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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?!











    If we would put all of them together at a FEMA Re-education camp they could associate with each other from now until the end of time.

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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)



    I propose that we totally eliminate them and make the internet toll free like most highways in the USA.

    What's wrong with that idea?

    Who would it hurt, other than those who want to make a lot of money off of you, me, and anyone who tries to communicate on this planet?

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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!



    Anyone who wants total freedom to associate can take a rocket trip to Mars.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Net neutrality needs to be amended to the constitution.
    Would you say the same for toll bridges, gas and bread?
    The net costs a lot to provide and it is economically speaking a private good, which is most efficiently supplied via market pricing. How much inefficiency do we want?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    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.


    I would support eliminating all private entities and making the internet a government controlled, taxpayer supported utility with no charges to those who use it.

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

    I'm not big on socialism, so you can imagine how I feel about 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.
    Of course not, but the scumbags won't leave the net alone. Ever. It's just too big and scary for the slimeballs to ignore.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I would support eliminating all private entities and making the internet a government controlled, taxpayer supported utility with no charges to those who use it.
    There are some cities where internet access is free. If I lived in the downtown area of my city, wifi is free.

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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
    Would you say the same for toll bridges, gas and bread?
    The net costs a lot to provide and it is economically speaking a private good, which is most efficiently supplied via market pricing. How much inefficiency do we want?
    It is a right to equal access of data, not necessarily to the internet but that would be nice. It stops companies or other entities form exploiting people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I propose that we totally eliminate them and make the internet toll free like most highways in the USA.

    What's wrong with that idea?

    Who would it hurt, other than those who want to make a lot of money off of you, me, and anyone who tries to communicate on this planet?
    Well, the companies do take on the cost of expanding and maintaining the highway.... So, short of nationalizing the internet grid, that proposal could never be possible.

    Also, running that grid, once it's built is really a negligible cost, relatively speaking, so, it see this as just another cash grab.

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