!!
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http://www.ncta.com/ContentView.aspx?ContentID=3526

This commercial is hilarious. It confused a lot of people too.
What a bunch of BS. That commercial is completely backwards... The REALLY sad part is the fact that a lot of people have NO clue what net neutrality is, and they only "know" what that highly-televised commercial told them.
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