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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lol, the market? If there were actual choices available to the customer, this wouldn't be a problem. However, as it stands the US has regional monopolies on internet service. That's the second reason people don't buy this "free market" stuff when it comes to net neutrality. For one, major service providers aren't interested in it (as they work with local governments to choke competition) and two there simply aren't enough options available for there to be any actual competition between providers:

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    So in short, doing away with net neutrality means that not only will the companies who have no internet in the free market be allowed to continue choking smaller providers (with government help), they'll also be able to charge customers a second time. Do you realize why net neutrality is important now? Or not?
    No. It sounds like typical liberal griping about big business. If what you see as a problem is happening with, in your own words, government help, then it would seem the correct step wold be to remove that government involvement, not add to it.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Net neutrality simply means your ISP can't selectively throttle lawful traffic based on its source. I.E. they can't decide that Huffington Post gets the fast lane and Fox News gets the slow lane just because they like HuffPo better, or because Fox News hasn't coughed up a ransom. This is how the internet has always functioned, and it functioned quite well by my measure. Recently, this was changed.
    That's it. Nothing else. It doesn't mean the government monitors or controls ISP data plans, it doesn't mean the government arbitrates content, it doesn't mean innovation is stifled (promoted, in fact), and it doesn't mean the government takes over your ISP.
    OK, what changed and why? And why is turning them into a utility the right response?

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Tell us? You're the only person on this thread who doesn't seem to know what net neutrality means or why Ted Cruz is wrong. So, I think you mean, tell you. With that said, I don't have to educate you. The internet is your friend. Just like you can find white power revisionist authors, I'm sure you can find what net neutrality means and why comparing it to Obamacare is ridiculous. Just be careful, if your state is already on the side of ISPs, your connection may be slowed down or you may be charged extra to access pages on net neutrality.
    On the plus side, apdst's connection may be slowed.

    Just sayin'.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    OK, what changed and why?
    A federal court overturned the FCC's net neutrality regulations due to challenge by ISPs.

    Now, ISPs are allowed to do things like I mentioned.
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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Of course he's bought and paid for, to the tune of $47,000 apparently.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Ok. How do we ensure net neutrality without regulation?
    There isn't a way...
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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Pray to the ghost of john galt
    It's ironic to watch posters argue against net neutrality on a site which will be doomed to languish in the slow lane. The only way it could be any more perfectly ridiculous is if they bitch about load times.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Sen Al Franken (D-Minn.) responded on Sunday to a Washington Post op-ed in which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) wrote that net neutrality is "Obamacare for the internet".

    Franken said Cruz "doesn't understand" what net neutrality is.

    "He has it completely wrong and he just doesn't understand what this issue is," Franken told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union".

    Read the article here: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz isn't a stupid guy but he's totally wrong on this issue.

    I believe that we'll hear more from him on this. This is a very important issue to a lot of people.
    What I find interesting is that net neutrality has taken on a whole new meaning in this bill. I'm a huge supporter of net neutrality so, on the bill's face, it seemed like a good idea. Until I read it.

    Republicans want major ISPs to control internet. Democrats want government to control the internet. Why can't we just leave it the **** alone?

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    A federal court overturned the FCC's net neutrality regulations due to challenge by ISPs.

    Now, ISPs are allowed to do things like I mentioned.
    OK, thanks. How about we see how this plays out before we rush to regulate the industry differently?

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    It's ironic to watch posters argue against net neutrality on a site which will be doomed to languish in the slow lane. The only way it could be any more perfectly ridiculous is if they bitch about load times.
    Seriously, how do you know that?

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