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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's what state government did: it blocked competition when internet providers lobbied state congress to prevent citizens from determining their own course so the isps could maintain a monopoly.

    You still don't know what your own thread is about, do you?
    You still cant read can you.

    It is wrong for govt to compete with citizens in the market, and it is wrong for govt to block competition.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    You still cant read can you.
    It is wrong for govt to compete with citizens in the market, and it is wrong for govt to block competition.
    So you agree with Obama's proposal then. Glad to hear it.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    It's setting the gov't in position to compete with private businesses. That's a BAD thing. Yes, I know that the gov't has done it in the past and it was a bad thing then as well.
    So are you going on record to say you hate the post office?
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Simple fix... Citing anti-trust violations, have the FCC institute a regulation that Carries cannot be an ISP.

    Problem solved.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    So are you going on record to say you hate the post office?
    Nope. The USPS was in existence long before any private businesses were in place. They CHOSE to put themselves into the position of "competing with the referees", it wasn't forced on them.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Except the USPS isn't funded by the US Government.

    The USPS has not directly received taxpayer-dollars since the early 1980s with the exception of subsidies for costs associated with the disabled and overseas voters.[5] Since the 2006 all-time peak mail volume,[6] after which Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act,[7] (which mandated $5.5 billion per year to be paid into an account to fully prefund both employee retirement health and pension benefits, a requirement exceeding that of other government and private organizations [8]), revenue dropped sharply due to recession-influenced[9] declining mail volume,[10] prompting the postal service to look to other sources of revenue while cutting costs to reduce its budget deficit

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    I was a human pinata months ago here on DP for liking free internet service, people accused me of being entitled to something, and not wanting to pay for anything.

    I wonder if those critical of me go for those BOGO deals? Or, if they just buy one, take one, and they leave the freebie?

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    I was a human pinata months ago here on DP for liking free internet service, people accused me of being entitled to something, and not wanting to pay for anything.

    I wonder if those critical of me go for those BOGO deals? Or, if they just buy one, take one, and they leave the freebie?
    Everyone likes freestuff. The people thumping you just knew that government handouts might be free to you but they're paid for by OTHER people. There is nothing the government can give to you that it doesn't first take from someone else. That's probably why you got the business. You basically were applauding the government taking from others and giving to you in their eyes and their perspective wasn't wrong.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So you agree with Obama's proposal then. Glad to hear it.
    Nope.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Simple fix... Citing anti-trust violations, have the FCC institute a regulation that Carries cannot be an ISP.

    Problem solved.
    Carries? Carriers? FCC doesnt have that power. That would have to go to the FTC, and it seems unlikely they could prove it given the number of ISPs in the country. I have 4 options alone in my small city.

    http://webpagefxblog.webpagefx1.netd...e-1024x731.png

    Thats just the top ISP per state. Each state has several competitors.
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