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Mystro-Sama said:
Is there a way to get back net neutrality? -.-

There are multiple, quite easy ways. Supposedly they're even in the works. We'll see.



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So the first Asshole steps up. Good I dont have service with those buttfuckers.



 

Yay for living in a country where the ISPs don't give a fuck what you do on the internet!...well the bandwidth sucks but hey can't have everything... 



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I mean, it makes sense to a certain extent. It's a lot like health care: the gap between "heavy" users and "casual" users is insanely huge, so both businesses and "casual" users should wonder why the heavy users get away with paying the same amounts.

I just don't think it should be a punitive system, which is what they seem to want to describe, and what Comcast was really trotting out (basically charging you a hefty fee for every 50 GB you went over the limit, up to a certain point, so that truly unlimited was like $300/mo or something, after you fought through all the penalty tiers). An "elite" package for heavier users, at levels that heavy users usually operate at and casual users almost never operate at, would be fine, since these elite users clearly value internet access more.

The key is implementation of such a policy. There's a fair way to make sure that the heavy users pay their fair share (while rewarding them maybe with faster speeds in exchange for their high-cost large downloads), and a very unfair way (like no-warning data caps with a sudden $50 penalty fee if you stray from 99.9 GB to 100.1 GB)



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noname2200 said:
Mystro-Sama said:
Is there a way to get back net neutrality? -.-

There are multiple, quite easy ways. Supposedly they're even in the works. We'll see.

The FCC is rewriting their rules within the guidelines that the SC stated. Some congressmen amongst the usual suspects decry this as "socialism" and are trying a bill to stop it, but the Senate and Obama will never run an anti-net neutrality bill.



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Boogie2988 put out a good vid on this last month if anyone hasn't checked it out yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YALKSyjHfFo



Normchacho said:
mornelithe said:
HEMSTAR said:
Normchacho said:
Oh F-off Verizon. The U.S. already pays way too much the internet as it is.

Also, there is no way this is a "people who use the internet more should pay more" This is a "were going to raise prices, starting with people who use the internet the most."

The U.S pays nothing compared to the majority of the world.

That's mainly because the rest of the world you're referring to, isn't as covered in broadband as the US.  However, if you compare the countries with US level broadband access or higher, yes, the US on average pays more per month for connectivity.  And it's mainly because the Federal Government has contracts with the biggest telecomm providers in the country (Time Warner, ATT, Verizon, Comcast etc...), which makes it impossible (or close too it) for smaller startups to gain any headway in States.


You know what the worst part is? There is a cheaper, faster, and more reliable alternative that telecomm providers are fighting tooth and nail to stop.

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2012-12-27/u-s-internet-users-pay-more-for-slower-service

good article and i agree.   internet is so business critical there days.  it would be in everyone's best interest to treat it like a utility and invest the money to reach these higher speeds.  



Internet here is expensive too 25$ for 4 Mbps. Finally I guess internet is still expensive everywhere except in Niue.



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