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View Poll Results: Do you support net neutrality as a goal?
Yes - the net should remain neutral 13 86.67%
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Old Oct 2nd 2009, 01:22 PM
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What is Net Neutrality?
Network neutrality is the principle that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet. The Internet has operated according to this neutrality principle since its earliest days. Indeed, it is this neutrality that has allowed many companies, including Google, to launch, grow, and innovate. Fundamentally, net neutrality is about equal access to the Internet. In our view, the broadband carriers should not be permitted to use their market power to discriminate against competing applications or content. Just as telephone companies are not permitted to tell consumers who they can call or what they can say, broadband carriers should not be allowed to use their market power to control activity online. Today, the neutrality of the Internet is at stake as the broadband carriers want Congress's permission to determine what content gets to you first and fastest. Put simply, this would fundamentally alter the openness of the Internet.
This is a poor analogy since the proper comparison would be about who you're allowed to connect to, not what you can say. Furthermore, all traffic across the internet isn't universally the same similar to local versus long distance versus roaming voice traffic.
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This is a poor analogy since the proper comparison would be about who you're allowed to connect to, not what you can say. Furthermore, all traffic across the internet isn't universally the same similar to local versus long distance versus roaming voice traffic.
Uh...

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Just as telephone companies are not permitted to tell consumers who they can call or what they can say, broadband carriers should not be allowed to use their market power to control activity online.


Albeit it should be "whom."
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Old Oct 2nd 2009, 01:46 PM
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Yea, I saw that, but the wording comes across in a manner of defending freedom of speech rather than attacking freedom from slavery. Why ISPs should be forced to provide service to anyone and everyone, I don't see. Perhaps the internet's architecture was designed with the predicated intention of universal access, but I already addressed that point.
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Resurrecting an old thread rather than starting a new one or tossing them into the Random thread:

Absolutely hilarious (if you have the 13 minutes to spare, the video is well worth it):
After John Oliver's Net Neutrality Rant: 22,000 Comments and Site Overload
http://mashable.com/2014/06/03/fcc-s...etrality-rant/
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Resurrecting an old thread rather than starting a new one or tossing them into the Random thread:
As you well know, 'necroposting' is certainly not against the rules here. All threads are theoretically still alive if someone wants to talk about them.

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Absolutely hilarious (if you have the 13 minutes to spare, the video is well worth it):
After John Oliver's Net Neutrality Rant: 22,000 Comments and Site Overload
http://mashable.com/2014/06/03/fcc-s...etrality-rant/
And yes, the whole internet is abuzz with this one. Looks like this fellow is filling Stephen Colbert's shoes very nicely (in a way that appears to be more like Jon Stewart's style than Colbert's). Apparently several thousand 'comments' were posted before the FCC's server crashed.

Speaking of which, I don't think anyone can do Colbert's style! It will be interesting to see how he does playing it 'straight' for the late night talkshow set. I've never seen him play anything but the brilliant 'rightwing' satire that he's known for.
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