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At&T and all the others are just little [censored]es... sad we invented the dam net yet we have one of the slowest and pay the [censored]most for slow speeds
"we" as in USA vs rest of the world? Most places with higher speeds have a much much higher population density or are a much smaller country, making it much easier and justified to run the extra infrastructure to support that speed difference.
Translation: "We want to make sure we can milk our customers AND the providers before we lay more pipe on ya."
oh that's why i couldn't [censored]watch Hulu on our TV today!
If net neutrality is put in place, we'll see more of this. Keep the government out. It screws up everything it touches.
good... now lets all tell google fibre that we want their service so they will expand while at&t dilly dally
randy did you know that the US government payed ISP providers like a billion dollars to build a fibre network across the country and it was never built. the isps pocketed the money and acted like they were the poor widdle vicdums
Please explain to me how net neutrality is a bad thing. The reactions coming from the juggernaut telecoms is obviously a sign that, politics aside, some moderate rules put in place to keep the telecoms from shaping traffic to serve their own interests is not a bad idea.
Sure, some moderate rules would be great. Handing over all the keys to the government is not.
The thing about all of this that is interesting is the fact that the "keys" currently are in the hands of At&t and Comcast which is like letting your 8 year old drive the car for the family vacation. This free economy in some cases especially concerning those two entities is an absolute joke as they have been allowed to buy the whole market out. A non competitive market is no longer a market it is a committee and the committee in our country has strangled that old market to death. If innovation is held at bay for an extended amount of time it will die kind of like the economy in the US where you can no longer innovate and if you're seen doing so 1 of a very very few huge market players in any industry will stop you by either a buyout or a hostile take over. Then when they own your patents they fire you and unless that innovation agrees with their direction and cash flow it will die never to be seen again and nothing can be done.
At this point, it is more than apparent that ISPs can't be trusted to self regulate in a manner that is anything but the pinnacle of greed and self interest. Government oversight and regulation are required, but only the bare minimum necessary to facilitate a free and open internet. I trust the government less than I trust ISPs, but for different reasons. If regulations are passed, it will be necessary to scrutinize the fine print, for certain.
Imo fine print means nothing once the government gets a foot in the door. It is easily reinterpreted and often will be, but always in the government's favor. Also we will be inundated with reports of how broken the system is (which it isn't, although it is far from perfect) and how much more regulation (and black boxes at the ISP level) is temporarily needed to protect us from terrorists until it is fixed, whenever that will be. Plus the cost would go up somewhere. The government nowadays does nothing for free. At least let's wait until after September 2015 to see what the realworld future of the internet will be. Just my thoughts.
Cheers to everyone and wishing all a very merry Christmas. :-)