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Why You NEED to Care About Net Neutrality

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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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Why You NEED to Care About Net Neutrality


www.foxnews.com

Thanks for watching that YouTube video! That will be 50 cents, please.

Sound unrealistic? It's actually fairly likely, thanks to a ruling handed down Tuesday by the FCC that will allow Internet service providers to charge customers based on the amount of bandwidth they use. And some argue that it's the greatest threat to freedom we face today.

Welcome to the complex world of net neutrality.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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Seems like internet providers have found another way to release you of your burden of Hard earned cash.
This should surely be something that people need to care about, Because its just another way of limiting the internet to those who have money.
I dont know if this Apply's to the Uk yet, But then again The Uk's porn flow is been restricted. (Thats probably why my fathers hording it under the bottom draw on his desk)
And he thinks a dont know....



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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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in every single discussion for the last 10 years I have taken part in, and in every bill I have seen introduced, net neutrality protects the user from tiered service...

What has changed that suddenly makes net neutrality a bad thing (hint, its in its name)

and a faux noise opinion piece is not relevant..they are corporate owned spinmeisers and flat out liars to further a corporate agenda...

So, can someone please point me to the relevant factual based in reality information of what has changed then to make the passing of net neutrality a bad thing?

I know that from the news (not fox facist network), the measure has been slaughtered to allow wireless companies such as comcast and verison to create package crap..but this bill passed protects the non-wireless customers. Why was wireless sent to the slaughterhouse? That of course can be traced pretty easily.

Its a weak bill that doesn't go far enough to ensure neutrality..it has been the endless firing squad of the right wing that wants to give the net over to corporations for their tier plans and not have big brother demand that the internet remain equal...and so yes, alot has been damaged due to the endless spinning of the right puppet politicians as they line their pockets.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:07 PM
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BTW, flagging this thread because even though the OPs is way out of line and promoting a lie, the subject itself is really freaking important and always has been.

Even if the opening statement is verifiably false, the subject matter needs to be researched and stood up by everyone whom enjoys a unfettered internet. I tried to make a thread a few days ago on this to little avail because the spin is great on this...it truely is a showdown between the media (especially right wing corporatists) trying to block small websites and control content, and the people demanding things remain neutral and non-tiered.

Almost all old school corporations want the internet put into the hands of the corporations exclusively with no regulations from the government so they can shut down all the mom and pops that threaten their business...and you can see a focused effort by said corporations and paid off media twisting this to make it a reality...this is one of the few areas where government must have crushing power over corporations to keep things free.
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:13 PM
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Its nice to see another thing that used to be free (well technically speaking minus your ISP cost) will be chargeable.

Just like paying use the toilet on Ryanair flights or having to buy sachets of tomato sauce in a fast food outlet. It seems to be all the little things that the governments and companies think they can get away with charging for "Oh no one will notice if we make them pay to withdraw their money from an ATM"

Imagine how this will affect the facebook addicts - 5p to view a profile.

I will be looking forward to my pay rise to compensate for the ever rising costs of living these days....Fat chance!
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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The fact that the Internet is free is precisely what makes these companies so much money. Do you think they don't know this? Charging for YT or FB will only see their profits decline. Not gonna happen.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
The fact that the Internet is free is precisely what makes these companies so much money. Do you think they don't know this? Charging for YT or FB will only see their profits decline. Not gonna happen.


With proper net neutrality in place, that will not happen

however, if it was removed, and corporate takeover of the net happened...do you honestly think that old school media has nothing to gain by killing off youtube, random free entertainment

What about large media corporations view on getting all the news online for free...

what about say, even facebook and their view on the next big thing in a few years that will make facebook go the way of myspace or the few other social networks that had their day

etc etc...supporting net neutrality is critical, even if it is a bitter pill to swallow by also supporting government protectionism.

Better the FCC than Microsoft...the FCC is run by constitutional rights...corporations could care less about that.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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The Internet doesnt need changing or regulation. It should flourish of its own accord. Period.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
corporate takeover of the net happened..


Nonsense. No entity can "take over" the Internet. The Internet consists of Billions of entities.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Definately, its just a shame that it cant essentially flourish to its maximum potential with the growing restrictions and Previous restrictions it place.
The internet should be available to everyone without great cost, Its a brillaint asset to humanity

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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating

Originally posted by SaturnFX
corporate takeover of the net happened..


Nonsense. No entity can "take over" the Internet. The Internet consists of Billions of entities.


All controlled now by a few super entity providers

I imagine your contract with your cell phone provider is through a no name company..oh, right...they don't exist
Well, surely your using a mom and pop style ISP...oh, right, they have gone the way of the dodo for the most part also

ya...nobody owns the internet..but there are definately people whom own the doorways to and from.

net neutrality demands the door remains open for all



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
net neutrality demands the door remains open for all


Yes, Im paying my ISP a small monthly fee, because they are providing a service to me.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX


net neutrality demands the door remains open for all


"!net neutrality" is another word for regulating something that is working just fine without regulation. Anyway, its too late, I think the ruling has already been made.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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Uhh we already have this. Pretty much every ISP out there (at least in this country) have limits and charge you if you want more, and can limit the speed to any service (peer to peer, streaming, http, ftp etc...) whenever they want. It's all in their TOS/Fair use policies.

Sucks, but what can you do. Businesses will be businesses. However, what you do have to ensure is that there is still competition, no monopolies. Hopefully it should at least drive the cost of this bandwidth down.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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At least this is the only thing they allowed. They won't be able to block sites, or prioritize them.
www.scientificamerican.com...

If there wasn't monopolies in certain areas it might not be so bad, companies competing for the cheapest access.. but that probably won't happen..



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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You say the FCC maybe run by constitutional rights? You must be joking right? Where in the constitution are we given the ability to "regulate" and control anything related to a free press, eg phones, tv and now internet? Just because something was not around in 1776 doesn't mean the government can do whatever it wants with it....this was the same kind of thinking that gave the governemnt the nuclear bomb. they did it to protect our freedoms, in retrospect it seems more stupid for people that are hailed as geniuses to hand their technology over to generals....the last thing anyone wanting freedom would do would be to hand over their methods of speech to a government....we might as well cut our own throats.....so we intend to protect ourselves from the evil media companies that profit from our use of their technologies? And we plan to hand this technology and communication system over to people that make a living off of bombing and stealing our lives and property under the guise of freeing us and helping us? Neither should have a monopoly....Comcast should shut up and the FCC should zip it before they kill the golden goose and find more peoiple like themselves on unemployment.....unless of course the goal maybe to disempower and unemploy as many as poossible and force them to use a new system fingerprinted and eyescanned ready to manage the downtrodden masses, while the few that can pay sit in a little tower above the horde of heavily monitored humans or what once were humans before the dictatorship came into power in 08 to make american more like the rest of the world, more poor and less free to bring about equality..




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