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    President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

    WASHINGTON — In his most direct effort yet to influence the debate about the Internet’s future,President Obama said on Monday that a free and open Internet was as critical to Americans’ lives as electricity and telephone service and should be regulated like those utilities to protect consumers.The Federal Communications Commission, Mr. Obama said, needs to adopt the strictest rules possible to prevent broadband companies from blocking or intentionally slowing down legal content and from allowing content providers to pay for a fast lane to reach consumers. That approach, he said, demands thinking about both wired and wireless broadband service as a public utility.
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    “For almost a century, our law has recognized that companies who connect you to the world have special obligations not to exploit the monopoly they enjoy over access into and out of your home or business,” Mr. Obama, who is traveling in Asia, said in a statement and a video on the White House website. “It is common sense that the same philosophy should guide any service that is based on the transmission of information — whether a phone call or a packet of data.”


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    How anyone who favors the internet as we know it right now is not in favor of this is beyond me! We need to protect the internet! We need to keep the internet neutral.


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    Re: President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

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    How anyone who favors the internet as we know it right now is not in favor of this is beyond me! We need to protect the internet! We need to keep the internet neutral.
    The internet is neutral. Just a bunch of hyperbole from cheapskates who do not want to pay their way who sucker the gullible into thinking this is about something it is not. Google made no big deal about this and pays the fees to help ISP's continue to meet the needs of the users. Other companies just want welfare. "Net Neutrality"="Corporate Obamaphones"

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    Re: President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The internet is neutral. Just a bunch of hyperbole from cheapskates who do not want to pay their way who sucker the gullible into thinking this is about something it is not. Google made no big deal about this and pays the fees to help ISP's continue to meet the needs of the users. Other companies just want welfare. "Net Neutrality"="Corporate Obamaphones"
    I think you may be a little confused about the concept of net neutrality.. What is network neutrality? - Everything you need to know about network neutrality - Vox


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I think you may be a little confused about the concept of net neutrality.. What is network neutrality? - Everything you need to know about network neutrality - Vox
    I am not confused at all. Companies that suck up bandwidth do not want to have to pay to have their cache servers integrated into the existing ISP infrastructure and are demanding that the ISP's absorb this cost. Vonage forcing Verizon to pay for the cost of them sharking their customers would be like forcing your neighbor to mow your lawn to keep their property free of snakes and insects. If you want there to be growing internet 20 years from now, then you should support the tiered system. These businesses are in the business of making money. Since many of the ISP's are also the mechanism that leads to much of the entertainment content that ends up online, if they collapse, then so do these parasitic companies. There would be no Big Bang Theory to stream if Cable did not make producing the show a scalable project.

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    Re: President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    I am not confused at all. Companies that suck up bandwidth do not want to have to pay to have their cache servers integrated into the existing ISP infrastructure and are demanding that the ISP's absorb this cost. Vonage forcing Verizon to pay for the cost of them sharking their customers would be like forcing your neighbor to mow your lawn to keep their property free of snakes and insects. If you want there to be growing internet 20 years from now, then you should support the tiered system. These businesses are in the business of making money. Since many of the ISP's are also the mechanism that leads to much of the entertainment content that ends up online, if they collapse, then so do these parasitic companies. There would be no Big Bang Theory to stream if Cable did not make producing the show a scalable project.
    Keeping on speed for all at one price for all. Companies should treat all internet traffic equally. Making sure that your ISP sholudnt be slowed down or blocked or degraded because you did not pay for the "fast lane".


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    Re: President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

    More info can be found here from PBS: Why is Obama weighing in on net neutrality?


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    Re: President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Keeping on speed for all at one price for all. Companies should treat all internet traffic equally. Making sure that your ISP sholudnt be slowed down or blocked or degraded because you did not pay for the "fast lane".
    Without the pigs having to hand over some bacon, then the entire entertainment system gets walmarted. Without high quality fresh entertainment content, then internet becomes in 20 years what Iraq is today--reruns of Knight Rider and you are wrong. If youtube, hulu, netflix, and amazon eat up all the bandwidth they are effectively degrading other traffic and content. It is not just a matter of paying to be in the fast lane, it is a matter of whether there even is a fastlane.

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    Re: President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The internet is neutral. Just a bunch of hyperbole from cheapskates who do not want to pay their way who sucker the gullible into thinking this is about something it is not. Google made no big deal about this and pays the fees to help ISP's continue to meet the needs of the users. Other companies just want welfare. "Net Neutrality"="Corporate Obamaphones"
    Excuse me but that is not how that is. EVERONE that is on the internet pays for bandwidth or pipe size. Throttling is simply triple dipping by internet companies and quite frankly a violation of contract. They get paid by both the final end user and the content suppler. Throttling for content is bull**** because that pipe which the content flows was already paid for. Twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How anyone who favors the internet as we know it right now is not in favor of this is beyond me! We need to protect the internet! We need to keep the internet neutral.
    There is nothing wrong with what his intent is, it is how he wishes to go about doing it that I oppose.
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    Re: President Tells F.C.C. to Ensure Open Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Without the pigs having to hand over some bacon, then the entire entertainment system gets walmarted. Without high quality fresh entertainment content, then internet becomes in 20 years what Iraq is today--reruns of Knight Rider and you are wrong. If youtube, hulu, netflix, and amazon eat up all the bandwidth they are effectively degrading other traffic and content.
    So why arent you in favor of net neutrality?


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