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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.
I agree. Any bill that creates or allows a tiered internet service is flawed and a slap to the face of net neutrality.

We're supposed to be happy only mobile telecomms are allowed to have a fully tiered service and the only thing I have to say is that's unacceptable and mobile telecomms (as well as dry land ISPs) should upgrade their systems or stop taking new subscribers.
    
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Recently When I moved into my new house and had my internet transferred, they asked me if I wanted to lock in my price for the next two years.

I pay for the 12Mbps speed, and they just changed that last month to 15Mbps speed for the same price.
Looking at the notice that they had sent me, they will be increasing speed tiers for the same amount you pay now. If you fix the price now.
It's nice that they offered the price fix, which I took.
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in the publication the fcc used the terms, "reasonable practice", "legal content" and "lawful traffic" without defining them. fcc's in trouble.

the biggest issue really is if the fcc has the legal authority to enforce this. even if they do, will the fcc have enough will to enforce it with the telco's lobbyists pushing down on every politician?

net neutrality is inherently more political than anything else but i don't want to get political because it isn't allowed here so ill stop here.
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net neutrality is inherently more political than anything else but i don't want to get political because it isn't allowed here so ill stop here.
it may be, but it has more to do with money that political ideaologies.

They want to make it so your ISP controls your internet experience much how your cell phone carrier controlled everything on your cel phone before the iPhone came out. Its about simple dollars and cents.

Your cable co decides what channels they're gonna carry. Then you get "premium access" to these channels. Your ISP doesn't want to provide access to sites like this one. But they want to provide premium access to sites like yahoo finance, because yahoo finance will pay the ISP money for doing so.
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it may be, but it has more to do with money that political ideaologies.
im not talking about ideologies. im talking about politics. the two (money and politics) are intertwined. good article about it here: http://www.time.com/time/politics/ar...000880,00.html
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agreed.
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LOL, the big corporations use politics and push their money around to get what they want, and the politicians eagerly dance to the music, and the average person just goes along with it out of ignorance. Hopefully it will end up going the way cell phones did. When they went from Unlimited plans to tiered metered minute plans, and then back to unlimited plans when people started dropping them for carriers that offered unlimited plans, or just cut way back because of the high costs. Who knows, but this is going to be an interesting year. The ISPs have been howling for money for a while now, and they are going to get it one way or another.
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
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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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 makes it unlikely that telecoms could achieve their dream of charging heavy users hundreds in monthly fees. Ultimately, with little profit incentive, telecoms may be reticent to adopt tiered usage.
I disagree. Sounds bad. Sounds like tier'd internet just found a way of happening. This was obviously written by someone who wants tier'd internet.
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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...
You do realize how many sites would collapse without ad-based funding?
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