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News US FCC votes to repeal net neutrality legislation

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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    Will anyone ever be held to account for conspiring to pervert the course of justice, (or in this case, the changing of a law)?

    Nah...
     
  4. Chicken76

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    Well, this'll make 'Merica great again, won't it?
     
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    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I would piss myself if ISPs eventually start charging to view Twitter and Trump lost the audience for his nonsense, he might even have to start taking his job seriously.
     
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    I am very glad it has been done away with.
     
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    ...because...? Any clarification on that statement, because I'm not entirely sure how the end of net neutrality is good for anyone other than ISPs?
     
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    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    IIRC they're saying it's not even good for them, i may have mixed them up but i think remembering some of the larger ISP have said they'll challenge/fight the FCC's decision.

    EDIT: Apologies i did mix them up, it's The Internet Association, a trade group that represents big tech firms such as Google and Facebook, who said their considering a legal challenge.
     
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    Not sure I follow your train of thought.
     
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    He owns an ISP in America. :D
     
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    I have a choice between two, as the others don't compete in my area. I can either use Cox (which I do) with cable for Internet and TV, or I can choose AT&T which uses DSL ...

    My bill is $80 a month for just the internet as well.

    I can't believe they got rid of it, but on the bright side: only 3 more years to new elections where it may get reversed.
     
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    I would have thought the ones in real trouble are anything with copyright issues and the lesser sites. So netflix will negotiate a deal, the end user will have to pay $$$ for it but it'll work. However, say peer to peer transfer - basically anything that big content (i.e. tv/movie/music studios) doesn't like the look of - is completely screwed. As big content hates most of the internet because it's making it harder for them to fleece customers that will be a lot of sites.

    Also any smaller company will be up against it, they aren't big enough to negotiate with big content or the ISP's like someone like netflix can, so they will get either throttled or charged though the roof - either way means they can't compete with the big boys so they go under. Hence competition dies.
     
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    It isn't that straight forward, because ISPs aren't necessarily just ISPs.
    For example Comcast owns a 30% stake in Hulu, so Comcast has an interest in making sure Hulu competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime video and so on get the worst possible deal.
    Essentially what it means is even big companies can get screwed.
     
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    It doesn't need to actually stop sales, just for them to think it might. These aren't nice guys - if they even think it might cost them money they will shut it down if they can. There's also plenty of file sharing sites with lots of legal stuff and some illegal stuff. They will get stamped on.

    Didn't know that, makes it even worse ...
     
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    I am a Libertarian that believes in Free Market Capitalism. And many Americans don't have a choice because of state government, not federal. But Title 2 is not good.

    https://techpolicycorner.org/net-neutrality-v-title-ii-explained-3ad8d576a50a
     
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