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Net neutrality was just abolished

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MonsterD, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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  2. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    I cannot believe this. I have "multiple" choices in broadband? What planet are these clowns from? I would hazard a guess most places have 1 braodband provider, and if they're lucky they will have 2.

    Not much of a choice in my area. I have TWC and that's it. There is DSL, but I don't consider that broadband.
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  3. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    And that is the tip of the iceberg. I signed petitions probably 10 years ago or more because this means the broadband industry is now the same as the telecom and cable and energy industries. Think of the phone giants back in the 80s and early 90s, and how if there is a dispute between a giant TV entity and cable how they yank channels off the provider. Get ready to have specific sites blocked or slowed down and all the games associated from the "deals" they make in the future to crap on the VOIP and streaming entertainment most people have expected today.
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  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    this was inevitable given the way the laws are written as of now.
  5. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I heard about that. It's appalling. What country are we in? China? There are ways around any block, however.
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Anonymous is NOT pleased.
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Do not bring up politics.
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  8. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    I think TWC cable aleady does that with Netflix in my area. I rarely get D/L speeds higher than 1 - 2 Mbps through my Blu-ray or TV when trying to watch Netflix. Other sites I have no problem (Hulu and Amazon for example). I get 15Mbps on my service. When I watch Netflix through my PS3 I get much higher speeds (7-8Mbps). It never lags and the quality is exceptional. I'm guessing since it goes through the PSN it prevents TWC from knowing it's a Netflix feed??? I'm not sure, but all I know is, if I want to watch streaming Netflix I go through my PSN account.

    I've researched this and it seems TWC and Comcast do this even if they deny it.

    I still don't know what they were thinking. Are any of the judges under the age of 70? I'm not sure they understand how the Internet works.
  9. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    From a legal perspective it was only a matter of time...
  10. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    There are options to continue the case up the court chain, or go directly to the Supreme Court. Or the FCC could try different sets of rules for this.

    It's sad, given that the internet in the US is much poorer than a lot of the developed world, but more expensive. And usually there is little to no real competition. Will be interesting to see what happens commercialy in the places things like Google Fiber have rolled out.
  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    What are they saying?
  12. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    The Future of the Web:

  13. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    Yep, I can see it happening this way. One price level that's not mentioned here is one of the biggest bandwidth uses, and that's porn.
  14. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    where did you find this? or did you create this?
  15. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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  16. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Sure why not? People will readily pay for their fix.

    The model for this has already been proven profitable with people paying ridiculous amounts to cable companies to feed their entertainment addictions.

    There will be package bundles with over 100 channels - er, websites to choose from! Just like cable.
  17. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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  18. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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  19. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    It would probably be bad for websites like Cowboyszone forums etc., especially during startup.
    I guess the cable/satellite companies aren't happy with people cutting the cord and going internet only, and want to make the internet just as bad.
    I don't mind being charged for different bandwidth levels like they already do, but I don't want any restrictions or favoritism towards different sites. Why can't they just be happy with that?
    Even in the big cities you really don't have many internet options to chose from. Basically the 1 phone company and 1 cable, and the cable usually is the only high speed.
    And I assume it would do the same with smart phone 4g stuff too.

    Terrible. They will figure out a way to ruin everything.
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  20. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you can elaborate.
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