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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    So...Big Gov now runs the Internet?

    God help us all. Brace yourselves for massive abuse of power.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    One thing we know for certain is, every time our government does something with good intentions, equal and opposite unintended consequences will also happen.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Words to fear: I'm from the government and i'm here to help!

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fcc-ad...ail&soc_trk=ma

    It passed! I think this is a good thing. It protects consumers and businesses alike, to ensure that a business on the internet has enough internet speed so as not to discourage users from using its site, and prevents telecom companies from blackmailing them (pay us a "special fee" every year, and we'll protect you against us; otherwise, we'll slow down your speed so that you won't get any traffic). That ensures that we the consumers will get search results that are more reflective of what's out there on the internet, and not just results from the bigger businesses that have paid the "special fees."

    The internet was net neutral in the beginning. Along the way the telecom companies devised this scheme to blackmail businesses, so that they were not only gouging consumers, they could gouge businesses, too.
    You think its a good thing because you have no idea what it really is, because they did it mostly in secret. 3 political appointees made this change. No approval by congress. They just nationalized the internet. In 2007 Obama criticized this approach.,

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by aseidner View Post
    According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the person responsible for for net neutrality plan voted on today, the new regulations seek to "ban blocking, ban throttling, and ban paid-prioritization fast lanes", while preventing the implementation of any new taxes. I am in agreement with these broad ideas, which essentially keep the internet the way it is now. Still, I don't like that the complete plan has not been released to the public and only a summary has been made available (Chairman Wheeler Proposes New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet | FCC.gov). I suppose all we have to go on at the moment is a hope that the FCC will not overstep the bounds it has communicated to the public .



    lol you take his word for it?
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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    It passed! I think this is a good thing. It protects consumers and businesses alike, to ensure that a business on the internet has enough internet speed so as not to discourage users from using its site, and prevents telecom companies from blackmailing them (pay us a "special fee" every year, and we'll protect you against us; otherwise, we'll slow down your speed so that you won't get any traffic). That ensures that we the consumers will get search results that are more reflective of what's out there on the internet, and not just results from the bigger businesses that have paid the "special fees."

    The internet was net neutral in the beginning. Along the way the telecom companies devised this scheme to blackmail businesses, so that they were not only gouging consumers, they could gouge businesses, too.
    it's a good thing for this site. no way that we could have afforded preferential data treatment.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    lol you take his word for it?
    I'm certainly skeptical of it. A lot of people are celebrating this ruling; I think it's too early to do so.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by aseidner View Post
    According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the person responsible for for net neutrality plan voted on today, the new regulations seek to "ban blocking, ban throttling, and ban paid-prioritization fast lanes", while preventing the implementation of any new taxes. I am in agreement with these broad ideas, which essentially keep the internet the way it is now. Still, I don't like that the complete plan has not been released to the public and only a summary has been made available (Chairman Wheeler Proposes New Rules for Protecting the Open Internet | FCC.gov). I suppose all we have to go on at the moment is a hope that the FCC will not overstep the bounds it has communicated to the public .
    These things should be debated in congress and in public, not decided behind the scenes by unelected bureaucrats. Even people who like the rules should oppose the way they were arrived at and implemented.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    These things should be debated in congress and in public, not decided behind the scenes by unelected bureaucrats. Even people who like the rules should oppose the way they were arrived at and implemented.
    I agree. Something like this should have been discussed much more publicly than it was.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    How do you know it does ANY of this? have you read it? has ANYONE read it?
    ... because we all have dealt with cable television packages that offer premium channel upgrade options.

    No one in their right mind wants to be paying $50 to "upgrade" to a package that offers Wikipedia. Or be held-up by your ISP throttling your service until you pay a service fee.

    We've also seen it in practice. The ISPs have been experimenting with data caps in several markets. Comcast and Verizon were charging Netflix a fee to "ensure" that its data streams to customers weren't being interrupted.
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