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This isn't quite a repost, but it may be an update to a recent thread. (this one: http://www.overclock.net/technology-...-december.html)

If a mod wants to merge, or whatever, no problem there.

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Parts of the bill bear some ambiguity. The bill does seem to allow for tiered data usage schemes, but it indicates that it would monitor such systems for abuse. This make it unlikely that telecoms could achieve their dream of charging heavy users (such as those who stream Netflix) hundreds in monthly fees ($0.01-$0.03 MB fees has been proposed by some). Ultimately, with little profit incentive, telecoms may be reticent to adopt tiered usage.
Source: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=20483
Well, it -sounds- like a win for teh internets. What do you guys think?
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Yay.
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ill wait till someone who can tell us if this is good or bad comes in but it seems like they would look at the practices AFTER they are put into place and see if they are fair.
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Any bill that gives the telecoms any powers above that of mere bit haulers is a fist in the face of net neutrality.


ISPs are nothing more than a means to transmit bits, they have no right to control what those bits are, how fast those bits may go along their business, and charge based on what kind of bits they are. The last thing we need is to give them that right.
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Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
Any bill that gives the telecoms any powers above that of mere bit haulers is a fist in the face of net neutrality.


ISPs are nothing more than a means to transmit bits, they have no right to control what those bits are, how fast those bits may go along their business, and charge based on what kind of bits they are. The last thing we need is to give them that right.
agreed wholeheartedly.

we don't need internet like how you get on phones, where you get price gouged for every single MB you use.
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The ISPs only provide the connection, what goes through should not be charged. The way its currently "tiered" is good enough. You buy the different speed levels.
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My ISP were i live is a complete dog they are just bad 16 down 1.5 up and then a 100gb cap. There ad campaign is there the "Local Dog" but when you pay the bill you mail it to southern CAL LOL.
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This is bad.. this is very very bad. I do not want "tirered" usage. NO, no, no, no no!
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Tiered plans, yes. Less data and less speed for a lower price, and the reverse. Anything else can jump in front of a bus.
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Originally Posted by DaMirrorLink View Post
ill wait till someone who can tell us if this is good or bad comes in but it seems like they would look at the practices AFTER they are put into place and see if they are fair.
That's because they are written in such a way that it is nearly impossible to tell what the true meaning is. Otherwise, what would lawyers do? If they can't waste millions arguing over language, why would we need them?
/sarcasm
I don't mind tiered plans as long as the government starts making telecoms live up to them and stop letting them snoop what kind of traffic it is. I mean, why should someone have to resort to encrypted proxies in order to keep an ISP from knowing their business?
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