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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
4 months ago#51
khunki posted...
So...the ISPs can basically charge you whatever they want right now, anyway? So, what are you complaining about? They could decide to charge you more and call it a "special package" or they could decide to charge you more and call it the "basic package".

Edit: Seems like your problem is not repeal of Net Neutrality but a lack of choice in ISPs.

Both are a major problem right now. Net neutrality fixed part of it. Now we're heading back to being proper f***ed again.

Comcast was throttling me hardcore before 2015. I can only assume net neutrality going into effect stopped that. Now there will be nothing to prevent them from going back to the same old s*** again. That IS a problem, compounded by the fact that I, like the vast majority of America, do not have a dozen ISPs to choose from.
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Mogu_Mogu
4 months ago#52
The repeal of net neutrality will likely make it even harder to get more isps.
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User Info: MUD VIPER

MUD VIPER
4 months ago#53
KillerTruffle posted...
Comcast throttled Youtube for me prior to 2015... if they think I'm downloading too many games on Steam, there is *nothing* stopping them from throttling that as well if net neutrality goes.

I understand that Truffle, I've talked with you before about it. My reply was geared to the asinine scare tactic comments, like the one that started this thread.
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User Info: WalkingPlague

WalkingPlague
4 months ago#54
A vast majority of Congress are against the repeal of Net Neutrality. You have to understand that five people on the FCC board voted to repeal it. That isn't Congress-- nor is that the popular opinion. From what I've been reading on Twitter, Reddit, etc-- 83% of Congress is in favor of Net Neutrality.

There is a good chance this repeal gets backhanded into deep space. Believe it or not, many members of Congress are faithful Internet users-- perhaps fans of unfavorable websites-- I highly doubt they want their online anonymity compromised because some greedy shysters want control over the internet.

So calm the 'eff down. Drink some covfefe, masturbate--whatever you need to do to calm your nerves. The fight is long from over.
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captsplatter_1
4 months ago#55
WalkingPlague posted...
A vast majority of Congress are against the repeal of Net Neutrality. You have to understand that five people on the FCC board voted to repeal it. That isn't Congress-- nor is that the popular opinion. From what I've been reading on Twitter, Reddit, etc-- 83% of Congress is in favor of Net Neutrality.

There is a good chance this repeal gets backhanded into deep space. Believe it or not, many members of Congress are faithful Internet users-- perhaps fans of unfavorable websites-- I highly doubt they want their online anonymity compromised because some greedy shysters want control over the internet.

So calm the 'eff down. Drink some covfefe, masturbate--whatever you need to do to calm your nerves. The fight is long from over.

Has covfefe become an official word yet? If not it should.
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WalkingPlague
4 months ago#56
captsplatter_1 posted...
WalkingPlague posted...
A vast majority of Congress are against the repeal of Net Neutrality. You have to understand that five people on the FCC board voted to repeal it. That isn't Congress-- nor is that the popular opinion. From what I've been reading on Twitter, Reddit, etc-- 83% of Congress is in favor of Net Neutrality.

There is a good chance this repeal gets backhanded into deep space. Believe it or not, many members of Congress are faithful Internet users-- perhaps fans of unfavorable websites-- I highly doubt they want their online anonymity compromised because some greedy shysters want control over the internet.

So calm the 'eff down. Drink some covfefe, masturbate--whatever you need to do to calm your nerves. The fight is long from over.

Has covfefe become an official word yet? If not it should.
#PCMR

User Info: arleas

arleas
4 months ago#57
I know I'm late to the game but...

MUD VIPER posted...
Because now you're going to have to do that.

Really wish there was a rolling eyes emoji.


🙄

It does not have to be Valve, Comcast/Cable companies can now charge that to access Steam/Uplay/ect.


Yep, just like they did prior to 2015... oh wait.


They didn't charge extra... they just flat out blocked or throttled anything they didn't like, and mostly what they didn't like were services like ones they offered but didn't control.

They also could just go straight to valve and say "pay us, b****". That's pretty much what they did to Netflix and the League of Legends guys.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/21/16010766/verizon-netflix-throttling-statement-net-neutrality-title-ii

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/291284/New_York_sues_Time_Warner_over_throttled_League_of_Legends_speeds.php

And there were all these incidents (someone else already listed them so I'm just gonna link you to it)
https://np.reddit.com/r/KeepOurNetFree/comments/7ej1nd/fcc_unveils_its_plan_to_repeal_net_neutrality/dq5hlwd/?sh=45a33b81&st=JAA62V5F

Oh but no, this stuff won't happen again and again and again, because everyone is so damned trustworthy that silly laws aren't necessary.
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daemon_dan
4 months ago#58
yohabroha posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Darth_Kamcio posted...
So net neutrality went down, ultimately?

FCC voted it out... still has to clear Congress though, so there's still a chance.

congress is ajit pai x2 though. house is republican, senate is republican, and the democrats are only projected to lose more seats in 2018 despite the recent dem win in alabama. certain situations such as a president tanking the country further could change that projection though.

Over 70 percent of republican congressmen do not agree with the repeal of net neutrality
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 months ago#59
daemon_dan posted...
Over 70 percent of republican congressmen do not agree with the repeal of net neutrality

Do you have a list of names? Because like Santa, I'm making a list and I plan on checking it twice.

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daemon_dan
4 months ago#60
arleas posted...
daemon_dan posted...
Over 70 percent of republican congressmen do not agree with the repeal of net neutrality

Do you have a list of names? Because like Santa, I'm making a list and I plan on checking it twice.

https://i.imgur.com/Po5TbWg.jpg

No, just the percentage statistics
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