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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Of course, the actual issue of Network Neutrality being considered now at the FCC bears little resemblance to the caricature being presented on Fox News. In reality, Net Neutrality is a fundamental principle that has been part of the Internet since its inception.

    Net Neutrality means no discrimination, and it protects Internet users' ability to do or download whatever they want online without interference from the phone or cable company.

    A series of awful decisions at the FCC during the Bush administration put Net Neutrality in jeopardy, and some in Congress tried to eliminate it in 2006. But over the past three years, more than 1.7 million Americans have contacted Congress and the FCC about the issue.

    Take a look at the FCC docket, and you'll see thousands and thousands of comments from average people who are using the open Internet to start small businesses, organize in their communities, or just communicate with the world.

    A broad coalition of groups spanning the political spectrum from the National Organization for Women to the Christian Coalition to the ACLU and the American Library Association has joined the fight for the free and open Internet alongside every major U.S. consumer group, large and small Internet companies, and even the inventor of the World Wide Web. A hallmark of the effort has been its broad, nonpartisan nature.

    Creeping socialism? Hardly.

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    And how well would they be downloading whatever they want without the cable company who built the internet?

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do realize that the reason this was unilaterally declared was because the general public raised a stink about the issue to the point where it could not be ignored? Now imagine what will happen if it is 'reversed' by a future administration.
    No, I dont realize that. The general public, as always, has been clueless on nearly everything that goes on. A few million commented on the FCC rules, and we have over 200 million internet users. What more likely happened was some bureacrats at the FCC didnt like that some communications were going on without their consent.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Just wait until the serious "regulation" starts. Those same people will be squealing like pigs. Give the government a handful of power and it will take an arm load.
    Fear mongering is so 2002.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    No, I dont realize that. The general public, as always, has been clueless on nearly everything that goes on. A few million commented on the FCC rules, and we have over 200 million internet users. What more likely happened was some bureacrats at the FCC didnt like that some communications were going on without their consent.
    This is absolute nonsense. When you actually understand the issue, please come back? It's kind of silly to argue that this is about 'communications' happening without consent.
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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Fear mongering is so 2002.
    Now there is a logical debate response. I don't deal in fear, just experience.

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    Slightly off topic, I actually wondered if the phrase "Obamanet" was something I came up with just now in my head. Hahaha, how silly of me. A trip to google cured me of that conceit pretty quickly.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Now there is a logical debate response. I don't deal in fear, just experience.
    When your argument is the gubmint c'min fer ya interwebz, it's fear mongering. I won't apologize for not taking it seriously.
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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Fear mongering is so 2002.



    This is absolute nonsense. When you actually understand the issue, please come back? It's kind of silly to argue that this is about 'communications' happening without consent.
    Ad hominem.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Ad hominem.
    Report it if you feel like it. It's clear to anybody with even a layman's knowledge of the issue that you have no clue what it is you're discussing.
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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    When your argument is the gubmint c'min fer ya interwebz, it's fear mongering. I won't apologize for not taking it seriously.
    And you aren't likely to like what you see in a couple of years relative to the internet. The federal government is capable of making anything worse and it usually does.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    And you aren't likely to like what you see in a couple of years relative to the internet. The federal government is capable of making anything worse and it usually does.
    Does the "fm" in your name stand for fear mongering? Call me when you have something a little bit more substantial? Thanks.
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