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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    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.
    In other words, do you want the internet or AOL?

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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
    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.
    Huh? ISPs aren't federal agencies, so I'm not really sure what you mean. The courts have said the FCC can't regulate the internet, so which existing federal agency do you believe should do it?

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    Or just shut down the FCC and let the market, ie sponsors, determine what goes on?
    The problem with that is that in far too many areas, ISPs have local monopolies, and there is no other provider to switch to if you don't like how that provider treats you. Hence the need for regulation to prevent them from abusing their power.
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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    In other words, do you want the internet or AOL?
    Maybe netflix or Hulu will start offering low quality movie downloads that will take a week or two to download for AOL and other telephone internet users, they can call it their "freedom" package .
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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
    Huh? ISPs aren't federal agencies, so I'm not really sure what you mean. The courts have said the FCC can't regulate the internet, so which existing federal agency do you believe should do it?



    The problem with that is that in far too many areas, ISPs have local monopolies, and there is no other provider to switch to if you don't like how that provider treats you. Hence the need for regulation to prevent them from abusing their power.
    No, but the FCC is attempting to impose itself over the internet, and in turn eliminate net neutrality because they are regulators of content. You could say on behalf of ISPs.

    Yes, ISPs do represent natural monopolies, and that's another reason that they should only be in control of the connections, not the content.

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

    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.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    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?
    Ya, you pay for access to the pipes, and in some cases a premium for more data flow, part of the cost of hosting video is in uploading that video, and so that cost is factored into the price of membership. The cable company ISPs charge a HUGE PREMIUM relative to the money put into maintenance and expansion of the grid, so that cost is covered...


    All this is is a money grab.... While killing free speech as we know it.

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

    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

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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.
    They already do that for non business, I pay $53 a month for slow, if I want the fastest, it costs $30 more.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    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
    Thanks for the link!

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