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Originally posted by synaptic
Net neutrality is a good thing. It means everyone is treated equally on the net.
Right-wingers hate it because is stinks of "socialism omg!"
But if you want to set up a small blog you get equal treatment to a giant like Microsoft.
This FCC ruling is good for phone-line broadband.
Unfortunately thanks to Google, wireless cell phone broadband will NOT be neutral, meaning corporate favoritism.
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
This will backfire. Millions of net users, like me, will simply walk away if these type of money grubbing tactics come into play. Big Business already makes me sick, I will be damned if they get a single extra penny out of me for using the web.
We will see an upsurge in magazines and book sales, once they start rolling on the greed.
Originally posted by buddhasystem
Originally posted by SWCCFAN
Well This is a start. Now that they have taken that first inch they will not stop.
While a disagree with a dumb-@ss pronouncement that capitalism is a panacea of some sort, I do believe that it will work its magic this time.
There is tons of bandwidth in this country. A smart person would buy lots of dark fiber and charge a flat fee for all. And become a billionaire in the process.
Originally posted by c1172558
Net neutrality is great. It stops corporations from getting faster speeds than everyone else.
In this ruling, the FCC has maintained net neutrality for wired internet. So that's good.
Wireless is open game for corporations. So that's bad.
The main people against net neutrality are right-wing fascists like Fox News and Alex Jones.