#NetNeutrality

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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby ______-_____IlSN-_l4K__I3l___l on Dec 14 2017, 3:52pm

In my opinion that’s pathetic. Internet should be treated as a equal fair opportunity for everyone. To try and start charging people to just use certain websites is ridiculous.

Social media websites would potentially loose so many people. This is a step too far, have big cooperations not got enough money? Honestly, what has this world come to..
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby -SS-Thrawn-SS- on Dec 14 2017, 4:19pm

______-_____IlSN-_l4K__I3l___l wrote:In my opinion that’s pathetic. Internet should be treated as a equal fair opportunity for everyone. To try and start charging people to just use certain websites is ridiculous.

Social media websites would potentially loose so many people. This is a step too far, have big cooperations not got enough money? Honestly, what has this world come to..

That's exactly why the public is all PO'd at it. The FCC and by extent ISPs want to milk large corporations for money (i.e. whitelisting their websites). It's initially good for ISPs and people getting paid by them (like some of the top peeps in the FCC), not small businesses and the public.
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby GRRAPE on Dec 14 2017, 4:26pm

Everyone should do a little research on the topic. There's alot of fear-mongering going around and it's best to diversify your news sources!
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby Yogurt on Dec 14 2017, 5:23pm

Sure, I guess companies like Verizon could neck their business by making you pay for facebook, but here's a curveball for you: why?

Verizon only uses 4% of their broadband capacity on all their consumers, that's a lot of space. There is no shortage. They cannot charge big businesses like facebook or Twitter a premium rate to run their servers because of net neutrality. Both businesses are notorious for dumping all their profits into RnD then keeping it for themselves, by the way. Did you know Twitter technically operates at a loss? But that's a different issue.

These companies have the money to spare so verizon and friends are going to charge them big bucks for to use their premium services.

Of course you could argue their intentions indefinitely so here's some hard economic truth.

What will happen if verizon charges more for facebook, provided it doesnt kill their business? Well then t mobile or sprint or Comcast or bell can just say hey, we don't charge for that, so come to us. And guess what, they already do that for your phones.

Along that same reasoning, whats to stop a smaller local business from charging you a smaller rate, or fee-free internet? They are allowed to do that you know. Only reason it isn't done already is because big companies already charge the most efficient price and if they raised it any more small businesses would crop up and steal their customers. They dont need to worry about big businesses fleeing to cheaper and smaller providers because those providers do not have the capacity for them. Best they could do is rent their own sattelites and towers, but verizon would sweeten the deal long before they lose such a big customer like facebook.

Fair warning, I dont actually have the source for the 4% figure on hand right now but when I find it again ill post it.
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby ALPHA_SquirrelSlayer on Dec 14 2017, 5:29pm

GRRAPE has it right, do your own research and don’t listen to the fear mongering in social media...... #YOUHAVEABRAINUSEIT
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby TheRealDMC-Echo2Charlie on Dec 14 2017, 6:57pm

How about give an actual opinion on the subject instead of just saying "Read better news" dressed up in some empty commentary.
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby Cherry_0n_Top on Dec 14 2017, 7:15pm

They want to make the internet work like subscribed cable. With basic internet you would get access to a handful of sites. When you pay more you get access to the premium sites. Line with cable when you pay more you get better channels like HBO.
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby Yogurt on Dec 14 2017, 8:01pm

Thats untrue cherry. Thats the kind of myth people come up with when they get all their information secondhand via memes and sensationalist far-left news article titles.
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby Immaculate_Heeze on Dec 14 2017, 8:13pm

What about the mass censorship that could( I say would) happen? Facebook already shows you only what you like. If they can control what your allowed to view then what? Totalitarianism. Even more fascism.
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Re: #NetNeutrality

Postby Kasama on Dec 14 2017, 8:23pm

Did you know Twitter technically operates at a loss?


I dont really believe this, if twitter really operated at a loss, how are they keeping their servers above ground? I haven't checked their stock prices (if they even have any) but surely it isn't on the decrease. With the amount of free publicity (trump and just about any other celebrity) I really find it hard to believe.

But meh
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