posted on Jul, 30 2020 @ 09:50 AM
a reply to: SpunGCake
Many claimed that taking away all regulation in regards to net neutrality would somehow make it better for the consumer. As I remember it, the idea
was it would create more competition in the ISP space. Personally, I don't see how that would be the case, but that's not to say I'm right. I'm not in
the industry, so maybe there was some nuance I was missing. That being said, it's kind of moot now as I can tell you the market is going to get shook
up soon one way or the other.... So, keeping it all neutral to the consumer seems to be the best idea (again, that's coming from someone who is
libertarian minded... Simply because I don't want sites getting throttled or blocked all together).
You mentioned 5g, which there are certainly some big players, 3 now since Sprint and T Mobile have merged. I have heard rumors one of the big three
will offer affordable internet via 5g with speeds that will compete with cable internet. It's in the pipeline. This is a good start to shake up the
Then you have Musk with his satellite internet company. Originally, I didn't think this would be viable given the ping/latency satellite is currently
constricted to, but it appears they will be very competitive and even dominant in some less developed areas.
So, it appears most will have 3 options instead of one coming up. That is very exciting news for the consumer. Especially given my experience with
cable companies, who are blatantly knowledgeable that they're the only act in town.