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    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration's 2015 "net neutrality" order.

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants the commission repeal the rules that reclassified internet service providers as if they were utilities. He thinks the open internet rules adopted under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, were unnecessary and harm jobs and investment.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKCN18E2H7
    I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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      I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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      • #3
        Tech firms unite for 'net neutrality' protest

        A host of internet giants - from social networks to dating apps to porn sites - will join a protest Wednesday against plans to roll back rules protecting "net neutrality".
        http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40575882
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        • #4
          Net Neutrality Supporters Should Actually Hate the Regulations They're Endorsing

          Simply stated, the OIO does not in fact secure the principles of "net neutrality" like so many of these websites implied to their users. In fact, the OIO may have the adverse effect of actively discouraging the principles of net neutrality through a loophole that would exempt motivated Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from OIO regulations. This cannot be emphasized enough: The OIO allows and encourages ISP filtering, a huge no-no in the world of net neutrality.
          http://reason.com/archives/2017/07/1...should-actuall
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          • #5
            How the FCC's move on net neutrality could impact consumers

            http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/...consumers.html
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            • #6
              Repealing net neutrality regulations means consumers could start paying more for their Internet services. Consumers could see ISPs start to “bundle” services — such as certain websites or applications — and charge more depending on what a person wants access to, experts said.

              “Right now, the FCC has designated [the Internet] as a telecommunications service — like a phone service which includes all of the rules that apply to prevent [a company] from blocking or throttling or favoring one company over another,” Feld told Fox News. “The real question, to some degree, is: is the Internet going to work like the old telephone where you get to decide who you called and what you do or is it going to become more like cable?”

              “If it’s one thing that cable companies have proven to be good at over the years, it’s more ways to get money out of consumers and into their own pockets,” he continued. “Primary broadband providers will take advantage of this to find new ways to charge customers if they want to get high quality service.”
              Hooray! #FreeMarketHigherPrices. MAGA!
              "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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              • #7
                Skooly, do you honestly think cable companies represent a good example of a free market economy?

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                • #8
                  If further deregulation leads to higher prices, why does it matter?

                  I trust Comcast about as far as I can throw my remote.
                  "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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                  • #9
                    Originally posted by cart213 View Post
                    Skooly, do you honestly think cable companies represent a good example of a free market economy?
                    Skooly just likes to insult everyone here because he couldn't possibly be so dumb to believe that so he assumes the rest of us are that dumb.
                    "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                    • #10
                      My favorite story about comcast, was when I went to return my cable T.V. box. I joked with my roomy about how this might be like going to the dmv on the way in the door. It was just like going to the dmv. Except they didn't have a bathroom. I was just wanting to return things, to cut down my highest utility, since my tenants are gone. Took about an hour, and no bathroom. Saved me about $20.00 a month, and it is still my highest utility, just for internet.
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                      • #11
                        The days of $15 a month Netflix are numbered.

                        Pete (won't like it, but can't see a good reason to keep the net neutrality rule in place)

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                        • #12
                          Netflix is poised to be the bigger entertainment provider. I personally prefer Youtube. There's more then enough original user created content on there to keep me entertained.
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                          • #13
                            Originally posted by Beemer View Post
                            Netflix is poised to be the bigger entertainment provider. I personally prefer Youtube. There's more then enough original user created content on there to keep me entertained.
                            Netflix is currently free-riding on the ISP infrastructure of others (though they did strike a deal with some of the larger ones a few years back to pay more). Killing net neutrality would force Netflix to pay for the infrastructure they currently mooch off of.

                            Pete (thinks prices will rise, but thinks that they probably should)

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                            • #14

                              https://nyti.ms/2hR0P1k

                              F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms
                              The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites.

                              The proposal, made by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration. The rules prohibit high-speed internet service providers, or I.S.P.s, from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites. They also prevent the companies from charging customers extra fees for high-quality streaming and other services.

                              “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.” -Robert Frost

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                              • #15
                                Originally posted by Mr. Raceboy View Post
                                Skooly just likes to insult everyone here because he couldn't possibly be so dumb to believe that so he assumes the rest of us are that dumb.
                                Don’t come crying to us when your Youporn slows to a crawl.
                                "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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