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Net Neutrality might end.

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Net Neutrality might end.

Post by VG_Addict » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:05 pm

https://gizmodo.com/heres-the-fccs-plan ... 1820683360
The order, if passed on December 14th during the FCC’s open hearing, would effectively abdicate the commission’s authority to regulate ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, significantly curtailing oversight of broadband access.
Say goodbye to the internet as we know it if this passes.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by Deku Tree » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:20 pm

Contact your Senators and Representatives. Mine are, unfortunately, Cruz ("NN is ObamaCare for the internet"), Cornyn (co-sponsored a bill to get rid of NN), and Ted Poe (wrote me back, but isn't supportive of NN and isn't seeking reelection). Contacted a few Congress people that aren't mine too.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by St. Tazy Ten » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:33 pm

Real talk? Some judge is probably going to put a stop on the ruling if it passes, or something is going to be made to keep everything from spiraling out of control. Too many people are mad to accept anything but victory at this point.

Not to mention that the very people lobbying to get rid of Net Neutrality can only stand to lose by taking advantage of its absence. ISPs will either lose money as everyone sticks to the cheapest basic package they can, or opt out of the internet altogether when they refuse to stomach the costs. Social media websites that were once free will now have a price and for a lot of people the lack of a price is the only reason they don't just leave. Eventually every business that relies on the internet suffers and it'll lead to the internet as a marketplace going bust and probably for good.

But hey! They can get more money from their customers for a month, maybe a year if I'm being generous. Totally worth it. :thumbsup:

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:44 pm

I had a dream about this ******* FCC guy last night.

I killed him in the dream.

Yeah.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by Sim Kid » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:49 pm

We'll see how much /pol/ likes Trump when their ISP decides to block 4chan because it's a "controversial" site and it's not included in any of their packages.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:53 pm

^Mine isn't on the committee, but I'll spread the word.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by PataPanfan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:39 pm

FCC unsurprisingly is voting to end it. Keep calling. Congress can still shut their efforts down.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by Steven9wii » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:25 pm

this is the worst thing to ever happen.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by I am nobody » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:41 pm

I'm no fan of the change, but that seems maybe just a bit hyperbolic.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by X-3 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:51 pm

Worst case scenario is that ISPs might make you pony up more cash for services like gaming or block competing sites, yeah? That's definitely a downgrade from what the US had before but not the absolute end of the world.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by Shane » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:22 pm

I don't remember there being such problems 2 years ago. Not that there couldn't be. I don't trust ISPs to not screw me, which is why I'm glad I can just cancel one and go to the other when my new customer discount expires. Of course, I don't trust many of the companies opposed either. In any case, I wouldn't expect much out of Congress. The gridlock is about to get even worse.
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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:47 pm

X-3 wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Worst case scenario is that ISPs might make you pony up more cash for services like gaming or block competing sites, yeah? That's definitely a downgrade from what the US had before but not the absolute end of the world.
Maybe if their prices are reasonable then the price hike may not be a big deal, but they shouldn't have any power to impede how you use the Internet.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by Random User » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:43 am

Prior to net neutrality laws, there were a few cases of providers throttling connections to competitors' things.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:20 am

^^That's the thing, the price hike would in the form of impeding usage. If they were just raising their rates normally, there wouldn't be nearly as much of an uproar, because the higher rate would still include full web access.

^Not only that, but some of these ISP guys have said explicitly that they would do it if they legally could.
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:22 pm
I don't trust ISPs to not screw me, which is why I'm glad I can just cancel one and go to the other when my new customer discount expires.
I can do that too, but a lot of people live in places where they only have one option for their ISP.

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Re: Net Neutrality might end.

Post by Cravdraa » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:47 pm

The whole "Two years ago" is hugely misleading. The FCC has more or less been enforcing net neutrality since 2005. It's just that they lost a lawsuit and then made the 2015 rules that basically said they could enforce the same rules they'd always been.

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