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Old 08-06-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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If you love the net , and use the net, as much as I do then it's time to get involved in keeping it free for all to use. Big business is about to carve it up with fee structures that will benefit them more than the public.

It's time to write/call your congress person to let them know how you feel before it's to late.

Net Neutrality is.......
Net Neutrality - The New York Times

Google and Verizon Near Deal on Web Pay Tiers.......
“The point of a network neutrality rule is to prevent big companies from dividing the Internet between them,” said Gigi B. Sohn, president and a founder of Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group. “The fate of the Internet is too large a matter to be decided by negotiations involving two companies, even companies as big as Verizon and Google.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/te...cret.html?_r=1
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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You should be more concerned about government takeover of the net.

Big government the real threat to Internet - CNN.com
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Gimme a break, trying to stop tier pricing of internet services is like trying to stop the sun from coming up in the morning.... It ain't never going to happen.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:01 AM
 
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Since when is the net free? I'm pretty sure even "net zero" started charging for freakin dial up (even if it still exists) years ago.

waah. People need to spend a lot less time on this damn thing anyway. And yes include myself. Go ride a bike or spend more quality time w/the family or something.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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NN is nothing more than a political buzzword at this point. There's two versions of the concept, and until someone can point to a piece of proposed legislation in the works, then there's nothing to talk about.
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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If you love the net , and use the net, as much as I do then it's time to get involved in keeping it free for all to use.
The internet is not currently free.
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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The internet is not currently free.
By "free" it is ment that all content can flow without throttling or other types of censorship.
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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By "free" it is ment that all content can flow without throttling or other types of censorship.
Applying QoS rules is "censorship"?

Do you actually understand the technology, or are you just afraid that your Bittorrent downloads will slow down?
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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Applying QoS rules is "censorship"?

Do you actually understand the technology, or are you just afraid that your Bittorrent downloads will slow down?
what the heck is "bittorrent"??
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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what the heck is "bittorrent"??
I guess that's a "no" to the understanding the technology question...

Why don't you leave the technical concerns to the network engineers. There's a reason they're called 'engineers,' you know. Let them run their networks, and stop listening to the politicians, whose only goal is to increase their own power and control.
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