Repeal of Internet Neutrality. How will it affect surfers?
Obviously the non-thinking right-wingers love it like Morpheus and Hothabanero
lol, don't go full libtard on me bro!
fact: internet is still here. fact: having the internet controlled by some regulatory organ like the fcc is bad.
Trump just made the internet free & unregulated. you are welcome!
The congress can and should enact laws that mimic the so called net neutrality laws, but they damn well should do it and not have an unelected agency do it. Let the elected congress who represent the people vote on laws.
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Does anyone remember how Brexit was the end of Britain, and that all the experts predicted the British economy would tank and everyone would be hunting feral cats within a week or so?
Same with net neutrality. When we get rid of these undemocratic bodies determining our laws it is always for the better.
Seems like there has been a hell of a lot more "internet censorship" in the last couple of years by big companies (Twitter, Facebook, Google/YouTube) even with net neutrality - I don't think people actually understand what it means.
The basis of it is really that the biggest cap companies don't have to pay for the infrastructure that their money machines rely on - other people have to pay for it even though they consume most of it. So costs should be passed on to them.
How this affects you? It doesn't. It's which big companies get to pocket your money and how it is distributed between them.
What I think IS needed is some oversight of these companies to give people some rights. For instance, can some anonymous user at Twitter just look at your data? (hint, they can and they do). Can someone at YouTube decide they don't like your politics and demonetize you? (hint, they can and they do). Can facebook show unlimited political adverts and it not be classed as any form of campaign contribution or unfair influence? (hint, they can and they do).
_morpheus_ please stop with the ridiculous interjection of race into everything. Someone being called 'corporate master' has nothing to do with the British in India and the terrible way they stopped immolation of widows and introduced such things as education, sanitation and democracy.
The argument that internet is still here is really moving the goalposts a bit. No-one expected the internet to go away after the repeal so that so silly. Also no one expected immediate changes to happen.
Net Neutrality was a set of regulations that made internet service providers treat all web traffic the same no matter the source. They can now speed up their services/websites and slow others. See why Netflix is now getting involved because they are going to have to pay more and will pass on the charge to consumers. So basically eventually consumers will pay more for the same services you have right now.
Also ISP's can block content if they want and have paid prioritization etc. They are not denying this.
I'll come back when you guys free porn is no longer free and is buuuuufffffeeerrring.:)
@faithnomore: This is 100% like Brexit. before the vote: if you vote for Brexit, the sky will literally fall.
after the vote: the sky will literally fall "soon"
now: the sky will fall invisibly, but there may also be other effects, such as improvements, or nothing at all.
That companies like google and facebook support "net neutrality" while they are anything but shows what a farce it is. you don't seriously believe they have your best interest in mind???
No I really don't want to pay more for the same services I have right now. If you honestly think that won't happen then I wish I lived in your world.
Obviously my thinly vield sarcasm and direct mockery of liberal vernacular went over a few heads.. or perhaps it was the reference to british imperialism that ruffled feathers. Let the reader use discernment.
@faithnomore: nobody outside the alarmist liberal press is saying the internet will cost more.
if you stop crying wolf everytime Trump does ANYTHING people will take you more serious.