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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Here in Texas we have choices.
    Of course, not everyone lives in the dark ages

    Point is, if the administration and congress wanted to have competition in the telecommunications market, then they would in act similar laws as we have here in Europe and force the giants to play ball.

    It is funny how US telecommunications companies sound exactly like the European monopoly giants... a decade+ ago when the EU forced competition into the market.
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    What's funny about it?
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is funny how US telecommunications companies sound exactly like the European monopoly giants... a decade+ ago when the EU forced competition into the market.
    I lived in Europe for two years, your telcoms nothing like ours, you can actually HEAR through our phones.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post

    Point is, if the administration and congress wanted to have competition in the telecommunications market, then they would in act similar laws as we have here in Europe and force the giants to play ball.

    It is funny how US telecommunications companies sound exactly like the European monopoly giants... a decade+ ago when the EU forced competition into the market.
    Such as.......... Orange (who btw has the ****tiest service i have ever experienced). Good luck to anyone attempting to sync a US computer to one of their ADSL fed live box's. It is a matter of luck!
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Such as.......... Orange (who btw has the ****tiest service i have ever experienced). Good luck to anyone attempting to sync a US computer to one of their ADSL fed live box's. It is a matter of luck!
    Hey if you dont like Orange then there are plenty of other ISPs ... which is the point.

    But yea, Orange has had some "issues" on quality
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    I lived in Europe for two years, your telcoms nothing like ours, you can actually HEAR through our phones.
    What did you say?
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hey if you dont like Orange then there are plenty of other ISPs ... which is the point.

    But yea, Orange has had some "issues" on quality
    Not in Parisian suburbs.
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What did you say?


    Although the early 80s was last time I was there, phone service was horrible. So, if they've updated, I'm unaware, been stateside since.
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post


    Although the early 80s was last time I was there, phone service was horrible. So, if they've updated, I'm unaware, been stateside since.
    Hehe early 80s = before the forced liberalization. So yes, things have changed quite a bit.
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    Re: McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    My argument doesn't fool itself into believing that if companies had to compete they actually would.
    Of course they would. If they had the option to compete with another company or allow another company to have a monopoly in many areas, I'm sure they'd go for competition. And if they CHOOSE not to, fine. But they should have the CHOICE. And until they have the CHOICE, and I actually have a CHOICE, then net neutrality is a necessary evil.

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