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Net neutrality day of action: Today

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posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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So, today is the Net Neutrality day of action. I though I would have seen more posts about this subject in the ATS live feed but just wanted to post this so we don't forget. The article notes the companies and groups that have unified to protest against the FCC’s possible decision on net neutrality.


Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU.

Link to the article

I would hate to see a world that corporations could block a individual from viewing specific internet content, or charge extra for access to selected websites.

So today, voice your option on this subject on social media. To help the fight you can send a letter to the FCC here: www.battleforthenet.com...

First time creating a thread.

Thank you,

~Morpheus




posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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We have to support this; keeping the internet treated as it currently is, is one of those good government regulations.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: eNumbra
We have to support this; keeping the internet treated as it currently is, is one of those good government regulations.

Agreed!
Everyone star and flag this to the top!
Thanks op.

edit on 12-7-2017 by JAY1980 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: MorpheusUSA


I would hate to see a world that corporations could block a individual from viewing specific internet content, or charge extra for access to selected websites.

Its about money. Which tiered package are you paying for? Are you flying first class? Or rowing with the rest of the slaves?

As long as there are wealthy, arrogant people they're will always be a cry for 'special' treatment.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: eNumbra

I agree; it's fine as it is.

I don't have much faith in the current FCC chair, though. Considering he was behind a lot of the Clinton-era deregulation that gave us the media monopolies (or rather, worsened) we have today.



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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I voted!



posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
Its about money. Which tiered package are you paying for? Are you flying first class? Or rowing with the rest of the slaves?

As long as there are wealthy, arrogant people they're will always be a cry for 'special' treatment.


There's already tiered packages, that's not what Net Neutrality is about. Net Neutrality is about charging you for letting you get your data both on and off the network.

If anything, it undermines the concept of speed tiers because you can have a fast internet connection, but if your destination isn't on an approved list with your ISP, you're never going to see that speed. In a way it's like the ISP is going to start charging you for a higher speed but then never delivering on the deal.
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posted on Jul, 12 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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I wholeheartedly agree with net neutrality, but there are some out there who have been convinced that it is best to let the corporations throttle and piece out the internet.

No one here, yet, though!

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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: MorpheusUSA




So today, voice your option on this subject on social media. To help the fight you can send a letter to the FCC here: www.battleforthenet.com

Yes, real opinions need to be added to counter the anti NN shill bots that steal people's names.
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Disagree, its more like censorship promoted as class, which we are all conditioned to since childhood."What class you in , how are your grades, did you pass your class, are you upper class?

For instance, business class CEOs already fly in lear jets, not jet liners. They have a whole different part of the airport, hotel or restaurant altogether. This isn't advertised, but understood by those on the elite gravy train that they will automatically get 'better' treatment.

You've seen the film Titanic with Decaprio, I love that movie because they expose that 'upper' classmanship beautifully (why not, that era is dead... or is it?).

The control of access to the web ins't about everyone being treated equal, its more about relegating those 'alternative' opinions to a slower less populated place, so that they aren't as widely circulated.

As far as different class of internet, big gubment, big business , banking and the authorities already have that on wholly separate channels. You can tell when you look at communications towers and see all the different dishes and antennas up there. We don't have access to most of those 'channels'.

There is no 'neutrality, only access limiting i/e., censorship. If they have their way, ultimately we go back to the days before internet, when all mass media was one way, top down from TV, radio and newspapers. This net neutrality BS is one step in that direction...

look at all thsoe 'webs'



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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British, so it doesn't affect me..... Yet. Flagged to get it seen as the last thing anyone wants is a 'controlled' internet.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: MorpheusUSA

It has never happened before so we don't know if they would do it. If they do it then we can react if they don't then this is a whole waste of time. In cases like this u can sit back and relax rather than give the government more power to censor the internet.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 02:30 PM
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Speaking of my comment about countering the anti side, this issue has become even more tricky:

"AT&T’s ‘support’ for net neutrality means tricking customers to fight against it"



AT&T has a series of pre-written messages that you can email out after filling in some personal details, like your name, phone number, and address. The messages aren’t editable. And it turns out, there are several different versions of them — The Verge has seen nine so far. In many cases, if you’re not reading carefully, it’s easy to miss what they’re really about.

Here’s a sampling of excerpts:

.“There is a right way and a wrong way to preserve the concept of an open internet. I am in favor of protecting the open internet with legislation.”

.“I agree with the FCC that it doesn’t make sense to apply an 80 year-old regulatory scheme to the internet.”

.“While I support the FCC’s work to get rid of the rules that were harming the internet economy, I believe the only way to permanently guarantee an open internet is by Congress creating a law.”

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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

None of that has anything to do with Net Neutrality though. What you're referring to is bandwidth allocation. Net Neutrality has to do with how servers process information, not how fast they recieve it.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: MorpheusUSA

I didn't notice anything out of the norm. Business as usual for me. Only those who visited Porn Hub would have been affected.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 04:44 AM
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huh? I get E-mails from a group about this.
I I did not know about it?

They kept this quiet



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 05:12 AM
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originally posted by: MorpheusUSA
So, today is the Net Neutrality day of action. I though I would have seen more posts about this subject in the ATS live feed but just wanted to post this so we don't forget. The article notes the companies and groups that have unified to protest against the FCC’s possible decision on net neutrality.


Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU.

Link to the article

I would hate to see a world that corporations could block a individual from viewing specific internet content, or charge extra for access to selected websites.

So today, voice your option on this subject on social media. To help the fight you can send a letter to the FCC here: www.battleforthenet.com...

First time creating a thread.

Thank you,

~Morpheus


It can be argued that SOME traffic ought to have right of way over other traffic. Remote surgeries, etc. better have better QOS than somebody watching GOT or a twitch stream. Really.

No matter what change may come to regulations, we can all bet at least one bottom dollar it will be used to sneak in something more sinister - in the guise of being for "the common good", but really increasing surveillance, etc.

It's never as straight forward as it seems.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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originally posted by: TheWisestCumbrian
British, so it doesn't affect me..... Yet. Flagged to get it seen as the last thing anyone wants is a 'controlled' internet.



Actually apparently it will affect we Brits, along with the rest of the world. I'm not sure how, but I saw an item on the tv the other day talking about how net neutrality in the US has knock on effects for the rest of us around the world.

So yes, American friends, please oppose this with all your might.



posted on Jul, 14 2017 @ 06:42 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: intrptr

None of that has anything to do with Net Neutrality though. What you're referring to is bandwidth allocation. Net Neutrality has to do with how servers process information, not how fast they recieve it.

I disagree. I saw the advent of cable tv, no advertising, un edited movies, 24 hour news and sports, and MTV...

Thing is as soon as it becomes popular they want to cut it up, add crap channels, advertising, editing and censorship and still charge more and more for less and less information.

The internet will go the same way, due to money grubbing corporations that want to sell you crap, charge you for their ads and sideline (censor) negative or alternate opinions.

But they have to do that gradually (just like they did Cable TV) and in stages, so people don't notice or complain as much, all the while defending their actions and making believe they are improving the 'service', just like you are doing.



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