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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    The control (build, toll, and maintain) the "highway", they don't associate with the vehicles (information packets) traveling on that highway.

    (Apology if that was sarcasm)

    They associate with websites. Presumably, some racists would want ISPs to refuse to serve blacks and to exclude all black and liberal websites. Freedom to associate!

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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    They associate with websites. Presumably, some racists would want ISPs to refuse to serve blacks and to exclude all black and liberal websites. Freedom to associate!
    What vote you my dear and lovely friend Ecofarm?


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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you believe the FCC should allow a "pay to play" system on the internet?
    A new FCC Chair threatens to let cable and phone companies create an Internet fast lane for companies that can afford it and a slow lane for everyone else who cannot afford it.
    But we do need a very secure internet payments system.

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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    But we do need a very secure internet payments system.
    SSL does a pretty good job of that.

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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you believe the FCC should allow a "pay to play" system on the internet?
    A new FCC Chair threatens to let cable and phone companies create an Internet fast lane for companies that can afford it and a slow lane for everyone else who cannot afford it.
    Absolutely not. Not with the current quasi-monopolies that are allowed to exist as it relates to the telecom providers.

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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    They associate with websites. Presumably, some racists would want ISPs to refuse to serve blacks and to exclude all black and liberal websites. Freedom to associate!
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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you believe the FCC should allow a "pay to play" system on the internet?
    A new FCC Chair threatens to let cable and phone companies create an Internet fast lane for companies that can afford it and a slow lane for everyone else who cannot afford it.
    Absolutely ****ing not. Especially not since most of the ISPs own content providers of their own, and have huge incentives to make it hard for you to access content by providers they don't own.

    If the FCC isn't allowed to regulate the internet, then we need to create a body that is allowed, and put an end to this ASAP.
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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Absolutely ****ing not. Especially not since most of the ISPs own content providers of their own, and have huge incentives to make it hard for you to access content by providers they don't own.

    If the FCC isn't allowed to regulate the internet, then we need to create a body that is allowed, and put an end to this ASAP.
    Why? You don't need a new government agency to stop another government agency from over reaching... Just use already existing agencies to force them to stay within their mandates. Or just shut down the FCC and let the market, ie sponsors, determine what goes on?

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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you believe the FCC should allow a "pay to play" system on the internet?
    A new FCC Chair threatens to let cable and phone companies create an Internet fast lane for companies that can afford it and a slow lane for everyone else who cannot afford it.
    net neutrality should be enforced by federal law. what these companies want to do should be illegal.

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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What about the ISP's right to freedom of association?!


    DO your like netflix/hulu/youtube, going to political forums, visiting certain news websites, visiting amazon or some other websites? Seeing how there is this quasi-monolopy with the ISPs what if some left wing loonies or even some right wing loonies decided they didn't like the opinions of the people who own the websites you didn't like and pressured the ISPs to slow down or shut down traffic to those sites? Are you going to get phone internet or just do without? If pay to play is allowed then you can kiss those things goodbye.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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