If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
"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"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Yes, ISPs do represent natural monopolies, and that's another reason that they should only be in control of the connections, not the content.
Who was the SOB who voted "yes"?
Name, address (both street and e-mail) and telephone number, please.
I have a feeling some of us would like to contact him.
I'll vote at least 'maybe'.
Netflix accounts for app 1/3 of net traffic. (!)
Youtube another 18%
Between the two, over 50%.
Netflix and YouTube make up majority of US internet traffic, new report shows | Technology | theguardian.com
Does the net have unlimited capacity?
Are they even slightly slowing everyone else down?
Will they by 2018?
This is especially cogent I think, in the case of a Pay-per-view company like Netflix, whose gobbling all this currently Free capacity and making a living/Profit off it.
Shouldn't they (and their customers) be paying for what enables their Piggy biz?
Last edited by mbig; 05-12-14 at 06:20 PM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
All this is is a money grab.... While killing free speech as we know it.
Here's a way to take action:
Tell Chairman Tom Wheeler and the rest of the FCC that we will not stand for this. sign the petition at:
Outrage: FCC Set to Kill Net Neutrality
I say they should provide everyone, even businesses with fast, and the FCC should make these corporations comply, instead of allowing them to play their little gosh danged pricing games. I'm fed up with slow crappy service.
There should be at least a governing body to regulate how these internet corporations charge outrageous fees for crap.
Last edited by AJiveMan; 05-15-14 at 05:01 PM.