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Old 11-12-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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they had a vote...to allow Internet providers to charge you extra for access to content on the internet, rather than just charging you a flat price for unlimited access to anything you want.

This was a vote specifically designed to allow companies that are making billions of dollars in profit off of every one of us to make even MORE billions of dollars off of us, by allowing them to make us pay for access to internet sites that we currently get in one flat rate.

No...apparently it's not that Comcast can't make you pay an extra fee if you want Netflix instead of Comcast OnDemand.

This was legislation that was designed to do one thing and one thing only...to make a few companies that are rich beyond our wildest imaginations even RICHER, off of the backs of 200 million Joe Schmoes. You know...regular American citizens. Us suckers.

All 46 Republicans in the United States Senate voted for this legislation. Every. Single. One.



Senate votes against net neutrality killer - Post Tech - The Washington Post





Whew, we we nearly dodged a bullet with that one. Imagine paying more for Comcast's internet if you use Netflix. Don't pay more, they'll block it or slow it down very slow for you to make it unbearable to watch.

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Old 11-12-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Insert something about government preventing job creators from hiring with regulations or whatever voodoo bulls*it RWNJs are spouting about this.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The government's "net neutrality" is a solution looking for a problem.
Don't like that your ISP charges more..then find a new ISP.

I, for one, don't want the Federal Government gaining access to the backbone so they can "regulate".
Don't fix what is not broke.

These one off issues end up in the courts and justice has prevailed so far.
Don't fix what is not broken. Don't let them "fear" you.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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they had a vote...to allow Internet providers to charge you extra for access to content on the internet, rather than just charging you a flat price for unlimited access to anything you want.

This was a vote specifically designed to allow companies that are making billions of dollars in profit off of every one of us to make even MORE billions of dollars off of us, by allowing them to make us pay for access to internet sites that we currently get in one flat rate.

No...apparently it's not that Comcast can't make you pay an extra fee if you want Netflix instead of Comcast OnDemand.

This was legislation that was designed to do one thing and one thing only...to make a few companies that are rich beyond our wildest imaginations even RICHER, off of the backs of 200 million Joe Schmoes. You know...regular American citizens. Us suckers.

All 46 Republicans in the United States Senate voted for this legislation. Every. Single. One.



Senate votes against net neutrality killer - Post Tech - The Washington Post





Whew, we we nearly dodged a bullet with that one. Imagine paying more for Comcast's internet if you use Netflix. Don't pay more, they'll block it or slow it down very slow for you to make it unbearable to watch.
This should be all over the news! The gop is going to crush us if we dont wake up.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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The government's "net neutrality" is a solution looking for a problem.
Don't like that your ISP charges more..then find a new ISP.

I, for one, don't want the Federal Government gaining access to the backbone so they can "regulate".
Don't fix what is not broke.

These one off issues end up in the courts and justice has prevailed so far.
Don't fix what is not broken. Don't let them "fear" you.
BS, it isn't like there are that many ISPs to choose from. Killing net neutrality will open up Pandora's box. If it is killed ISPs will soon be able to filter the content you have access to and also charge more for what you view and use. Imagine paying 50 cents every time you access youtube if a your ISP all of the sudden comes out with a competitor website. People will be racking up huge bills. This is just a way for the few ISPs to become even more powerful monopolies on content and information. There are tons of businesses on the internet, if one happens to be a competitor of an ISP, the ISP could make it difficult to gain access to that website, thereby essentially killing it (not free market economics either). That means lost jobs too. Killing net neutrality would essentially turn us into China with regards to the internet.

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Old 11-12-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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The government's "net neutrality" is a solution looking for a problem.
Don't like that your ISP charges more..then find a new ISP.

I, for one, don't want the Federal Government gaining access to the backbone so they can "regulate".
Don't fix what is not broke.

These one off issues end up in the courts and justice has prevailed so far.
Don't fix what is not broken. Don't let them "fear" you.
Maintaining the status quo is exactly what this vote was about. If the vote had gone the other way, ISPs would be able to regulate bandwidth based on content. There is quite literally no one that will benefit from this other than the ISPs themselves.

Not to mention, the government paid for much of that infrastructure. Companies don't now get to use that for themselves.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Maintaining the status quo is exactly what this vote was about. If the vote had gone the other way, ISPs would be able to regulate bandwidth based on content. There is quite literally no one that will benefit from this other than the ISPs themselves.

Not to mention, the government paid for much of that infrastructure. Companies don't now get to use that for themselves.
ISPs don't..they have to buy their bandwidth from the bigger boys like AT&T and Sprint (the backbone providers).

With mobile broadband it certainly is very easy to switch ISPs.

I'm out in the middle of nowhere and have no cable or DSL.
My choices are satellite, dial-up or mobile broadband.

Of the mobile broadband providers I still have choices as to which ISP gets my money.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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So how much stock do the Republicans have in Verizon Communications and the other Companies that want to kill net neutrality?

One Company for example is Verizon. They seem to be taking over all the individual Cable Companies. It's like the Mother of all TV, Internet, Cell Phone and Landlines. It's not easy to find another ISP when this Mother is almost literally taking over. They are too expensive now and I doubt I will have the services (package) they provide if they take away net neutrality and start charging more $$$$. I just won't be on the internet that much anymore. Too bad it's getting to the point where most people will not be able to live without a computer.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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So how much stock do the Republicans have in Verizon Communications and the other Companies that want to kill net neutrality?

One Company for example is Verizon. They seem to be taking over all the individual Cable Companies. It's like the Mother of all TV, Internet, Cell Phone and Landlines. It's not easy to find another ISP when this Mother is almost literally taking over. They are too expensive now and I doubt I will have the services (package) they provide if they take away net neutrality and start charging more $$$$. I just won't be on the internet that much anymore. Too bad it's getting to the point where most people will not be able to live without a computer.
And define what this "net neutrality" is that they plan to take away ?

Most people don't even understand what this means.
They think it's all about their ISP charging them more.
Let me tell you that the ISP will charge you more regardless of who rules the internet via all this government regulation.

Think about it..the government steps in to "regulate" to protect consumers and what happens...consumer prices soar.

When has the government intervened and you saw consumer prices FALL ?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:59 AM
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And define what this "net neutrality" is that they plan to take away ?

Most people don't even understand what this means.
They think it's all about their ISP charging them more.
Let me tell you that the ISP will charge you more regardless of who rules the internet via all this government regulation.

Think about it..the government steps in to "regulate" to protect consumers and what happens...consumer prices soar.

When has the government intervened and you saw consumer prices FALL ?
well lets see, there is education...no wait, uh healthcare..oops not that one, housing...scratch that, banking...oh nevermind.

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