net neutrality.....what is it about?

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  1. isabella

    isabella VIP Extreme Gold

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    the internet works just fine. why are they fixing something that isn't broken.....any time the federal gov't gets involved confusion and chaos ensue.
    will thin help the average consumer or put more constraints on our freedom of speech?


    what does dawg think of this....is it good for this site. somehow, i don't think it is.
     
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    The corporations that provide the "backbone" to the Net want to offer a "premium" lane, ie, turn the Net into the shit we see on television by relegating ordinary traffic to lesser channels/speeds while utter garbage like E! and whatever's on tv now gets preferential treatment.
     
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    All I know is that Howard will be at the forefront of the technology.

    "Net neutronity is the future of the show, Robin!"
     
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    It is a horrible idea that is 330 pages of regulations that will do nothing of which the easily duped idiots among us hope it will do.

    We must pass it to learn what's in it :artiejj:
     
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    this is what i'm afraid of....more corrupt gov't in our lives.
     
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    how will gov't stop that from happening.
    the internet is free now. i pay comcast for the use of their equipment. i have a feeling this will slow everything down and give the gov't more opportunity for data mining.

    dawg.....what do you think about this??
     
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    The government wants the internet to stay the same, it's Corporate America that wants to take it over, downgrade the quality of your internet connection, then charge you more money for it.
     
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    It sounds good though to many. "Yeah, we get to stick it to the big internet corporation meanies. " But as usual, regulating the internet like a public utility will only lead to shifty service, slower speeds and mediocrity for all :usflag:
     
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    Without net neutrality we will be paying the same for a slower connection. We already pay the most for the slowest internet in the industrialized world.
     
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    Well, you have to admit the gubment has done well regulating the postal service, Amtrak, veterans health care, etc. I can't see any way possible that they could fuck up the capitalistic internet :artiejj:
     
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    This is a consumer protection issue which I have no problem with. Basically if Cable and Internet companies came together and said they'll and set the same prices and promised not to compete with lower prices on each other and offer the same services to their consumers. Monopolizing also. One website gets faster speed than another that can't afford it. Or you have to pay this price for this even though you were promised it at a different price when you originally signed up. And then hidden fees etc. It regulates companies that pull this shit.
     
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    Considering the internet was created by a branch of the government...
     
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    Butcher thought Al Gore created the Internet.
     
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    Edit Mr Pink beat me to it so here is a math problem for your enjoyment.
     
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    It's what JameGumb said. In this case Government regulation is a good thing (for the consumer and those of us who frequent the Shed). Think of it like this, without net neutrality it's up to the service providers who gets the extra bandwith and speed, so a place like The Dawg Shed wont get preferential treatment unless Dawg pays a premium. If not, expect to wait around awhile for the site to load up. Just like the good 'ole days of dial up.
     
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    Don't tell them about GPS, they'll lose their minds.:eek:
     
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    Not me... I believe an earlier incarnation of DARPA (killer robots) created the ARPA net.
     
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