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[BBC] Net neutrality: who cares?

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Do you care about or even understand the issue of net neutrality? I bet that for most people the answer is first net what? And then no. But here's another question - if your broadband provider started throttling back the speed at which you could use some services - say a Skype video call, or a BBC iPlayer stream - would you care then?

An emerging trend towards network operators discriminating in favor of certain traffic based on who provides it, as part of commercial arrangements, is a worrying development. Media organizations like the BBC fear that they are about to see all sorts of roadblocks placed between them and consumers on the internet.
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Good read here!
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No comments?
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Obviously no one cares
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I care. This is some big brother bs, with ISP's censoring the internet for us. Unfortunately most people don't care... and thus we are screwed.
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Its an extremely important issue. The problem is not enough people pay attention to whats going on. Then on top of that you have a split between the ones who do. Some feel the isp's are greedy and need regulation, while others feel the government is trying to control the internet. Eventually the problem will be addressed, but not by people like us.
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This is a bad thing & nobody is screaming, yet....

Oh but they will soon enough!!!
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If i wanted to live in china i would just go there .. gezzz ... now block the CP and weird murder sites and let the rest flourish ... even the sailor moon love websites :X

Stupid people trying to take your money and then screw you over super HARD cORE@!
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Maybe someday the bigwig ISPs will discover that if you update and modify your networks, instead of just throttling traffic through them, people are a lot happier. Net neutrality was bad enough, but I just can't take this crap anymore >.< They have the money, DO SOMETHING WITH IT. MAKE OUR LIVES NICER. FIBER TO EVERY HOME <- a wonderful place to start.

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Yes, t3h fiber....bring us t3h fiber.
    
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In other news, the Government wants to build an extra lane on every highway with no speed limit, using it will cost $10/one time, $200/month, and $3000/year
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