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Net Neutrality rumor

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Net Neutrality rumor

#1 Post by namida12 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:19 am


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Re: Net Neutrality rumor

#2 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 am

I can't really comment further without violating the ban on politics, but let's be clear. The repeal of "net neutrality" just restored the rules to what they were in 2015 and reduced the possibility of governmental interference with the internet. For 20 years techies warned government to keep their hands off the internet to allow it to innovate. I still think that's good advice.
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Re: Net Neutrality rumor

#3 Post by Adrian » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 am

Without getting into politics I think you make a small confusion here, there's a difference between "hands off the internet" and "hands off the monopolistic ISPs that don't really innovate anything but tend to block and filter things like bittorrents (already happened), voice chat (happened) and slow down competitor streams and call that 'innovation' " If you had a choice of ISPs like in other countries all of these would not matter, but in most of the parts of the US people don't have a choice or at most they can choose between a cable company and Verizon. I agree with "hands off the internet", I don't agree with "hand off the monopolistic ISPs".

I also think about 80% of Americans agree with me... it's not even a partisan political discussion.
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Re: Net Neutrality rumor

#4 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 pm

And all that activity you cite was shut down under the rules already in place *before* "net neutrality" was put in place. Increased regulation was not necessary to do so.
And the net effect of increased regulation on an industry is nearly always to entrench the existing big players and discourage innovation.
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Re: Net Neutrality rumor

#5 Post by Adrian » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:38 pm

And all that activity you cite was shut down under the rules already in place *before* "net neutrality" was put in place. Increased regulation was not necessary to do so.
Actually no, Comcast won in court the right to throttle https://www.networkworld.com/article/22 ... ision.html

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Re: Net Neutrality rumor

#6 Post by tascoast » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:42 pm

In Oz Fibre to the node (FTN) or wireless broadband is the latest rollout over existing copper/ADSL networks* (*until recent decades, singly government owned and run). Without the commercial history or networks in N America where cable tv took off, simple net speed is a contemporary local focus. Ahem.....I can see some infrastructure differences that might have some bearing, but the matter of net neutrality is typically reported as a vague 'American problem' of sorts here ), whatever the practical impact. For impact, I would expect streaming and gaming/VR services to be most exposed to preferential bandwith locking in big media domination?
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Re: Net Neutrality rumor

#7 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:36 pm

Nothing to hope for. Nothing will happen. The only news is that the proponents of net neutrality will now have those who support the current FCC policy on record.
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