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SamSandmire(Do you even REMEMBER dial-up Intenet speeds)?
momsspaghettiI feel the ISPs pain
theBearJewFrom what I read net neutrality was originally something good, but what the FCC was voting on yesterday was very different than what the original discussions were about.
I don't know if that is true or not, its just something I read... On the internet.
LivelifelargeNothing says free and open like government regulation. That's the exact thing that caused the isps to be so shitty in the first place, by preventing competition between them. Isps are now like water company's and nothing says innovation and freedom like the water utiity
CaseyI'm not sure I'm comfortable with a private company "innovating" with my drinking water.
This water tastes like lead... You mean it tastes like FREEDOM!!
bieberhole69.As much as I hate government intervention in the economy I feel like this is for the better. Internet is now a necessity, not a luxury.
For those saying it discourages competition, you have to realize that ISPs do not compete in a perfectly competitive marketplace. There are very high barriers to entry, and if multiple companies were building the same broadband infrastructure into the same home they would be forced to charge enormous amounts of money to cover costs, which would result in higher costs for everyone.
Therefore, the government should regulate internet as a natural monopoly, much like they do for other utilities. This is basic economics taught in any entry-level economics course.
huckcliffsBT, the still state owned incumbant in the UK example
caucasian_chadI don't understand how people can be against net neutrality. It's pretty important to the functioning of the Internet.