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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Do you want the government and the FCC to regulate them? Do you trust either the government or the FCC to do that?
Of course I trust the government to do that. Sure the government isn't perfect, the the FCC does a pretty good job. I trust the government to regulate safety standards on our cars, to maintain our roads, to regulate our k-12 education, I trust them to set some basic guidelines for ISPs.

It's not that complex, it's simple regulation baring a tiered internet.
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post #32 of 89
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Do you want the government and the FCC to regulate them? Do you trust either the government or the FCC to do that?
So basically it is a lose-lose situation.

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Sigh.
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post #34 of 89
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This was a triumph
I'm making a note here;
"Huge success!"
It's hard for me to overstate
My satisfaction

Now hopefully the FCC will start looking at how much bandwidth is actually being provided by these turd ISPs compared to what the customers are paying for.

I have a Time Warner "up to 15 MBPS" dealy. I speedtested it last night with a max download rate of 1.2mbps. This wasnt at a peak hour when everyone was on either, it was 1:00am. The best part is, they have a monopoly here so unless I want to do something illegal I'm stuck with these idiots.
Im fine with time warner.



i pay for 10mbps, but it goes to show you that a lot can be done to provide equal service to people...sucks that im moving out of this apartment to another...which probably has a weaker signal
    
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post #35 of 89
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I'd rather trust ISPs than either the Government or the FCC.

I choose the lesser of the three evils, thankyouverymuch.
You are very delusional if you actually think that. Corporations will do anything they want given the chance.
    
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post #36 of 89
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Sigh.
I'm agreeing with you though, either way sucks. It just depends on who you "distrust less".
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post #37 of 89
If it weren't for the ISPs, then we wouldn't have internet access.

The government doesn't provide me internet access.

The FCC certainly doesn't.

So who does? Internet Service Providers.

Who made it possible for the internet to work? Who laid down all those cables and fiber optics?
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post #38 of 89
If ISPs were to do this, then they'd lose customers:




I guarantee you that they don't want this because guess what: without us (their customers), they can't stay in business.

If your ISP did this, then what are the chances you'd stop being their customer? What are the chances they'd lose the majority of their customers?
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post #39 of 89
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If it weren't for the ISPs, then we wouldn't have internet access.

The government doesn't provide me internet access.

The FCC certainly doesn't.

So who does? Internet Service Providers.

Who made it possible for the internet to work? Who laid down all those cables and fiber optics?
True, and at this point they have an obligation to keep it all working. I don't know about the states but here, if you have a problem your ISP won't solve, for example they are throttling all your traffic or you signed up for a service, are paying for it, but then the ISP tells you they can't connect you, you ring the TIO (Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman) and lodge a complaint. The TIO charges ISP's per-complaint, and the higher level the end user has to take it, the more the ISP is charged in order the whip them into shape.

Point is that ISP's shouldn't be allowed to throttle free services in favour of their own, that's called discrimination and is anti-competitive. They should upgrade their infrastructure with some of the huge profits they make rather than putting the squeeze of everyone to milk more profits on the same infrastructure...
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If it weren't for the ISPs, then we wouldn't have internet access.

The government doesn't provide me internet access.

The FCC certainly doesn't.

So who does? Internet Service Providers.

Who made it possible for the internet to work? Who laid down all those cables and fiber optics?
Except for the part where the internet was invented by the government.
    
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