Net Neutrality: That's that and it Passed
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Tidbits
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People will regret it soon enough.

Snn5
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And, like the article states and B33 says as well, there will be more than likely a Republican influence in higher chairs soon enough as well, and since they were pushing against this regulation, things could still change yet again.

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Snn5
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For the sake of this thread, and anyone who happens upon it, can you tell us in an easy to understand way why regulating the Internet is harmful to the consumer.  How will this FCC measure change the way we use, pay for, and access the Internet that is different from how we do the same now?  Why is it that people want it, yet maybe they really don't?  Why would it be better for consumers to keep the Internet the way it is rather than make this change?

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The FCC tells us that Net Neutrality will give us a free and open Internet by granting them the power to regulate it under laws that were written 60 years before the Internet existed as a common household service. They say consumers need to be protected from the possibility that Internet providers will block traffic to certain sites, or set up paid prioritization systems for consumers or web services who pay more. Sounds good? Not really. They aren’t addressing a problem that currently plagues American consumers; only a problem that they insist will probably plague us at some point.Right now Internet Providers, being private companies providing a service, do dictate certain things because that's how the free market works. But nobody really controls the conversation online or dictates the content.Yeah, you pay your bill to Verizon, you complain about the privacy settings on Facebook, but when it comes down to it, the Internet is about the only part of American life where the people really do have a freedom to voice their opinions. The government (whether its Dems or Repubs) would like nothing better than to silence the voice of their opponents. So anyone who believes that's a good thing is short sighted and naive. I fully support Verizon's opposition to net neutrality because I want to have the same freedoms that the internet provides me and all others now (even those with whom I disagree).

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Tidbits
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I posted some of it in another thread. 🙂

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Snn5
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How Net Neutrality Works---Video to Explain

Re: Interesting POV Tom Wheeler and Net Neutrality

There really aren't many people concerned with this.  If the Internet works, that's all they care about.  They don't care how it works, just that it does work.

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Tidbits
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You will see soon enough. It was an imaginary problem which was for regulation. With regulation will yield results not to the peoples liking. I already expressed some examples in a similar thread like this one. There are more and I am saddened people are going to feel the crunch later on.

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Snn5
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It'll be exciting to see the world burn now that more legislation has passed on something else that no one will ever pay attention to.  The sky is falling, but it seems to be falling so slowly that it may all be an illusion.

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Snn5
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Your Web Site Sucks

Quote from above:  I want to compare and contrast options online without hassle, and your company is an abject failure on that account. Is that really so hard, or do we have to threaten to break up your conglomerate under anti-trust regulation to get real results? Because if that is what it will take, as far as I'm concerned, it is long past time for the federal government to put the nail in your coffin. No wonder net neutrality is such a pressing issue in today's age, seeing as how your near monopoly status has contributed to absolutely horrible service on what is a very rudimentary feature provided by several other multi-billion dollar corporations throughout the world.

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Every time they made anything a Utility a monopoly happens. They end up breaking them up, as you can see now they are regional monopolies gradually coming back together again. Look at Cable and how Comcast is slowly controlling 85% of the US(if they end up acquiring TWC). Your electric company... What real competition do they have? There was a lot more competition prior the them being classed as a utility.

If you can find the other thread where I explained the problem was neutral to begin with. The internet will get slower, we will get taxed more, and we'll end up paying more. There will eventually be censorship(same promise was made when they classed TV and radios as utilities). Then people will realize how the current system is actually better and what was wrong with the system wasn't the ISPs.

Snn5
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You make a valid point.  I also remember other companies buying companies, but having to divest those areas as well.  (Alltel in my state was north half Verizon and southern half AT&T, Comcast gets TWC, but in my area Charter gets the TWC customers)  It's just the nature of America I think.  Remember the past 2 presidential elections and the changes put in place to make everything equal for everyone....Internet Socialism ehh?

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Tidbits
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When Verizon bought Altell they still gained millions of customers further distancing themselves from the other big 3 while fortifying their network and hording spectrum they don't use. Sure some of Altell customers when to other carriers, but had the option to go back to Verizon(a lot of hardware didn't go with them or the spectrum).

Charter may not get customers like you think there is a specific formula they use and if it's under Comcast gets everything. If it's over then parts have to be sold until it's under. I don't remember the formula offhand. Hawaii will go to Comcast if the deal goes through. Comcast with the new things happening can now lobby for the buy. Make some slighted deals under the table to help their buy. Give favor to favor. There's already plenty of examples of that. Hawaii is notorious for it. You can blatantly see it.

B33
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The emoticons says is all Throw Computer Crying 2Well it may not be this bad and it may not even happen at all from what I read on our local News, If we see anything it will be possibly closer to summer or end of Summer and the Rest of what I read I'll let your Read Via.. this Source..

FCC adopts historic Internet rules | Home - Home

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B33
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I don't know if the following has been posted or not but if not here's latest out from Droid Life.. thought I'd add it here if its ok too

Link from Droid Life: On Net Neutrality..

http://www.droid-life.com/2015/02/27/fcc-passes-net-neutrality-rules-the-strongest-in-history/

Snn5
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That article is all in favor of NN.  Maybe I should go read some corporate blogs from the ISPs.  See why they believe this is bad.

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B33
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Snn5 I also had a thing on my Modzilla main page saying that N.N. is a Good win win I'm still trying to figure out where the win win is I'm kind slow at some of this technical stuff  but with more n more reading I'll get it I usually do.. here is what I read from Modzilla

A Major Victory for the Open Web | The Mozilla Blog

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Snn5
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By win-win, that makes it sound good for ISP and the customer.  I can see Mozilla liking NN due to them being a browser-offering company.

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Tidbits
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Monzilla doesn't care either way. They'll back it because it'll make them look good to the majority. Either way you can use their browser.

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Snn5
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More sites that are blocked means less use of Mozilla's browser.

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Tidbits
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Wouldn't matter that's not how Monzilla makes money. They don't make money on a per use basis.

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