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Thread cleaned. Please refrain from political comments.
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@ NuclearCrap: Define political comments in an article pertained to a govt decision about spending 1billion on a service which they so desperately wish to regulate, sensor, and control??

I believe it would be a nice step forward on a nation wide isp, assuming for free, but at the same time i do believe the gov't would impose limits, restrictions, censorship, rules, and would track/monitor EVERYTHING done on it. BUT at the same time, if your unable to afford premium ISP, then this would be a good solution.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Squirrel View Post
Let the government own the infrastructure and then let ISPs lease it from the government.
wait what?! NO. the internet is a place for freedom and self expression, and reasonable safety from persecution. If they owned the isp's and could limit what was done, then whats the point? Look what happened in egypt, the internet got cut off from going into the country. Mind you, you do know that the internet is not nesicarily an infastructure but more a giant hectic web of nodes ya?
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Thread cleaned. Please refrain from political comments.
Do you think that all political/policy threads just get banned? I think it is impossible to not bring up politics in this discussion.

I really wish I could think of a sexual based analogy, but I cannot.
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A few months ago a few friends of mine were sued for creating maphacks for SC2. A few years ago that case would've been thrown out of court. I don't like that corporations have been having success in persuading the government to take internet related cases more seriously. I liked things the way they were.
This is another step in the direction we've been going for the last few years. Free Wifi in and of itself seems alright, but as time passes the lines so clearly drawn today will be blurred.
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Do you think that all political/policy threads just get banned? I think it is impossible to not bring up politics in this discussion.

I really wish I could think of a sexual based analogy, but I cannot.
Uhh... It's against the rules, so yeah.

If this is nationwide, how will speeds be effected? I'm sure you wouldn't be doing anything serious like gaming on a nationwide WiFi connection, but still. Just wondering, because the USA is a big place.. lots of people on one connection, don't you think?
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What do the American ISP's think of this?
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I don't like that corporations have been having success in persuading the government to take internet related cases more seriously.
I don't understand how people continue to think something happening over the internet is any less serious than happening any other way.
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Quote:
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Uhh... It's against the rules, so yeah.

If this is nationwide, how will speeds be effected? I'm sure you wouldn't be doing anything serious like gaming on a nationwide WiFi connection, but still. Just wondering, because the USA is a big place.. lots of people on one connection, don't you think?
Obviously. That is why I think that instead of just saying "Don't talk politics" in a thread that is political is stupid. Either remove the thread, or let politics be discussed.
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This is dumb. Local government restrictions is why most places only have 1 or 2 broadband choices. If companies could build where ever they wanted, crappy services like time warner would loose out to outstanding services like Insight. Government ran system is putting everyone on the lowest common denominator.

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Stop the BS laws concerning the ISP market, and the government won't have to get involved. It's complete BS how you have one or two choices for Internet because of them.

Im for universal health care, but going to a government funded doctor is not the same as using a government funded Internet, in which the majority of life is connected to.

I'd rather not have lobbyist having the ability to influence how my Internet functions.

Although, if they are just another competitor and don't have special access to the bandwidth because of this, then Im all for it.
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