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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    this is not quite comparable, If there is an advertised that I can get a 100mb line, it should not be hidden that if I use more than 60% of that bandwith I will be throttled.
    Only if you go over or close to being over, or with copyrighted material. This is all plainly stated with any ISP. It is extremely hard for the average user to get their usage up to the data cap ISPs provide. Cell phone plans w/4G are different.
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Seriously? 10 people are against this? I don't want to live on this planet anymore

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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Only if you go over or close to being over, or with copyrighted material. This is all plainly stated with any ISP. It is extremely hard for the average user to get their usage up to the data cap ISPs provide. Cell phone plans w/4G are different.

    Go over what? I am sold a 100mb line, I should be able to use 100mb at will. Over what?
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    Seriously? 10 people are against this? I don't want to live on this planet anymore



    The question asked isn't stating whether one supports treating all internet traffic equally, or handing it all over to the government to control the equality. there are two "net neutralities" on the table.
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    So should banks not be able to charge for late charges/fees/interest rates? If the user uses a substantial amount of bandwidth they should be charged more. Therefore, since Netflix uses the MOST amount of bandwidth than any other site, besides a select few. They should get charged more. If it works on the consumer end then it should work on the business end too!
    Cable companies already do that in some areas...cable companies do, and still would be able to charge customers for varying levels of data usage.

    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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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    I support net neutrality because I believe in a free market of content and ideas.

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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Do you support Net Neutrality?
    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.

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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    So should banks not be able to charge for late charges/fees/interest rates? If the user uses a substantial amount of bandwidth they should be charged more. Therefore, since Netflix uses the MOST amount of bandwidth than any other site, besides a select few. They should get charged more. If it works on the consumer end then it should work on the business end too!

    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.
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    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.
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    Re: Do you support Net Neutrality?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    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.
    Ugh. If you want to compare sites. At least compare sites that work in similar ways. A good idea is HULU VS Netflix. Not DP VS Netflix. This is a fundamental problem with people who don't understand the NN debate. They DON'T understand how Data operates. So let me explain. If you spend all day on DP that means you will only use Kilobytes of data going back and forth between pages, and texts. Since that's all this site does. No Video, and barely any pics. You will be able to browse the internet quite smoothly on 100 MB especially if you can routinely connect to wifi.

    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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