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Old 06-03-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Net Neutrality

Hey guys, what is the real scoop on net neutrality? I haven't had time to follow this at all. I can only assume that if the government is involved, it will be anything but neutral.
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Basic summary...
Currently all content and websites on the world wide web are provided at the same speed by your internet provider (net neutrality).

Now, internet providers want to be able to change that. Those that pay extra to the internet providers will have their content delivered faster to the consumer. If you are a poor website or don't want to pay this blackmail, consumers access to your website will be much slower. Essentially, the big boys (google, yahoo, ect) will pay the fees and their consumers will have super fast connection to them, while everyone else (like pmbug.com) will have terrible access speeds.
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Cable companies want to kill off streaming video competitors like Netflix.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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Net Neutrality would insure that anyone using the web has equal access. Without it, bloggers would get crushed. I think this is more driven by Government than anything else. The primary result of blogging has been the free and open dissemination of news, ideas and theories, many of which the government would rather not have ever existed. Make no mistake when looking at Net Neutrality folks, this is about the spread of information, not streaming video. The bandwidth argument is total bullshit, and that is a fact. Where I work [NASA], a single fiber optic line can carry the load of two thousand five hundred computers with zero problem, so there is no reason to throttle speed other than to generate more money or to stifle speech.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:53 AM   #5
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Cable companies want to kill off streaming video competitors like Netflix.
Yep. it's easy to see why cable companies want to do this. They basically view it as one of their competitors using their own product against them. What it's doing is keeping them from being able to charge more for their TV packages.
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Originally Posted by mike View Post:
I can only assume that if the government is involved, it will be anything but neutral.
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Free internet: Everyone gets unequal amounts of everything.
Socialist internet: Everyone gets equal amounts of nothing.
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Thanks for the input guys.
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I watched the hearings on it- and even tho most of them said the right words I dont trust them.
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