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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I just hate that the government threw money at the industry to build their infrastructure.

Maybe they should have done what our government is doing: buying up all the infrastructure. tongue.gif
    
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If things like this ever do get into place, the amount of backlash will be so immense that no ISP can realistically do it.

I would sooner sit on 56k than be limited to an Internet/ISP of this nature.
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Fear mongering.

Internet is a utility now. PG&E can't charge you more because you want to run halogen lights instead of LEDs or because you're using a microwave that is more than 1000w or because you want leave your porch light on.

The internet existed for decades without any real change before this corporate war started. Net Neutrality used to be an individual right's movement, not a corporate policy ploy.

If you hadn't noticed, wireless providers are back moving towards the unlimited access thing again.

It's not provided by the United States Government though... so it's effectively a utility nowadays... but it's not OFFICIALLY one, therefor ISPs can just do whatever. tongue.gif
     
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This is the first step towards censorship. Throttle or ban access to any dissenting voices or alternative media, sort of like YouTube started to cut ads to such outlets.
Not nearly the same thing. Brands refused to pay for ads in videos with specific subject matter. They're the ones paying Youtube paying content creators. You can see where the chain breaks.

Youtube still lets people upload and watch whatever legal content they want.
    
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Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post

Youtube still lets people upload and watch whatever legal content they want.

Unless the content uploader chooses to restrict access to the legal content, or because some company decided to claim ownership of the content (sort of) and have it taken down.
Edited by randomizer - 4/27/17 at 4:31am
    
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So glad all you folks said "no, Pai being appointed FCC chair isn't the end of the world, let's wait and see!"

Told you so.
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Just move to Mexico. Probably way more freedom there than in US. But oh wait, they are building a fence to forbid you to do that too, hurry while you can wink.gif
The spy5 never cease to amaze with lack of any limits to their spying and control over what their citizens do online.
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Also, without Net Neutrality the ISPs may, should they so wish, block any news articles or sites that are critical of them. Or information about a competitor's service, so you are unaware of any alternative ISPs. Or block access to any service that doesn't pay them their bribe service fee.


Sounds like Net Neutrality is a pretty good thing really.

THIS. Is the real problem we face. Nothing to do with costs or jobs.
If we lose net neutrality. It would give a few people and corporations the power to manipulate public opinion. With public opinion on their side, those in power that can do anything they want with absolutely no opposition.
The stakes high. Net neutrality is the most important thing protecting our freedom right now. Without it there would have been no womens march. No mention of a certain persons tax returns. No jokes about crowd sizes. Anyone who has the power, would only be seen the way they want to be seen, which is probably shirtless on horseback riding to save a baby from a burning building
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The less government is involved with the internet, (or pretty much anything else for that matter) the better.

Yes....I "trust" Evil, Mega Corporations more than I trust the government.
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post #50 of 164
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The less government is involved with the internet, (or pretty much anything else for that matter) the better.

Yes....I "trust" Evil, Mega Corporations more than I trust the government.

 

I have to agree.

Government is a swinging pendulum.

 

Every four to eight years, you can get a complete reversal in policy. This, for me, is reason enough to limit government control over anything we enjoy/need/want to a minimum.

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