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  • Independent
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    politico.com/interactives/2017/politico...

    Rolling this back sucks for sooo many reasons. It favors large IPS (comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc). They can now block any website\service for any reason, or charge fees to customers and website for access.; for those customers who want access to Youtube or Facebook, selected sites easily could become part of the ISP's new "Premier Digital package", otherwise they are blocked, etc, etc; think of sites grouped together like TV packages group networks together in teir packages. More you pay, the more access you get.

    1) This might be OK, but most people have only 1-2 choices for high speed internet. One ISP could make a exlcusive deal with Hulu (or Netflix, etc) where all competitors can't be on their network, or that Hulu gets full high speed, and competitor get low speed. It make competitor looks like shit when their content looks like a bad VHS tape or pauses to buffer every 15 seconds.

    2) What to be on our network, pay 10% of your net income, or no access.

    You get the idea. If the customer can't shop for better IPS because the only have 1 high speed option, customers are fucked. Rural customers are fucked 10 times over.

    Below is an analogy; trump getting an erection while giving it to the american people:

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    It's a sad day indeed.

    The crazy part is that rolling back net neutrality will impact many Donald voters who convinced themselves that he actually cared about them more than us crazy liberals who wanted to keep the internet neutral.

    Those with means will suck it up and pay for the A la carte access to their favorite websites. We may not like it, but we all know we will.

    However, the out of work coal miner or the down on her luck former factory line worker who swept Donald into office may soon find out they can't afford afford access to Sean Hannity's and Rush Limbaugh's websites anymore.

    I am 100% against today's announcement and I hope the courts will step in to block it, but I can't say I'm surprised. Elections have consequences and this is one of those consequences.

    Thanks, Bernie or busters. I hope it was worth it!

  • Center Left
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    The fact that this happened even though majority of the population, businesses, upper echelons, ect, are completely against it is absolutely beyond me....This was up to FIVE people. FIVE people in the world overturned something that is supposed to keep things neutral. How the hell did this happen.

    There is still a slight glimmer of hope, though. wired.com/story/after-fcc-vote-net-neut...

    The EFF will file an injunction to challenge this in court. Also, congress could begin an investigation into Pai and the FCC, there's quite a bit of dirt to dig up there.

    The battle isn't quite lost.... There's still a few things that can stop this.

    I'm honestly thinking it's a possibility that Trump comes out of nowhere to block/undo this. Then he'll claim that he's saving everyone from it. Even though he was for ending NN, I can totally see him pulling a 180 like he has so many times before. I'm praying he does what he's so good at for this in particular, if it's even possible.

    Also, this makes it blatantly clear that we are no longer living in a democracy. When 80%+ of the population is strongly against this and it still gets passed, we are now under the control of those enormously tall metal and glass things that are now called "people". We are now officially somethings else.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    ClayTaylorNC Wrote:

    The fact that this happened even though majority of the population, businesses, upper echelons, ect, are completely against it is absolutely beyond me....This was up to FIVE people. FIVE people in the world overturned something that is supposed to keep things neutral. How the hell did this happen.

    There is still a slight glimmer of hope, though. wired.com/story/after-fcc-vote-net-neut...

    I wouldn't hold my breath.

    This is what happens when people don't vote or when Bernie or Busters decide to vote for a serial sexual harasser out of pure spite.

    What the FCC did today is simply putting Republican ideology into action. "To the victor go the spoils." None of us should be surprised.

    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: The EFF will file an injunction to challenge this in court. Also, congress could begin an investigation into Pai and the FCC, there's quite a bit of dirt to dig up there.

    The battle isn't quite lost.... There's still a few things that can stop this.

    The former has a hell of a lot better chance of happening than the latter, but I wouldn't hold my breath for either.

    This may get struck down in the lower courts, but the Supreme Court is in Republican hands and I would be shocked if the Republican majority has an abrupt change of heart and magically decides they suddenly care about people that aren't multinational corporations.

    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: I'm honestly thinking it's a possibility that Trump comes out of nowhere to block/undo this. Then he'll claim that he's saving everyone from it. Even though he was for ending NN, I can totally see him pulling a 180 like he has so many times before. I'm praying he does what he's so good at for this in particular, if it's even possible.

    I highly doubt it. Net neutrality was something President Obama ushered in. Donald's sole focus is undoing everything President Obama did. However, I've been proven wrong time and time again when it comes to Donald, so nothing would surprise me anymore.

    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: Also, this makes it blatantly clear that we are no longer living in a democracy. When 80%+ of the population is strongly against this and it still gets passed, we are now under the control of those enormously tall metal and glass things that are now called "people". We are now officially somethings else.

    Secretary Clinton received three million more votes than Donald, but he still has the keys to our nuclear codes. If that didn't convince people we don't live in a representative democracy then nothing will.

  • Independent
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    tomsguide.com/us/net-neutrality-free-sp...

    The vote today reversed that decision, putting broadband back into the "entertainment" category. It also deliberately weakened the FCC's own regulatory powers, handing enforcement of many of the remaining rules to the FTC.

    Right? the internet is merely a source of entertainment and should be treated as such. That is so stupid.

    I swear trump is far more stupid than Homer Simpson, who is cartoon character written to always make the wrong choice 99 out 100 times. How can a real life person be dumper than that?