More Reviews
REVIEWS Grim Fandango Remastered Review
This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Funk of Titans Review
It’s always particularly tough to find the funk of a game when it already doesn’t have much rhythm.
More Previews
PREVIEWS The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Preview
CD Projekt RED delivered hands-on of their latest installment of their HBO-like fantasy RPG. How does the monster-hunting mutant fare this go around?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: 02/01/15

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES 5 Best Zelda Games of All Time
Nintendo's epic adventure series has seen many entries over the years. Here are the very best of the bunch.

Blades of Steel, NHL 94, More 90's Hockey - Old Games With Grandpa Heath
If Captain Comic were picking players for a pickup hockey game, who would be his first choice? Probably Cliff Ronning.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

GAMING NEWS

Democrats In US Congress Hope To Establish Open Internet Preservation Act, Reaffirming Net Neutrality

Posted on Tuesday, February 4 @ 14:00:00 Eastern by
Every time I write one of these stories I will remind you of how stupid some of our elected officials are when it comes to technology.

Despite net neutrality rules getting a big wad of Benjamins shoved up its butt by corporate America, democrats in the United States House of Representatives and Senate today introduced a new bill that would reinstate the protections for a free and open Internet.

The Open Internet Preservation Act would essentially return the FCC’s ability to prevent ISPs from charging both third-party content providers like Netflix or Steam and consumers for specific types of traffic. If you’re a big Internet user, losing these protections spells big trouble for your billing, download speeds, and more.

This follow the recent decision to repeal the FCC's Net Neutrality rules.

ISPs have long argued that regulating the way they bill users and content providers has hindered them from investing in infrastructure, but Net Neutrality proponents argue that the consumer-to-ISP relationship shouldn’t be dependent on what the corporation sees fit, what the corporation wants to charge, or what you want to look at on the Internet, especially given that the infrastructure is under your lawn, your streets, your homes.

The relationship you have with your ISP should be that of business and consumer. Sure, Comcast or Time Warner Cable might not like sending gigabytes of hardcore pornography your way, but you certainly shouldn’t be charged more for the fierce abuse you hand yourself every day as part of your God-given rights as an American.

If you dropped cable for Netflix and Hulu, for example, you shouldn’t be charged more for your Internet just because Verizon wants you to buy their 200 channel package full of bull crap you’re not going to watch.

With the Internet supporting outside voices not just here at home but all around the world, it would seem that all Internet users have a reason to lean on the Republican controller House of Representatives at this moment.

According to the National Journal, the Open Internet Preservation Act has little hope of becoming a law at this stage given the Repulican-controlled and therefore corporate-controlled House of Representatives won’t hold a vote anytime soon. Note: I’m not saying Democrats aren’t in the pockets of big business leaders too, but that this is likely a push by Dems to maintain the positive favor they have going into 2014 elections.

If you’d like to see the Open Internet Preservation Act make it through both chambers, check Contacting the Congress for information on reaching out to share your opinions and thoughts on Net Neutrality.

[Full Bill]
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus