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    Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contentious Internet traffic rules facing a vote next week are likely to be adopted without radically veering from a proposal unveiled earlier in the month, telecommunications policy analysts said on Wednesday.
    In the past year, I have seen posts from some of the Liberals in this forum railing against the attempt to block some kinds of traffic on the internet. Well, now is the time to put up or shut up. Are you willing to work with Republicans on this issue? I ask this because it is Republican members of the FCC who are against this law, while the Democrats are for it.

    To the Liberals - I know how you don't like Republicans, but are you willing to put that dislike aside, and support something that needs to be supported? Or are you willing to settle for this, sometime in the future?



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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Somehow I don't think it is a matter of life or death.

    Even if the rules are adopted, lawmakers are likely to challenge the rules, as Republicans have been vocal that they oppose any FCC action geared at governing the Internet.

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    What difference does the party of any one involved make? If you are for or against an issue, you are for or against it. I don't know alot about this topic, but I think the blocking of traffic is, at least at this time, wrong.
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    This could kill the internet in my opinion. It would make the internet another corporation controlled system where the user is forced to view only what the corporation allows.
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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    I don't care what Republicans or Democrats do. My position on this is fairly simple: ISPs shouldn't be able to throttle, ration, filter, etc their internet service. I'll support any bill that supports that agenda.

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Unfortunately internet neutrality is for COMMUNISTS!

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Unfortunately internet neutrality is for COMMUNISTS!
    Burn them!

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    I don't care what Republicans or Democrats do. My position on this is fairly simple: ISPs shouldn't be able to throttle, ration, filter, etc their internet service. I'll support any bill that supports that agenda.
    Just one point.. ISPs are allowed (and should) to throttle, ration, filter etc their service IF their quality of service for all is under threat. This means if one or a few persons sit on say 90% of the bandwidth all the time and making all others have a slow net, then an ISP has to step in. People must remember, that ISPs everywhere sell more bandwidth than they have.. when you buy say 20 mbit connection, then you dont get 20 mbit onto the main internet constantly, you get up to 20 mbit on the internet and 20mbit access on the ISPs own network. You share the over all ISPs "hole" onto the internet with everyone else. This is provided of course you have a normal consumer connection and not the more specialized dedicated (and more expensive) connections.
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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    This is more about preferences in business allegiances than anything else. The lowest.

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Just one point.. ISPs are allowed (and should) to throttle, ration, filter etc their service IF their quality of service for all is under threat. This means if one or a few persons sit on say 90% of the bandwidth all the time and making all others have a slow net, then an ISP has to step in. People must remember, that ISPs everywhere sell more bandwidth than they have.. when you buy say 20 mbit connection, then you dont get 20 mbit onto the main internet constantly, you get up to 20 mbit on the internet and 20mbit access on the ISPs own network. You share the over all ISPs "hole" onto the internet with everyone else. This is provided of course you have a normal consumer connection and not the more specialized dedicated (and more expensive) connections.
    Well yes these are domestic plans, you can't spend 50TB a week

    Here in Australia we have plans that are based on data, you buy... a 50GB plan or a 100GB plan, which lasts for a month. If you go over that limit you're shaped to 56k. You'd think the free market would supply some of the overwhelming demand for unlimited usage plans, but it doesn't. I can only name one in my entire city, and they have a virtual monopoly so they charge insane prices (and only on 24mbit speeds). Trust me. It's not fun at all.

    Internet infrastructure is extremely beneficial to business, Japan and South Korea both benefit enormously from their 150mbit+ general speeds. Internet speeds is another thing the US has fallen way behind in relative to the rest of the world.
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