Windows 10: FCC approves Net Neutrality rules

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       26 Feb 2015 #1

    FCC approves Net Neutrality rules


    A historic vote took place in Washington, D.C today where the FCC voted to reclassify broadband under Title II which gives the regulatory body authority to impose rules over broadband providers.

    The new rules are designed to make sure that the Internet remains free of blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. In laymen terms, keep the Internet free of paid prioritization from those with large checkbooks and removes barriers of use for consumers for legal purposes.
    Read more: FCC approves Net Neutrality rules

    See also: Microsoft backs FCC vote, happy about net neutrality rules
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  2.    26 Feb 2015 #2

    Great news!
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  3.    26 Feb 2015 #3

    Oh yea get the government involved
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  4.    26 Feb 2015 #4

    The last phrase you want to hear:

    I'm from the government and I'm here to help!
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  5. Posts : 14,367
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       26 Feb 2015 #5

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to accept FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal that the Commission "use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open Internet protections." Or, to put it in plain English, your ISP must provide equal broadband access to you or any site -- Amazon, Netflix, etc. -- without slowing down or speeding up sites for additional fees.
    ‚ÄčNet neutrality becomes the law of the land | ZDNet

    I don't know what this will do, but I expect there will be a wholesale rate increase by Internet providers.


    I just posted this over in the General area, since I didn't think it would go in Windows 10 News.

    This is great, but all the Internet providers will now say since they can't scalp us one way, they'll do it another way. So, I expect rate increases by, at least, the big providers.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Feb 2015 at 15:16. Reason: moved ;)
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  6.    26 Feb 2015 #6

    It really is more important as to which government their talking about. . .
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  7.    26 Feb 2015 #7

    You mean, whether it's OUR government, correct?? lol!
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  8.    26 Feb 2015 #8

    Lol, I wouldn't bet on it. Net Neutrality means that they can't raise prices on one group without also raising prices on another. And Google and other major bandwidth consumers will not sit still for even tiny bandwidth increases. So what this means is we benefit from the bargaining power of the big boys, since whatever they negotiate will have to apply to us as well.
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  9.    26 Feb 2015 #9

    My only concern is that when the government steps in, they start to tax, in this case, the ISPs which then causes a trickle down effect to the end consumer, meaning us.
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  10. Posts : 14,367
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       26 Feb 2015 #10

    Mystere said: View Post
    Lol, I wouldn't bet on it. Net Neutrality means that they can't raise prices on one group without also raising prices on another. And Google and other major bandwidth consumers will not sit still for even tiny bandwidth increases. So what this means is we benefit from the bargaining power of the big boys, since whatever they negotiate will have to apply to us as well.
    I hadn't thought of it that way, but what's to keep them from bringing cost to us consumers in line with the big boys?

    IOW, Big Boy is paying $50.00 for 25Mbps while I'm paying $25.00 for 12 Mbps. So, I'm raised to 25 Mbps and my rate is raised to $50.00, the same as Big Boy.

    And yes, this is very confusing. You should see the firestorm this announcement caused over on ZDNet! Talk about bringing out the worst in human nature!
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