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FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: Lurker1

true, if there was less of a monopoly on service that might actually work




posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6




This is not the "control of information" any more than a store deciding not to carry books by a certain publisher is


It simply transporting packets. They are not warehousing product.

The rest of that post is a crock also. Greed is destroying the internet.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: burdman30ott6



This is not the "control of information" any more than a store deciding not to carry books by a certain publisher is


It simply transporting packets. They are not warehousing product.

The rest of that post is a crock also. Greed is destroying the internet.


That is really the best way to put it and it is f'ing disgusting.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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Well, since the other thread closed right as I was posting, lost my thoughts. So, in short:
Basically this has come to a head and am not seeing any positives of yet to countering this. Though, similarly, the net helped to beat SOPA, PIPA, etc., for example. This time it's been so wrapped up media wise, partisan wise, corruption wise, etc, it's going to make a for a bigger challenge. If one hasn't already, writing your Reps might bring the topic up more, as some are discussing it right now.

Also, doubting sites such as this would survive, as well as the more independent streaming sites, to online gaming. This is due to the packaging as well as the limiting on gigs.
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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
We must do all we can to preserve Net Neutrality in order for consumers to have free, equal access to information as much as possible, without telecommunication powerhouses regulating who sees what and how much.


And what happens if the government, for example, says "we need to do x to protect the internet from "fake news", and starts shutting things down? Who then decides what fake news is? What if Trump had tried to use NN and the FCC to shut down CNN on the basis of fake news?
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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

Government would just call it "The Freedom of Speech" Act.

And then tell you want they want you to post!




posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 10:51 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Wardaddy454

Government would just call it "The Freedom of Speech" Act.

And then tell you want they want you to post!



Or maybe "The Fairness Doctrine"?



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Can't we make a new one?

Not me, I mean. I don't know how. But I think there are people who do.


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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 11:34 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: roadgravel

Can't we make a new one?

Not me, I mean. I don't know how. But I think there are people who do.



A new internet infrastructure?



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

I dunno. Maybe.
Maybe something running in parallel. Somehow.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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The big part is the cost of the equipment. Seems we would end up in the same place we are now.

I am waiting for the push to kill the peer to peer apps like bitcoin. Cutting out the monopolies of resources removes big profits.

The bottom line is who controls the wires and air waves controls the internet in a small to large way. What we are seeing is the play for bigger control being made.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: Phage

I don't know the complexities, but I've hear block chain type delivery systems may remedy.... That being said I'm sure you'd lose some latency between multiple packet transactions, but faster speeds and fios may mitigate that.



posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 12:07 AM
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What we are seeing is the play for bigger control being made.
Indeed. Ma Bell rises! She's alive! She's alive!

You know what its really about though, right?
Obama liked it so it must die! Die. Neutrality bad! Die!


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posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 12:12 AM
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Build our own internet? Hmmm


There has never been a better time to start your own internet service provider, leverage the publicly available fiber backbone, or build political support for new, local-government owned networks. For the last several months, Motherboard has been chronicling the myriad ways communities passed over by big telecom have built their own internet networks or have partnered with small ISPs who have committed to protecting net neutrality to bring affordable high speed internet to towns and cities across the country.

A future in which ISPs are owned by local governments, small businesses, nonprofit community groups, and the people they serve are the path forward and the only realistic way of ending big telecom’s stranglehold on America.

n Detroit, the Equitable Internet Initiative is building community-owned wireless internet infrastructure in towns that big telecom won’t touch. Hundreds of towns have built their own internet service providers. Rural communities are putting wireless internet antennas on top of mountains, grain silos, and tall trees. The fastest internet connections in the United States are provided by local governments, not big telecom. In Southern California, Tribal Digital Village is using unused television spectrum to deliver internet. All over the country, big telecom is being rejected and subverted, and you do not need to have a pile of money, an army of lawyers, or a degree in network engineering to take action.


But then won't the feds(FCC) come along and make independent isp-ers illegal somehow?
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posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 06:22 AM
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Does this mean that if I went directly to a web page by typing in the web address that potentially my ISP could block that website and not let me view it? Pardon my ignorance, but Is this what could happen?



posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 06:54 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
I found this:



Check it out, you have to pay extra for things like Netflix or even Steam. Hell, you have to pay extra for pretty much everything. With all that is available on the internet, how can anyone afford that?

Did you notice reddit is available only at the highest tier?



posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
Does this mean that if I went directly to a web page by typing in the web address that potentially my ISP could block that website and not let me view it? Pardon my ignorance, but Is this what could happen?

Yes. Just like on cable you can't get 'premium' channels unless you pay the premium price.

Thats the whole idea of deregulation, the more information and participation you want the more its going to cost.

De facto censorship under the guise of 'Neutrality'.



posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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There is a new generation of inexpensive wireless LEO satellite service in the works. Uses just a pod on the roof rather than a dish. Even if this gets delayed till 2019 it would probably resolve the monopoly issues that are the result of having a limited number of providers. The expensive infrastructure is justified due to the cost of support for fiber and copper terrestrial lines.

Services like WOW are probably looking into the cost of switching over to completely wireless replacement of their infrastructure for new customers.



posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: Cauliflower
a reply to: Phage

There is a new generation of inexpensive wireless LEO satellite service in the works. Uses just a pod on the roof rather than a dish. Even if this gets delayed till 2019 it would probably resolve the monopoly issues that are the result of having a limited number of providers. The expensive infrastructure is justified due to the cost of support for fiber and copper terrestrial lines.

Services like WOW are probably looking into the cost of switching over to completely wireless replacement of their infrastructure for new customers.



You know what though? That would be like trying to run an independent newspaper. The majors won't allow it on the grounds of Copyright, 'competition' (Monopoly) and the Propaganda department will limit the dissemination of truth that goes against the official line.



posted on Nov, 22 2017 @ 07:22 AM
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Further:
Anyone rememebr the period of time when Cable TV was one package? You paid for one service that allowed access to 1500 channels, including all the premiums like HBO and Showtime, and friggin local channels from around the world?

Then , shazam, they broke it up into tiered packages, only the most expensive service included what everyone used to enjoy under one umbrella.


IOW Cable used to be more 'neutral', regarding access, but became more selective about what people can view.

By comparison, those that can't afford cable at all, get broadcast tv. Ewww...

Then theres "Basic", all the way up to top tier.

Then theres those that don't care, don't have a TV. Just like theres those that don't care about a computer or interwebz.

Maybe thats a good thing, sort of.

How addicted are we become to the internet. The 'inter' part is interactive, the rest is just 'net' or network. Like Cable 'Network'.



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