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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Exactly. As long as companies have monopolies in certain areas and are not allowed to compete with one another, then unfortunately some kind of net neutrality regulation is needed.

    I'd prefer, however, that they just allow companies to compete with one another on an even playing field. Dunno why they don't do that.
    There are already laws against monopolies. Why make a new law?
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Don't make the mistake of relying only on McCain and the rest of those in Congress who will back this from the start to do the right thing without much more support from others who must be forced by public pressure to do the right thing and what we want and demand.
    Get involved and contact every legislator and let then know we want this next step in Obama's total control of everything stopped by passage of this Bill, This is part of the Communist take over I have warned about for a long time and it will not stop here unless we stop it. Don't for one minute listen to the dumb ass Liberals because all they care about is winning for the party and don't give a damn about the future of our Republic. In fact most don't even know what a Democratic Republic is. Hell the they call themselves the Democratic party when in fact they are the Democrat party and the appose such basics as free speech or they wouldn't back Obama's continued personal attacks on it, or him sending his minions out to do his bidding to shut up all opposition.

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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are already laws against monopolies. Why make a new law?
    Then why are there monopolies?

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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Then why are there monopolies?
    I don't have an answer for that one. But, I say let's just enforce the existing law, rather than making a new one.
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't have an answer for that one. But, I say let's just enforce the existing law, rather than making a new one.
    Yes, thank you.

    They just love making new ones, though, because they're opportunities to shove through something else.
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't have an answer for that one. But, I say let's just enforce the existing law, rather than making a new one.
    So, what you're suggesting is that the monopolies that are present in every single community all over the country are actually illegal?

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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    So, what you're suggesting is that the monopolies that are present in every single community all over the country are actually illegal?
    Monopolies aren't all bad - and aren't all illegal.
    Often, when a business has a monopoly in the market action is only taken when they've violated laws and have become reckless, etc. ( in the case of Net Neutrality it's suggested that the companies that alter or charge extra for access to certain websites are monopolizing the market becaues they're forcing the already paying customer to adhere, further, to their biased decisions.)

    Walmart is a good example of a monopolized business - they often root out the competititon so throughly that they fall into this category of a bad-monopoly and, therefor, they're subject to certain restrictions and other regulations (it differs state to state).
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    So, what you're suggesting is that the monopolies that are present in every single community all over the country are actually illegal?
    How is it a monopoly if, as in most places, you can use cable, DSL, Sat, or Air Card through several different cell companies?

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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    How is it a monopoly if, as in most places, you can use cable, DSL, Sat, or Air Card through several different cell companies?

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    I cannot choose what cable company I want to use. I have no choice. There is only one available. They have a monopoly.

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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I cannot choose what cable company I want to use. I have no choice. There is only one available. They have a monopoly.
    It think his point is; Is that your only internet access choice?
    Most people have a choice, DSL, Cable, Satellite, or service via cell.
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