Originally Posted by adam144
Does this affect the whole world, or just the US?
This will effect the whole world. Elimination of neutrality will allow ISP's (backbone providers) to "pinch" the bandwidth, at will, for any web sites. For instance, if google and Yhoo are on a given ISP's (well multiple) backbone and that ISP decides to limit the bandwidth to Yahoo to favor Google, then page hits and search engine crawling will slow down for Yahoo giving Google an unfair competitive edge.
In other words, the entire world will pay the price because Google paid that particular ISP more money to have higher bandwidth.
It's ALL about control. We, as a people, need the wealthy and power hungry of this world to control us LESS. We need the ability to decide and choose what we buy from who because that PROVIDER of the goods is doing a BETTER job of providing.
Imagine if we had two federal governments to choose from. And they had to compete to sell us their "goods". Imagine how much better the US would be. Life is the exact opposite for us. We have no choice. The milk carton has several different vendors printed on the packaging, but it's all the exact same milk. Choice is an illusion.