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  1. gd9tsd9tas9sa9

    gd9tsd9tas9sa9 New Member Banned User

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    Internet speeds might slow down
    We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

    BY*MARVIN AMMORINet neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it.Once upon a time, companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others declared a war on the internet’s foundational principle: that its networks should be “neutral†and users don’t need anyone’s permission to invent, create, communicate, broadcast, or share online. The neutral and level playing field provided bypermissionless innovation*has empowered all of us with the freedom to express ourselves and innovate online without having to*seek the permission*of a remote telecom executive.But today, that freedom won’t survive much longer if a federal court — the second most powerful court in the nation behind the Supreme Court, the DC Circuit — is set to strike down the nation’s net neutrality law, a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010. Some will claim the new solution “splits the baby†in a way that somehow doesn’t kill net neutrality and so we should be grateful. But make no mistake: Despite eight years of public and political activism by multitudes fighting for*freedom*on the internet, a court decision may soon take it away.
     
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    i'm totally confused about what "net neutrality" means. can one of our esteemed members explain it all to us? but try to be neutral....if it means more gov't interference, it's not a good thing because it would obviously infringe on our freedoms but maybe i'm missing something.
     
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    you usually are
     
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    Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on theInternet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication.
     
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    I'm not reading all that. :no:
     
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    Boil it down to a way to tax you on information services over the WWW.
     
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    In a nutshell
    It means that they could begin charging users or companys by usage or more likly sell bandwith to the highest bidder and the little guys will suffer. The Gov is going to let the providers run wild with no regulations
     
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    the internet is the enemy of governments- and their need to control information- here, and worldwide. Sooner or later they will fix that little problem.
     
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    net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes*Ht.Once upon
     
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    it.Once upon a time, companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others declared a war on the internet’s foundational principle: that its networks should be “neutral” and users don’t need anyone’s permission to invent, create, communicate, broadcast, or share online.*
     
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    What this means it yet to be decided without Goverment Regulations
     
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    Here's a perfect example.

    Many of the ISPs are also content providers. Therefore, if you have Comcast internet, your streaming of Netflix is in direct competition with its streaming service. Without Net Neutrality, Comcast or any ISP could shape traffic and bandwidth to give preference to their services. It's complete bullshit of course since you are paying a premium for the service. Thus the problem with media conglomeration.
     
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    :bigcry:
     
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    OK, my landline, cable and wifi are all provided by comcast with the exception of my ipad which is wifi and 3(or 4G) and that's provided by verizon. could comcast (or verizon) charge me extra for time spent on internet or going to certain sites?

    and how would if affect dawg and this site???? this seems to cut across politics also.
    is there any benefit to the consumer?
     
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    isabella VIP Extreme Gold

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    but didn't howard say the merger would benefit all of us? as far as i'm concerned, monopolies are bad...and that's where this seems to be heading.
     
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    No.
     
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    No, it's not creating monopolies. It's letting the service providers play favorites with some sites while discouraging the use of others via throttling speeds and shit. So now people won't simply be paying for access, they'll be paying for access that benefit's the ISP's interest.