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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I support its sentiment... but declaring the internet as a public entity and such makes me worried that people implementing net neutrality is not genuine and will abuse the power for increased government control of the internet.
    I think you misread something somewhere. The internet is not being touched. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would be what's being classified as "common carriers," not public entities, and thus would be prevent from discriminating against the data they carry.

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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    I have no problem in theory with the basic definition of net neutrality - that ISPs should treat all data moving across their networks equally. ISPs should also treat their own content the same as everyone else's. Anything else is essentially anti competitve. No idea how you achieve that in the real world.

    Caveat. Not having a background in network engineering I don't know that that is technically the best way to run a network which may also complicate the picture.
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    I have no problem in theory with the basic definition of net neutrality - that ISPs should treat all data moving across their networks equally. ISPs should also treat their own content the same as everyone else's. Anything else is essentially anti competitve. No idea how you achieve that in the real world.

    Caveat. Not having a background in network engineering I don't know that that is technically the best way to run a network which may also complicate the picture.
    Without getting into all the technical terms. It is impossible to run the internet the way these people want it to be run. I would love to watch one of the advocates try and fail to start an ISP, using this business model. It will not end well for them.
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Without getting into all the technical terms. It is impossible to run the internet the way these people want it to be run. I would love to watch one of the advocates try and fail to start an ISP, using this business model. It will not end well for them.
    All the ISPs in Canada do and have been for a long time.

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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    No.

    I do not support anything that gets in the way of private companies running their businesses anyway they wish (short of health/safety, environmental impacts and breaking 'basic' laws).

    If big, cable companies favor one group over another...tough. Then don't use that company and find an alternative.
    If they are corrupting your representatives, then don't vote for them.

    I cannot see anyone dying because their cable bill is a bit higher or their download speeds are a little slower.

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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    All the ISPs in Canada do and have been for a long time.
    Really? I don't live in Canada but from what I've been able to research, in a small amount of time is that they are looking into if ISPs are throttling data. So for you to suggest that they treat data equally is pretty reaching. If you were suggesting that Canada does monitor internet bandwidth just to check if ISPs are throttling data, than that is extremely different from what these advocates are saying on this site. The advocates here, seem to want an all inclusive law. The government should monitor internet traffic, to make sure ISPs are NOT throttling data purposely (some already have come to the conclusion that they are). Then, if they are, the ISPs should be punished for as of yet unwritten crimes. What those crimes are, how the ISPs are punished, and the repercussions of those acts are yet to be determined by either Canada or the US
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This expresses my position pretty well. I support the concept of network neutrality, but I don't support the proposed regulation and classification as a utility of the present Network Neutrality proposal.

    Some are of the position that the present Network Neutrality proposal is the only way to regain network neutrality that we had before the court decision, but I'm not certain nor convinced of that, and I'm also not convinced that just because of this court ruling that the concept of network neutrality is under threat. Yeah, OK, maybe I'm naive on that, but right now, that's where I'm at.
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Really? I don't live in Canada but from what I've been able to research, in a small amount of time is that they are looking into if ISPs are throttling data. So for you to suggest that they treat data equally is pretty reaching. If you were suggesting that Canada does monitor internet bandwidth just to check if ISPs are throttling data, than that is extremely different from what these advocates are saying on this site. The advocates here, seem to want an all inclusive law. The government should monitor internet traffic, to make sure ISPs are NOT throttling data purposely (some already have come to the conclusion that they are). Then, if they are, the ISPs should be punished for as of yet unwritten crimes. What those crimes are, how the ISPs are punished, and the repercussions of those acts are yet to be determined by either Canada or the US
    Well here the internet is regulated by the CRTC, investigations into throttling are started due to complaints against the ISP either by normal consumers or companies like Netflix. The last case of throttling in Canada was committed by Rogers who throttled gaming data, people complained, Rogers was investigated, then fined.

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