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    Is net neutrality very important?

    Is net neutrality very important?

    For people who don’t understand what I mean by net neutrality watch this video.

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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    In my opinion crap like that already happens - all the time. . .maybe it already is host-interference?
    How can anyone prove that, anyway?

    All too often I access a page via a search engine - and it doesn't load, loads slow or loads improperly. I presume this is due to crappy search-engines and nothing more. I've taken to habit of directly clicking in the address rather than using an engine as a middle man.

    I'm sure, though, that this guy's point is that it doesn't matter if you go direct or not - what matters is that your host is in the pocket of said website.
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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    In my opinion crap like that already happens - all the time. . .maybe it already is host-interference?
    How can anyone prove that, anyway?

    All too often I access a page via a search engine - and it doesn't load, loads slow or loads improperly. I presume this is due to crappy search-engines and nothing more. I've taken to habit of directly clicking in the address rather than using an engine as a middle man.

    I'm sure, though, that this guy's point is that it doesn't matter if you go direct or not - what matters is that your host is in the pocket of said website.
    Yeah I can't say one way or another there are number of causes of slow internet connection. Your computer, your ISP, other ISPs that your ISP works with and the source/site. But ISPs do have the ability to guide traffic if they are allowed to do that. Fact is these ISP corperations had nothing to do with the creation of the internet.

    I found this video on net neutrality interesting.


    PS: Not related and is only coincidental. Is it me or is this site really really slow sometimes? Seems other sites are very fast compared.
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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    I say it is very important. I pay my cable company for certain amount speed and that this what I expect, the only time it should be slower is because of the person on the other end not because my cable company is restricting access or speed to that site.
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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say it is very important. I pay my cable company for certain amount speed and that this what I expect, the only time it should be slower is because of the person on the other end not because my cable company is restricting access or speed to that site.
    Yeah the government needs to regulate them so that doesn't happen I figure.

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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Yeah the government needs to regulate them so that doesn't happen I figure.
    When it comes to monopolies or businesses that are practically monopolies it should be regulated. Just because I am a conservative does not mean I have to support no regulations and totally unrestricted capitalism and I am sure most conservatives are that way too. Plus there is the danger that allowing a internet company to restrict certain sites as a means to get the consumer to cough up more cash for access to those other sites could interfere with free speech.
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    "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"

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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    As long as the taxpayer subsidizes the cable lines, net neutrality should continue to exist.
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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    Yes it's important. Access to the internet should not be throttled or watered down for any reason, and content should not be censored nor the servers controlled. Humans are at a critical point in their development. We have access to so much information at our finger tips and it's already affecting our social evolution. Cutting off the flow of development that it brings would be a big mistake right now. It's why I don't particularly care for intellectual property laws or throttling download speeds. The information is out there and humanity is benefiting from accessing it.

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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    Net neutrality is, to me, one of the single biggest issues we currently face, topped only by poverty and universal healthcare.

    The internet is the single biggest exchange medium of information and knowledge in human history and it benefits us as a species to have it remain open. Private interests have no business controlling it to make money
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    Re: Is net neutrality very important?

    I seem to stand alone in saying that no, it is not important. The reason why is that we have ISP competition in the local markets. If one of the ISPs started playing this crap, everyone would drop them for the open network provider.

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