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Posted Jan 16, '14 at 9:15pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,798 posts

Knight

This is a very concerning thing. This could have an impact an any site on the net including this one. I think it's necessary to make as much noise about this as possible.

Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords
Why This Ruling On Net Neutrality Is A Disaster
(minor amount of expletives) Net Neutrality: You Should Be Concerned
Is Internet Net Neutrality Really Dead?

 

Posted Jan 16, '14 at 9:36pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

6,861 posts

I saw this on CNN just today actually... I think this might be a bad thing in the future without Net Neutrality but I don't think it will effect this site as it isn't doing anything against any of the major ISPs and is more under the radar in my opinion.

 

Posted Jan 16, '14 at 9:40pm

SSTG

SSTG

12,561 posts

Knight

Yeah I read an article about it last night.
Those corporate weasels decided that they own the Internet therefore they can abuse it.
We already pay for our Internet so If we decide to watch movies online those greedy corporate will charge a fee to whoever provides the service.
Which means that they will charge us for the Internet then charge Netflix, Hulu Plus or whatever movie or music company that provides us with a service.
The customers will get screwed in the end because those Internet businesses will have to charge us more for the service. >:O

 

Posted Jan 16, '14 at 9:46pm

thecode11

thecode11

243 posts

yeah greedy little !@$&@ (nothing else i can use mobile) seriously I don't know much but I saw it on CNN and the idea is just ARGH!

 

Posted Jan 21, '14 at 2:13am

Kennethhartanto

Kennethhartanto

248 posts

a very serious problem indeed. The thing about the problem, is that no one can touch this "corporate weasels", so to speak. maybe the solution is breaking the companies into pieces, or make a string of international organization that solely deal with the monopoly of the Net neutrality

 

Posted Jan 28, '14 at 6:36pm

Pazx

Pazx

6,123 posts

Signing this petition is a good first step to restoring net neutrality. Roughly 30,000 more signatures are required in just two weeks, and the petition is available to be signed by anyone over the age of 13 from anywhere in the world.

 

Posted Jan 28, '14 at 11:50pm

NoNameC68

NoNameC68

5,236 posts

Knight

I haven't read too much into the whole net neutrality mess, so correct me if I'm wrong.

This could have an impact an any site on the net including this one.


Isn't this website already not being protected by net neutrality?

Is net neutrality protecting us from something that already is a problem, or something people fear will become a problem? If the latter, adopting net neutrality might be far too hasty a move.

There will most likely be negative effects that stem from net neutrality. We must determine if the negative is outweighed by the protection it grants us. But if internet providers were never planning on abusing their powers, then all we do is adopt negative consequences without any gain or any actual protection.

But, again, I'm not very informed about net neutrality. There might be cases where internet providers have abused their powers. If so, please link them to me or point them out (in case I missed an example in a source that's already been linked).

Call me reckless, but let's wait until there's actually a problem before we act. Something along the lines of, "innocent until proven guilty". Net neutrality, for all we know, could stifle innovation.

IF, and only IF, the following happens, will I support Net Neutrality.

If every big internet provider becomes "unfair", resulting in a monopoly of unfair internet providers, and IF there isn't a "fair" internet provider that becomes readily available within the next two to three years, then I'll support Net Neutrality.
 

Posted Jan 29, '14 at 4:40am

Pazx

Pazx

6,123 posts

If the latter, adopting net neutrality might be far too hasty a move


It wouldn't be adopting net neutrality, it would be reverting to the net neutrality (or something close to it) we had experienced up until January 15th 2014.

There might be cases where internet providers have abused their powers.


Indie ISPs Accuse Big Telecom Of 'Anti-Competitive Behaviour' - with Net Neutrality, ISPs have to treat all content you access online 'roughly the same way'. Now that net neutrality is gone, there will be more instances of the first story where large ISPs can delay or outright block competitor's websites or anything that cuts into their profits.

Many ISPs are also cable television providers, and streaming or peer-to-peer sharing sites reduce their potential consumer base. Comcast has seen reason to block access to the latter and French ISP "Free" along with Time Warner Cable have been accused of slowing access to YouTube and Netflix (this one is rather long).

Without Net Neutrality, ISPs will have no reason not to favour their partners. Time Warner Cable and Comcast might provide CNN and MSNBC respectively with high speed access and delay access to competitors like Fox News or independent news networks. However, these independent sites are not going to get any special treatment from any ISP, so when considering other mediums such as music sites, social media, sites like Armor Games, web publishing, etc it's clear to see that destroying Net Neutrality is bad for small business and effectively allows large corporations to dictate how the internet is run. AT&T and Google have both blocked content produced by competitors, and Google struck up a sort of agreement with Verizon (dirty double crossin' *******s) in the hopes of dictating internet access and allowing discrimination against competitors.

There are other issues, such as large ISPs (potentially) charging large fees to websites which want fast content delivery and leaving long load times to poorer (smaller, independent) sites which are unable to pay up. ISPs can now (since Jan 15) make even more money off their existing customer base without improving the quality of their service or the internet, by charging content providers for faster delivery and charging customers for faster access.

Once again, the petition is here and I encourage you all to sign it.
 

Posted Sep 10, '14 at 6:04pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

10,103 posts

Given the nature of today (Internet Slowdown day) I think a revival of this thread is in order.

Internet Slowdown
Example
Short video explanation

 

Posted Sep 11, '14 at 11:29am

twillight2

twillight2

413 posts

This suggestion is really not thought out.

First: internet is already governed by mamoth-corporations. Everyone use windows as OP, facebook as social-network, and google as search-engine just to start with.
So building a giant from nothing is already likely impossible.

Second: this news is not about who YOU pays, but who some multinational industries pay. Wo-hoo, noone cares.

Third: copyright-issue has to be cleared finaly, as no matter how I like everything free and fresh on the net, it ruins everything. There must be a limit, a framework finaly. They r the clever guys, time to make that up.

Fourth: illegal stuff has to be under control too. There'll always be ways on the net to "be there" as a sub-culture, or shady stuff, but there must be some way to prevent really bad stuff giong legal just by its sheer amount of existance.

Five: host-sites already discriminate against you. If you didn't notice almost all "terms&agreement" can be shortened into this:
"Users have no rights. Moderators/administrators/whateveryoucallthem can do anything without any notice."

 
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