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Net Neutrality, what can we do?

 
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danielrbischoff



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Net Neutrality, what can we do? Reply with quote

I've been a comcast subscriber for a long time now and don't really have any other options in my area. What ISP do you use? What kind of pressure can we put on providers to maintain a free and open internet?

General Net Neutrality thread. To get us started here's some uplifting news about Al Franken trying to kill the merger between TWC and my ISP, Comcast:
http://bgr.com/2014/05/07/senator-franken-net-neutrality-campaign/

An excerpt. So much logic:
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Under traditional network neutrality principles, neither YouTube nor Google Video were given preferential treatment and consumers were free to choose YouTube, which eventually won out as the superior platform and was bought by Google. However, under the FCC’s new proposal, there’s a danger that Google Video would have delivered its videos at a significantly faster speed than YouTube, which wouldn’t have been able to afford to pay for its own “fast lane.”

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another link where some big internet corporations are jumping on the band wagon. I'd love some kind of law passed to ensure net neutrality's future, but who knows?
http://bgr.com/2014/05/07/fcc-net-neutrality-google-amazon-facebook-microsoft/
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielbischoff wrote:
What kind of pressure can we put on providers to maintain a free and open internet?

Make Ugh a moderator. Once we upload Ugh to the cloud, ISPs everywhere will finally listen to our demands...or switch us back to dial up
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Optimus-Crime wrote:
danielbischoff wrote:
What kind of pressure can we put on providers to maintain a free and open internet?

Make Ugh a moderator. Once we upload Ugh to the cloud, ISPs everywhere will finally listen to our demands...or switch us back to dial up


Agreed, Ugh is the answer to everything, did you know, his urine actually whitens teeth, 4 out 5 Dentists agree.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Australia technically has several ISPs.
Telstra owns all the lines, so it doesn't matter for shit. Only reason we don't get 100% screwed (only 80%) is because the aus govt is downright scary to large businesses, often outright threatening to nationalize they bitch ass.

Then again, considering telstra are one of the few ISPs that actually are net neutral combined with offering dynamic IPs, it's not so bad.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can do nothing, because there is nothing we can do.

Only hope is that the pro-NN crowd makes bigger campaign contributions than the cable companies. That's about it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madster111 wrote:
Australia technically has several ISPs.
Telstra owns all the lines, so it doesn't matter for shit. Only reason we don't get 100% screwed (only 80%) is because the aus govt is downright scary to large businesses, often outright threatening to nationalize they bitch ass.

Then again, considering telstra are one of the few ISPs that actually are net neutral combined with offering dynamic IPs, it's not so bad.


^ Yeah pretty much.

Phone lines at our place are connected to Telstra but our Internet service provider is "TPG".

The NBN (National Broadband Network) is rolling out across Australia and apparently TPG has good NBN plans so... we'll probably roll with that soon?
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately there is nothing we can do.



Unless you want to lose the internet altogether............
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