Net Neutrality compromised in the USA? [offtopic]

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Net Neutrality compromised in the USA? [offtopic]

Post by SS4 » 23 Jan 2014, 15:17

Well apparently it has been thrown out the window in the US . . .
We are still fighting against it in Canada:

https://openmedia.ca/blog/why-canadians ... nternet-us

But all hope is not lost because apparently, its not the real problem and just another moneygrab by ISPs :

http://www.cringely.com/2014/01/21/net- ... nt-matter/


So any thoughts or concerns?

I still hope we can avoid it in Canada but if what i read in the second link is true than we shouldnt care about it?
So yeah, not all hope is lost for you US resident at least!
Seems like the US gets the short end of the stick in everything internet related lately, transparency/privacy, net neutrality.
North america already has a very poorly competitive internet pricing model compare to the rest of the planet, we don't need more crap lol

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Re: Net Neutrality compromised in the USA?

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Re: Net Neutrality compromised in the USA?

Post by SS4 » 23 Jan 2014, 18:06

Well you told me to post off topic here lol.
I thought ppl here would care about this since we all use the internet right :P

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Re: Net Neutrality compromised in the USA?

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 23 Jan 2014, 18:16

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Re: Net Neutrality compromised in the USA?

Post by shadman » 24 Jan 2014, 01:08

Hey, America!

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Seriously though, most people won't see the effects directly affect them. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't still be concerning. I wish more people cared, or were educated on matters like this.

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Re: Net Neutrality compromised in the USA? [offtopic]

Post by Neo » 24 Jan 2014, 12:03

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Re: Net Neutrality compromised in the USA? [offtopic]

Post by nimbulan » 24 Jan 2014, 16:28

SS4 wrote:But all hope is not lost because apparently, its not the real problem and just another moneygrab by ISPs :
But that is exactly the problem. The ISPs will be free to charge extra for preferential service both to the media companies (passing those costs onto the customers) and directly to the customers themselves. We will most likely end up paying more money to get the same level of service we have now. Can you imagine being forced to buy a higher tier of internet service just so you can play multiplayer games without lag? And being charged extra again so Netflix will stream in real time? All without actually increasing the speed of your connection.

Of course all this is speculation at the moment, but I would not put behavior like this past any of the major communication companies in the US.

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