Can't wait to pay $2.00 a Google search! Net neutrality month-a SilicaSandwhich event (December 2017)

Can't wait to pay $2.00 a Google search! Net neutrality month-a SilicaSandwhich event (December 2017) | WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD WE REPEAL NET NEUTRALITY | image tagged in memes,picard wtf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Everytime the govt "helps", they make it worse
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Your statement is ironic. Net neutrality was the govt. helping. The repeal, which was technically correct, takes the govt. out of it, therefore "not helping". The FCC was created to enforce laws made by Congress, not create their own rules. Call your Congressman. They have the power to legislate it back if you want. But, basically we're back to February 2015 which is when "net neutrality" was created.
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The control of the internet is being handed to the FTC, so the govt isn't going away. Yes, it's a bad thing, but it's not like complete deregulation, which you kind of make it sound. Apologies if I misunderstand you.
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I don't think any one entity "controls" the internet. ICANN controls portions as the Commerce Dept. ceded that a year ago. The "net neutrality" rules were a Constitutional overreach and their repeal has prompted a lot of overreaction. No need to apologize. I have no dog in this fight as I don't file share or bit torrent. I barely use it. I tire of the constant "the sky is falling" every time something happens.
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I completely agree with you. My concern is with monopolistic competition between online content providers that didn't exist prior. I'm looking forward to seeing what the FTC does - but based upon past performance, I can only assume it'll be much "better", which was my point.
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We didn't pay for Google in 2015, before net neutrality. What makes you think that will change? (Not sarcasm, honest question.)
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We have always had net neutrality. It was the assumed standard. It was only around 2008-2015 that ISPs started regulating traffic. Laws put it to an end to keep the Internet the _same_, not different. We have now gone backwards to pre-2015, when around the same time other places like India and the EU had placed the exact same rules as the FCC had because allowing ISPs to throttle traffic based on the protocol, contents, destination, or origin is a stupid idea.
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It's happened in other countries. Why not now?
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With the rules the FCC had placed in 2015 to stop a horrible new idea the ISPs came up with now gone, you ISP does not have to let you connect to Google. They don't have to let you connect to anything. They can make you, or Google, have to pay for that connection privilege.
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You obviously are upset by this. I didn't notice when they enacted the rules, I probably won't notice as the rules are repealed. Call your Congressman, tell him/her how you feel. They haven't taken action, because it is not that important to them.
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Call my congressman? Ha! Half of them already have their mind set!
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In 2011, Verizon blocked Google wallet. In 2012, Verizon blocked tethering. AT&T still restricted it until the net neutrality rules were placed.
On multiple occasions, AT&T blocked FaceTime and Google hangouts
Do you see where I'm going with this? It's not nessesarily that we will pay for Google, but countless other things will go wrong.
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you seem well read on the subject so you can't believe that during the 32 months or so that title II was in effect (over a thousand individual regs) that no one manipulated nothing no way, no how? the countless things that you are concerned "will go wrong" will go wrong no matter rules. i mean look at wells fargo, to take another industry for example. they were caught breaking laws, fined and then caught again and fined again. i see where you're going, i just disagree that it will be the problem that some say it will. i have seen this type of hysteria (not you) before and it has always been unfounded.
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Increase the punishment. A fine is nothing to a company, but something like the business being suspended for a time...
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