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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    As if the Kos is a source of impartial and unbiased information. Please.

    For all we know there could be 10 times the number of supportive posts or tweets or whatever, and the Kos would never even mention them.
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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    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?
    Sounds like capitalism to me.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Why **** around with something that's working?
    Yes. Exactly.

    We already had net neutrality. It went away last year. The internet worked fine in 2013. Let's get that back.
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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Sounds like capitalism to me.
    Capitalism is a market that isn't free is a bad thing though, and because of a variety of factors Telecoms generally function as regional monopolies or duopolies when it comes to legitimate competitive broad band.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Nationalization" has specific meaning and this isn't anywhere in the same galaxy as that.
    In fact its rights next door. Soon you will only be able to get internet from your local government.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    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.
    Ooh, i know this one! Because theyre racist?

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Capitalism is a market that isn't free is a bad thing though, and because of a variety of factors Telecoms generally function as regional monopolies or duopolies when it comes to legitimate competitive broad band.
    Because the consumers chose it to be so. Comcast is the biggest because they are the best. Data caps are the model because they work. When they dont work, the companies change them. Which is why your wireless plan changes 180 every few years. One day its unlimited, the next day its limited, and then its unlimited. Thats capitalism, the art of consumer/seller negotiation.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Nationalization" has specific meaning and this isn't anywhere in the same galaxy as that.
    No, there might be differences but they are few in number.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Because the consumers chose it to be so.
    Not in the least. You actually think the reason....say...Cox Cable is offered in Roanoke Virginia but FIOS or Comcast Xfinitiy isn't is because consumers "chose" that? No, the reason various cable companies have psuedo monopolies in areas is not simply due to market factors.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Not in the least. You actually think the reason....say...Cox Cable is offered in Roanoke Virginia but FIOS or Comcast Xfinitiy isn't is because consumers "chose" that? No, the reason various cable companies have psuedo monopolies in areas is not simply due to market factors.
    That is the absolute truth - Time Warner can't walk into my area in NJ and offer me service - Comcast owns all the wires, demarcations all the way through to the network. Comcast wouldn't let Time Warner or any other providers come into their turf and offer service on their lines. The only reason FIOS can offer service is because Verizon uses it's own last mile fiber to the home and will run their own strands down streets and into neighborhoods. How these pseudo monopolies continue to exist given the Bell/AT&T divestiture in 1983 set such a precedent is beyond me. I would have thought our anti-monopoly and regulatory crazy government would jump all over that but perhaps the backroom deals and lobbyist money is just too free flowing.
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