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  1.    26 Feb 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Far as I can tell creating minimum speed standards will wipe out lower speed data plans,
    That in it's self will increase those people that use minimum speed plans,
    You can not increase speed without increasing price,
    Government does not understand that mostly because it makes all it's funds via taxes/ fee's and not selling goods.
    I'm sort of in agreement, Thrash, but like Mystere said, the Big Boys will negotiate and we will get the same rate they do. I'm inclined to think they have faster Internet than we do and pay less for it than we do.

    After all, the big corporations can sell things much, much cheaper than the mom and pop down the street because they get price breaks all over the place.
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  2.    26 Feb 2015 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Far as I can tell creating minimum speed standards will wipe out lower speed data plans,
    That in it's self will increase those people that use minimum speed plans,
    You can not increase speed without increasing price,
    Government does not understand that mostly because it makes all it's funds via taxes/ fee's and not selling goods.
    I actually read the opposite the prices are suppose to come down if it goes to high I would have to disconnect.

    This is just a theory.
    Here is the actual FCC goal. Have everyone low income to the rich to have an internet service, so 90% of the country has some form of affordable internet service. So 90% of government transaction can be done online including Food stamps, Medicare, Social Security, IRS and other government programs. You won't be required to have a computer and/or internet service but it will be a lot harder to do transactions.
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  3.    26 Feb 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    I actually read the opposite the prices are suppose to come down if it goes to high I would have to disconnect.

    This is just a theory.
    Here is the actual FCC goal. Have everyone low income to the rich to have an internet service, so 90% of the country has some form of affordable internet service. So 90% of government transaction can be done online including Food stamps, Medicare, Social Security, IRS and other government programs. You won't be required to have a computer and/or internet service but it will be a lot harder to do transactions.
    Interesting, Groze!

    Recycle XP and all the computers that fail to run Windows 7 up . . . That should take care of the computer requirements. There are Internet Cafes across the big lakes, so why not here too?
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  4.    27 Feb 2015 #24
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    This is really what we need. Super Wi-Fi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Forget the carriers. The most evil over-charging corps on the planet IMO.
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  5.    27 Feb 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    ...You can not increase speed without increasing price...
    You can if you are already overcharging.
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  6.    27 Feb 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Still to be seen what fair price is,
    The minimum speed they talk about is quite a bit faster than my meager plan now the next grade up is wildly more expensive for practically no faster just a larger number on the bill,
    I don't even want to get into the cell crap that is just flat out highway robbery

    Just for the record nothing is reasonable now why would it be after these rules :/
    You are misunderstanding things. The FCC has raised the standard for what broadband is, but this does not require ISP's to raise their data plans to meet it. Only if they wish to call it broadband.

    They're free to give you a 64 bit/hour carrier pigeon plan if they want, they just can't call it a broadband connection while doing so.
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  7.    27 Feb 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You are misunderstanding things. The FCC has raised the standard for what broadband is, but this does not require ISP's to raise their data plans to meet it. Only if they wish to call it broadband.

    They're free to give you a 64 bit/hour carrier pigeon plan if they want, they just can't call it a broadband connection while doing so.
    That is also my understanding (based only on Internet articles though).
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  8.    27 Feb 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    That is also my understanding (based only on Internet articles though).
    They can still call it High Speed Internet. Economy Broadband will now be called Economy High Speed. U-verse can still be called U-verse. U-verse Economy, U-verse High Speed, U-verse Broadband. Just have to make some name changes no big deal. Name change might be better at getting more people to subscribe.
    Last edited by groze; 27 Feb 2015 at 10:40.
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  9.    27 Feb 2015 #29
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    An earlier poster asked to be able to read the 323 pages of the bill.

    Is there anything wrong with posting the bill, letting the citizens read it, before voting it in?
    In my mind, you vote it in before people can read it because someone doesn't want the people to know what will result from the bill.

    What if you went into buy a car and the dealer said "Sign here" and wouldn't let you read what you're about to sign?
    Would you sign it or would you want to read it first?

    I don't know about you, but I don't think it's paranoid to want to be informed of what the bill is before it becomes law.
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  10.    27 Feb 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougar70 View Post
    An earlier poster asked to be able to read the 323 pages of the bill.

    Is there anything wrong with posting the bill, letting the citizens read it, before voting it in?
    In my mind, you vote it in before people can read it because someone doesn't want the people to know what will result from the bill.

    What if you went into buy a car and the dealer said "Sign here" and wouldn't let you read what you're about to sign?
    Would you sign it or would you want to read it first?

    I don't know about you, but I don't think it's paranoid to want to be informed of what the bill is before it becomes law.
    I don't think we get a vote, Cougar. Only the FCC gets a vote. I think.
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