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[DD] Verizon Wants To Slow Down Your Favorite Sites Unless They Pay Bribes.

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"Alternet reports on Verizon's stated plan to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order and charge selective tolls for access to internet content."

While Verizon and other ISPs are already raking in immense profits from connecting users to the Internet, they see even higher margins in being able to tell us where to go once we're online. By charging a premium so wealthy businesses can jump to the front of the line, they're playing a game with data delivery that would shove all other sites to the back.

http://boingboing.net/2013/09/26/verizon-wants-to-slow-down-you.html

You what'd be hilarious?

If major sites like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, etc blocked Verizon customers from getting to the site.
All they'd see is a message saying "Your ISP is forcing us to pay them for something that costs them nothing."

Then give a link to Google Fiber. tongue.gif
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Wasn't Google's intention in the first place when getting into the ISP market to try to break up the stagnation of the current corporations? I thought I read that somewhere... I could be wrong though. mad.gif
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You what'd be hilarious?

If major sites like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, etc blocked Verizon customers from getting to the site.
All they'd see is a message saying "Your ISP is forcing us to pay them for something that costs them nothing."

Then give a link to Google Fiber. tongue.gif
That would be the best response ever. Honestly, Verizon needs to be put in its place. Set an example. thumb.gif
    
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As a verizon wireless customer, I would be the local stores worst nightmare is this came true.
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If they succeed, Verizon's eventually going to end up like this.


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I would be off the chain. Verizon may be the anti-christ of the internet
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An illegal act that causes a loss of life would not be enough for the people behind this plan. Pure greed is what it is.
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Nice to seem American corporations are doing everything they can to give us China-tier internet.

Except ours is a little better. Instead of the government blocking things for us, we have them spying on us. The blocking is going to be left to corporations so they can make money. Man I love this country!
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They haven't overturned that ruling yet, correct?
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