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Bye internet. We lose.
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I'm going to point out the fact that nothing the UN decides is legally binding.
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The biggest concern I see is the lowest tiers costing the same as the ridiculous amount it is now and charging more for higher-data usage.
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Originally Posted by dudenell View Post
The difference now since the FCC said they can not discriminate content, the ISPs are just going to do a general usage fee based on how much you down load. So those who just do normal internet surfing, and are content with slow speeds, will not have too much to worry about. But those who want and pay for the faster speeds are generally the ones that use Netflix, YouTube, and down load a lot. These are the users (ie us) that are going to be slapped silly with usage fees. And just wait till all this Cloud Computing kicks off. Imagine having to pay to access (download) files and programs you keep in "The Cloud". Do we see where this is all going now.

I know we are not to discuss politics, BUT when the house is on fire,,, one of the senior admins needs to draft a petition in a special thread, so those of us that will be most affected by these changes, can endorse it, and voice our concerns. Then put it through to the right channels. Maybe even combining our effort with other forums, (ie HardOCP, and such). Just my two cents, how bout it Mods.
Edited by ericld - 12/26/10 at 2:02am
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The rich want to get richer. That is why this whole thing is an issue.
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Personally I wouldn't mind if they at least provided an ad-free internet experience for the extra coin they demand...
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Stop crying seriously, The UK and Australia (Probably many more countries too) have had capped internet for ages.

Its not that bad, seriously.

Im on a $129 p/m 1 TB + phone (unlimited mobile and national calls, 20/2 speeds) and it still works pretty damn good for me.

I doubt they would charge a ridiculous price.
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post #29 of 63
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Originally Posted by tagurtoast View Post
Stop crying seriously, The UK and Australia (Probably many more countries too) have had capped internet for ages.

Its not that bad, seriously.

Im on a $129 p/m 1 TB + phone (unlimited mobile and national calls, 20/2 speeds) and it still works pretty damn good for me.

I doubt they would charge a ridiculous price.
Nothing to do with net neutrality.
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"The bill does seem to allow for tiered data usage schemes, but it indicates that it would monitor such systems for abuse."
Even this is fail. I'm in the middle of a fight with a phone company. I have registered complaints filed with the BBB and a Telecommunications Complaints commission. We'll wait to see how it turns out but I think for net neutrality, ISP's will find ways around. They will find every loop hole to make you pay. And when they break rules there will be many holes to jump through to get anywhere, to get justice served. Even then, if it is served it will only help you and not others and companies will continue to bend/break rules in their favor. When money is involved the rich can afford to hire people to find ways to make them even more on the blood, sweat and tears of those less fortunate. That's how it works. If you enjoy the way things work "right now", then enjoy it. It will change and you'll be left thinking "when I was young"...
    
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