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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    We dont know what it does really, because they did it in secret. And this is about MORE than just net neutrality. That is only one of the regulations. They basically nationalized the internet and now they can do pretty much what they want with it.
    No, they really did not do that.

    I'd bet money that when the regulations do make it to the federal register, you don't bother to read them and see if you're right.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, ttwtt78640.

    : At this point, it kinda looks that way, but since this will likely be challenged in court, who knows what we'll end up with? I doubt it will be an improvement, though.
    An improvement? No. This is aimed at maintaining the status quo.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    It already exists. Check your internet bill for rural internet tax.
    That seems to show as a credit (not a charge) on my TWC bill - I guess I am now a taker.
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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, they really did not do that.
    How do you know? Did you see the regulations? They classified it as a public utility under the communications act, which applies such rules as

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    EC. 202. [47 U.S.C. 202] DISCRIMINATION AND PREFERENCES.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any common carrier to make any unjust or
    unreasonable discrimination in charges, practices, classifications, regulations,
    facilities, or services for or in connection with like communication service, directly
    or indirectly, by any means or device, or to make or give any undue or
    unreasonable preference or advantage to any particular person, class of persons, or
    locality, or to subject any particular person, class of persons, or locality to any
    undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    We've had that for years. They just dont enforce it.
    It seems like Comcast is running "trial" periods in some locations and expect to expand that

    In the Nashville, Tennessee market, we have increased our monthly data usage plan for all XFINITY Internet tiers to 300 GB per month and also offer additional gigabytes in increments/blocks (e.g., $10.00 per 50 GB). This trial began on August 1, 2012.

    In the Tucson, Arizona market, we announced in 2012 that the data amount included with Economy Plus through Performance XFINITY Internet tiers would increase from 250 GB to 300 GB. Those customers subscribed to the Blast! Internet tier, have received an increase in their data usage plan to 350 GB; Extreme 50 customers have received an increase to 450 GB; Extreme 105 customers have received an increase to 600 GB. As in our other trial market areas, we offer additional gigabytes in increments/blocks of 50 GB for $10.00 each in the event the customer exceeds their included data amount. This trial began on October 1, 2012.

    In Huntsville and Mobile, Alabama; Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah, Georgia; Central Kentucky; Maine; Jackson, Mississippi; Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina, we have begun a trial which will increase our data usage plan for all XFINITY Internet tiers to 300 GB per month and will offer additional gigabytes in increments/blocks (e.g., $10.00 per 50 GB). In this trial, XFINITY Internet Economy Plus customers can choose to enroll in the Flexible-Data Option to receive a $5.00 credit on their monthly bill and reduce their data usage plan from 300 GB to 5 GB. If customers choose this option and use more than 5 GB of data in any given month, they will not receive the $5.00 credit and will be charged an additional $1.00 for each gigabyte of data used over the 5 GB included in the Flexible-Data Option. The trial dates for these regions were as follows: Hunstville – November 1, 2013; Mobile – October 1, 2013; Atlanta – December 1, 2013; Augusta – November 1, 2013; Savannah – September 1, 2013; Central Kentucky – September 1, 2013; Maine – December 1, 2013; Jackson – September 1, 2013; Knoxville – October 1, 2013; Memphis – November 1, 2013; Charleston – November 1, 2013.

    In Fresno, California, Economy Plus customers also have the option of enrolling in the Flexible-Data Option. This trial began on August 22, 2013.

    Each of these options requires that those who choose to use more of the service pay more than others. The Flexible-Data Option adds an alternative, permitting those who choose to use less to pay less.

    What XFINITY Internet Data Usage Plans will Comcast be Launching?
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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    How do you know? Did you see the regulations? They classified it as a public utility under the communications act, which applies such rules as

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    "Nationalization" has specific meaning and this isn't anywhere in the same galaxy as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Weird, I just read an article that stated Time Warner has caps and that Comcast is planning to institute the same.

    Comcast, soon to own Time Warner Cable, plans to cap data usage for customers | syracuse.com

    and...

    who cares? if ya cant afford the larger package then I dont care.. Its not a God given right to have HULU and Netflix..

    Your article even states TODAY it would only affect 2% of users?... so for 2% of users you gave away OUR FREEDOMS... and all ya have to do is buy the larger package this term "cap" is lib talk for " I want more for free"
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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Why are right-wingers so incredibly ignorant about everything? It's the same thing with climate change. Their beliefs are built on a foundation of ignorance and misinformation.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Weird, I just read an article that stated Time Warner has caps and that Comcast is planning to institute the same.

    Comcast, soon to own Time Warner Cable, plans to cap data usage for customers | syracuse.com
    Huh... so you agree capping internet usage is NOT a good thing yet, you buy capacity on your mobility phone for data and purchase a specific amount each month and if you go over you pay more. That's internet usage. You're capped with voice service so if a mobile phone minutes are exhausted, additional costs apply for any overages (we've all been there). Yet, when heavier users of say 600GB or 1,000GB a month use so much more than others you say they should NOT have to pay more.

    People who own more LAND pay more taxes, people who make more money pay more taxes, people who buy more stuff pay more sales tax, people who drive more miles in their car pay more for gas.... but people who use more internet data SHOULDN'T have to pay more money..... how come?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Huh... so you agree capping internet usage is NOT a good thing yet, you buy capacity on your mobility phone for data and purchase a specific amount each month and if you go over you pay more. That's internet usage. You're capped with voice service so if a mobile phone minutes are exhausted, additional costs apply for any overages (we've all been there). Yet, when heavier users of say 600GB or 1,000GB a month use so much more than others you say they should NOT have to pay more.

    People who own more LAND pay more taxes, people who make more money pay more taxes, people who buy more stuff pay more sales tax, people who drive more miles in their car pay more for gas.... but people who use more internet data SHOULDN'T have to pay more money..... how come?
    Fortunately for all of us, net neutrality does not preclude such pricing options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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