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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    So, simple question: Do you think an increase in NetFlix traffic on an ISP should be shared by all NetFlix users or all ISP customers?
    A better question would be, do you think that an increase in Netflix traffic should be treated differently from an increase in Hulu traffic?

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    In some areas there are only two. In the area I am living at the choices are charter and Dish. That is it unless you want dial-up.

    EDIT: Sorry total of 3, forgot Direct-TV.
    I'd be willing to bet there are few more than that. Those are just the big options that also do TV and phone.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That's the issue...broadband access is a utility and prone to natural monopolies.

    100 Mbps is 100 Mbps.

    The barriers to entry are high

    It's not efficient for multiple companies to lay wire to the same neighborhood.

    Cable companies are natural monopolies and therefore shouldn't be able to use that power to squeeze both users and content providers.

    Ted Cruz is a demagogue bought and paid for by cable companies.

    Well, Cox Communications just spent whatever they had to spend to run cable to my office complex. They had to go underground and run extra cable because one of the unit owners is an asshole and didn't want them within 10' of his unit. I don't know what it cost them but it couldn't have been cheap and they now have a whole TWO additional customers. Somewhere in that mix there must have been a good reason to lay out the capital to run that wire and I suspect that competition with the DSL provider was a big part of that equation.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I'd be willing to bet there are few more than that. Those are just the big options that also do TV and phone.
    If we are talking broadband, I have two options

    Hughes/dish Satellite, or Frontier DSL. that's it. no more exist.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You aren't the decider of what is or is not on topic. Last I checked you weren't a mod. Alternatives are definitely on-topic to this discussion whether you like it or not. Deal with it.
    iLOL
    While I have no control over what is said, you are absurdly wrong, alternatives isn't what this topic is about.
    And the last I checked one does not need to be a mod to know or even mention what the actual topic is about. Funny that you think one does.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Exaggerated nonsense in both your comments about the GOP and the Dems.
    Nonsense. The GOP are being disingenuous and the Dems are spineless, have been since as far back as I can remember.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    iLOL
    While I have no control over what is said, you are absurdly wrong, alternatives isn't what this topic is about.
    And the last I checked one does not need to be a mod to know or even mention what the actual topic is about. Funny that you think one does.
    So in other words, your words mean nothing as usual. Good to know you admit that.

    Funny that you think they do.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I'd be willing to bet there are few more than that. Those are just the big options that also do TV and phone.
    Nope, that is it.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Nonsense. The GOP are being disingenuous and the Dems are spineless, have been since as far back as I can remember.
    Yes. Nonsense.
    I am glad that you realize what you said was exaggerated nonsense.
    Good for you!


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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So in other words, your words mean nothing as usual. Good to know you admit that.

    Funny that you think they do.
    Funny that is what you think I said.
    But it does figure.
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