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originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Aazadan
To paraphrase, if I understand correctly, you are saying:
You trust the vast majority of corporations who are allied with an unelected committee operating on secret orders from the executive branch.
Can you not see what possible harm there could be?
No, but I trust that if we keep the market open and fair, and that control of the networks remains somewhat in control of the people that the internet will remain well off.
To play devil's advocate for the moment, I do believe that Verizon raises some legitimate points, most notably that it's unfair for Netflix to use up 50% of their total bandwidth pushing the remaining 99.999% of customers to divvy up the remainder. As streaming video grows this problem will only get worse.
This is an issue that we need to address, but attacking Net Neutrality isn't the way to go about doing that.