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originally posted by: Tempter
I sit in a fairly high technology position at one of the worlds largest companies. I think I have a better than most understanding of technology and the internet and how it shapes our world today.
With that said, Net Neutrality (NN) has only been a law for just under 1000 days. 1000 days. The Internet has been around in modern format for over 9604 days.
What happened for the first ~8600 days before NN?
Can anyone link to me some POSITIVE effects from NN being implemented that has made a tangible difference to us as consumers?
And finally a question for you, the proponent of NN: Is a nuetral Internet one that the government isn't involved in?
Thanks to the actions of certain corporations and governments, net neutrality is under threat. Instead of being seen as a public utility, it is becoming more of a product. As highlighted by Quartz, Portugal – a nation with no net neutrality protective laws in place – may be a vision of a dark future in this sense.
MEO, a Lisbon-based telecommunications company, is taking advantage of the lack of regulations. They’re now offering packages at different prices that give their customers varying levels of access to the Web. If you pay a few euros per month, you just get to use messaging apps; a bit more, and you can use Facebook more, or perhaps Netflix more.
originally posted by: Autorico
a reply to: Ranger351
We have maple syrup manufacturing in Quebec. Paying Amazon or having to sit through a vid of some french person. Tough choice.