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Old 02-09-2018, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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I just tried to find some free mp3 music. One minute after clicking into the first result, I lost my Internet data. This can't be coincidence.

But only the computer I was using was affected, my phone which is using same WiFi still works.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I just tried to find some free mp3 music. One minute after clicking into the first result, I lost my Internet data. This can't be coincidence.

But only the computer I was using was affected, my phone which is using same WiFi still works.
Than it can't be due to anything your SP is doing. If your ISP cut off your service, the phone would be affected as well (at least when it's using your WiFi network).
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Mendocino, CA
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Than it can't be due to anything your SP is doing. If your ISP cut off your service, the phone would be affected as well (at least when it's using your WiFi network).
I am speculating that they can target just certain computers? Maybe thru IP? its just too much of a coincidence.....

Or what are other possible reasons?
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've had Charter threaten to cut off service for torrenting years ago.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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With the end of Net Neutrality, they can slow access to or block you from any website they want. They can now even prevent you from visiting their competitors website if they want.

Don't confuse blocking access to websites hosting illegal activity with the now legal blocking because they just don't want you to aces a specific website.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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With the end of Net Neutrality, they can slow access to or block you from any website they want. They can now even prevent you from visiting their competitors website if they want.

Don't confuse blocking access to websites hosting illegal activity with the now legal blocking because they just don't want you to aces a specific website.
Before net neutrality was passed by the Obama administration the internet was working fine, so I imagine that it will be the same now. Since the OP said that it only happened to his computer, is it possible that he downloaded a malware or something like that? There are plenty of malware apps on most websites where "free stuff" are offered. In fact, the simple act of searching for anything that is free, often brings you to an open door to malware.

But then since I am not an expert, take my words with a grain of salt.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I just tried to find some free mp3 music. One minute after clicking into the first result, I lost my Internet data. This can't be coincidence.

But only the computer I was using was affected, my phone which is using same WiFi still works.
It's just coincidence. Some internet sites are known to harm computers, or some just don't work very well.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:04 AM
 
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I've had Charter threaten to cut off service for torrenting years ago.
Well doesnt that use ALOT OF BANDWIDTH?

I would understand them cutting off for that.....
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:03 AM
 
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Before net neutrality was passed by the Obama administration the internet was working fine, so I imagine that it will be the same now.
Before the formalization of those rules that is how it operated forever for the most part. There was many FCC actions against the ISP's going back years for when they broke the NN principle. For example there was an ISP that was blocking service to the VOIP service from Vonage service.

Verizon won a court case against the FCC shortly befor internet services were classified as common carrier. That ruling stated that Verizon could not be regulated under the NN rules because they were not a common carrier. With the Obama administration reclassifying them as common carrier the FCC's ability to enforce NN was reinstated.

By removal of this classification under Trump it effectively lifts all enforcement that has been carried out over the last 20+ years. The potential for change to the internet service you have been accustomed to for the past 20+ is very real.

As far as the OP question go. Could you ISP do this now? Certainly. Did they? Wjo knows.

This is going to open a can of worms, is my VOIP service slow because of my home network? Is it Ooma's servers that are slow? Or is my ISP throttling the traffic?
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:07 AM
 
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Well doesnt that use ALOT OF BANDWIDTH?

I would understand them cutting off for that.....
My electric dryer uses a lot of electricity, my electric company charges me for it. There was nothing preventing an ISP from doing the same thing under NN.
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