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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    So I would have to pay extra for certain services. So what? Why not let the market sort it out?
    And how is this good for you? Why are you arguing for a position that is so blatantly against your interests?

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There isn't a way...
    There is, but they'd like it even less. The other way is a competing national broadband. We could power the entire country with the hot air that would generate.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    There isn't a way...
    Is treating them as a utility the best answer? Or will that pose new and different problems in the future?

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    OK, thanks. How about we see how this plays out before we rush to regulate the industry differently?
    We're already regulating the industry differently. That's what changed recently.

    Losing net neutrality means it's harder for that little plucky startup to rise to prominence. It's harder for a Facebook to start up when a Myspace already dominates the market. Or whatever the next big internet thing is. It's harder for the little guy when the big guys are able to cough up the dough required to go fast, but the little guy can't afford it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And how is this good for you? Why are you arguing for a position that is so blatantly against your interests?
    I don't see paying for what I use as being against my interests. Limiting the power of the state, on the other hand, is in my interest.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Is treating them as a utility the best answer? Or will that pose new and different problems in the future?
    I think legislatively reinstating net neutrality is certainly possible, and wouldn't require FCC reclassification.

    But Congress is well-paid by telcoms. So i doubt that will happen.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Seriously, how do you know that?
    Because we can't ****ing afford to pay for preferential data treatment.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I challenged a factual statement. It's not my job to do someone else's homework for them.
    I see you're still stuck in your own little world, too bad.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We're already regulating the industry differently. That's what changed recently.

    Losing net neutrality means it's harder for that little plucky startup to rise to prominence. It's harder for a Facebook to start up when a Myspace already dominates the market. Or whatever the next big internet thing is. It's harder for the little guy when the big guys are able to cough up the dough required to go fast, but the little guy can't afford it yet.
    Will regulating them like a utility change that? I don't see lots of new innovation and startups in utilities. I see a couple big companies in bed with the government running everything. How can you be sure this wont happen with the internet?

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I don't see paying for what I use as being against my interests. Limiting the power of the state, on the other hand, is in my interest.
    So between

    a)paying significantly more for your internet use and
    b)the government acting to make sure that the internet remains as it is

    you've decided that a) is in your interests?

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