Seriously? 10 people are against this? I don't want to live on this planet anymore
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Last I checked, if I'm paying for a certain amount of bandwidth...why exactly should Netflix be charged or stuck in a "slow lane" for providing that content? So I have to pay twice for the same bandwidth? My monthly fee as well as higher Netflix fees that get passed on to me? Comcast gets paid double for providing me the same service? Sounds great for the Cable companies and horrible for everyone else.
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“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
I support net neutrality because I believe in a free market of content and ideas.
absolutely. i see no benefit to relegating startups and the smaller sites that i enjoy to the slow lane, where they'll languish. DP would be adversely affected as well, since we can't afford to pay for preferential data treatment. **** that.Do you support Net Neutrality?
You seem to have no idea how the internet works or how one's internet service works. If if someone pays for a 100 megabit per second download rate from their ISP then that individual will not be able to exceed a 100 megabits per second download rate regardless if that person connects to debatepolitis, netflix, or any other website.Netflix just like everyone else pays for a certain download and upload speed.Netflix, just like many websites pay for a higher upload and download speed than every one does so that they can handle more users.If a ISP's bandwidth is getting bogged down it is because that ISP sold more than what they are capable of delivering.
"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
Poll too simple.
I don't know whether I support it or not cause I don't know what it is, exactly.
I DO support a neutral internet, wherein traffic is only limited by the physical infrastructure it travels on (and of course, traffic volume, but issues due to traffic volume are caused by physical infrastructure limitations).
Specifically, I do not consider it acceptable for my or anyone else's connection speed to be throttled depending on the origin or content of the traffic on said connection.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
However, in Netflix's case. It uses 1 GB/Hr. Remember Cell Phone plans start at only 2GBs for data not including promotions. Family plans start at 10 or maybe 20 depending on your carrier. So you can't watch much Netflix on Phone's service. Got it? Good. Now, most ISPs have monthly data caps at around, 350 GB. That's a lot!!!! Before all of this streaming stuff. No one hit the data caps, though they did exist. You couldn't reach it! It was impossible even with illegal downloads. Now however, lets say you watch Netflix 8 hours a day for 30 days. You would use up 240 GB of data!!!! That's nearly 70% of all your data, for ONE device! If you have a family, or younger kids, or teenagers at home. You can easily break the barrier. Verizon sends out notifications when you reach your limit at 75% and 90% levels. Then they start to slow down your internet until the next cycle.
This is what happens when you create a really great website that everyone wants to use all the time. Things slow down and they clog up. So you see, Netflix isn't the Slow lane. Netflix is clogging up the pipe everyone else uses for everything else!!! They HAVE to and do pay for the fast lanes especially during peak hours. Unless you can figure out some other solution, this is the only way that will work.
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