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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's a good thing for this site. no way that we could have afforded preferential data treatment.
    Strawman, there is no way would you have had to.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    ... 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.
    I don't doubt that there will be upsides to this regulation, but are the downsides worse? I don't know. What if it turns out that this isn't a good thing? Good luck putting the toothpaste back in the tube.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    That reminds me of a line from the movie Paint Your Wagon. When a Mormon man rides into the rough mining town that has no women, and he has two wives, the pretty wife without the newborn agrees to be sold at auction.

    Mormon husband: But Wife! You don't know what you'll get!

    Wife: I may not know what I'll get. But I know what I've had.
    Are you implying it will get better with regulation, because I am not sure.
    I still want to wait and see what all they want to change.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by aseidner View Post
    I'm certainly skeptical of it. A lot of people are celebrating this ruling; I think it's too early to do so.



    I think people celebrating being kept secret on a thing, and that' things approval shows a sad state we are in as a nation.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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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, are in for a giant dose of disappointment, of course, you'll blame everyone but the perps for it. So sad to see the internet die and people cheer it on.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's a good thing for this site. no way that we could have afforded preferential data treatment.
    Considering this site was never in an threat this is the dumbest defense of this boondoggle to date. Here's a question, are you guys ready to be regulated by the FCC due to all the "political speech" on here? Oh I know, that CAN'T happen right?

    MWAHAHAHA. Did you get to keep your doctor too? Sad day for the world, for freedom, liberty and common sense.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    It's just amazing to me that people are ok with the FCC, the organization that thought Janet Jackson whipping a tittie out on TV was armageddon, having control of the Internet.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Only socialists/big government lovers and the naive/ignorant think this is a good thing.

    The government has been trying for decades to try and control th Internet...it has hated the freedom that the latter enjoys.

    And today, is the beginning of controlling that freedom.

    And they did it like they take away every freedom - using fear and dangling money to the ignorant masses. There were LOTS of other ways to limit the big Internet providers monopoly getting too big whilst still maintaining true net neutrality...this may have been the worst one.


    Except during war and HUGE natural/medical disasters, ANYTIME the government gets involved in something, it damages it and makes it more expensive. This is no exception.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Strawman, there is no way would you have had to.
    our data would absolutely have been treated as second or third tier, if even that. once faster access is available for money, those with money will buy it. we don't have the means to do that.

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    Re: FCC adopts Net neutrality rules to ban Internet discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Considering this site was never in an threat this is the dumbest defense of this boondoggle to date. Here's a question, are you guys ready to be regulated by the FCC due to all the "political speech" on here? Oh I know, that CAN'T happen right?

    MWAHAHAHA. Did you get to keep your doctor too? Sad day for the world, for freedom, liberty and common sense.
    so, your argument is that the government is going to prevent you from bitching incessantly about Obama on this site? when is this going to happen?

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