Windows 10: When FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Here's What Internet Could Look Like

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       02 Dec 2017 #40

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Competition isn't a solution as most economic sectors are run by cartels.
    Any new players who upset the status quo will be crushed by the existing "top dogs".

    Cartels are supposed to be illegal, but when was the last time that dozens of executives were arrested, tried, imprisoned and had all of their assets confiscated?
    We have the best legal system money can buy here.
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  2.    02 Dec 2017 #41

    This is what I predict is going to happen if the FCC repeals net neutrality......
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    storageman said: View Post
    So the ISP could collect $ from the end user in the form of CAP's and also collect more $ from the suppliers. And no where does it state who the suppliers are. Is it only streaming sites, or do they include Ford Motor co, Appliance parts whse etc. Its not right.
    It's about any provider that uses a large amount of bandwidth to provide their content. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are examples. If they have to pay more I'm sure their going to pass the price increase on to the customers. The other alternative is that we will have a lot of buffering and freezing when we try to steam a video.
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  6.    03 Dec 2017 #45

    This is what you potentially have to look forward to if NN goes away,

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       03 Dec 2017 #46

    O'boy... What's next? Internet loot boxes? "Gain access to a set of random themed webpages for a small fee" ...Ugh.
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    Great article - explains it all.
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       04 Dec 2017 #49

    stormy13 said: View Post
    This is what you potentially have to look forward to if NN goes away,
    Good visual. Thanks. That might be what it comes down to. Then watch the ads that help pay for it also.

    Thanks again, Shawn. Certainly more insight into what goes on.

    So after a few days of pondering on this, here's what I think should happen since the feed to the Net is as important for me today as any utility. I haven't had personal TV service for 15 or so years. Been so long that's a guess. I do subscribe to Netflix, of course the membership of the forum here, read news sites, and read/research the Net daily.

    1. ISPs should be dumb pipes. In the business of delivering data only. Shouldn't be able to own any news media companies, nor ad companies. It should be just the same as delivering electricity, natural gas, oil, water, mail, or pudding.

    2. No bundling/packages. Charge everyone the same rate per MB. No caps. Charge everyone for the speed they desire > 1 bit per second, 1 megaflops per second, or anything in between. Simply charge for what one uses, even if that means we pay more (or less) since it will be an even playing field. If any media company needs to pass the cost onto us, so be it. It should all be up to we the consumers. It's called free enterprise.

    3. A citizens watch group added to the FCC just as any utility is regulated. I don't trust the government alone to watch and oversee. Our founding fathers warned us of that.

    4. Let us choose which company delivers our data even though one may own the infrastructure. Regulations allow this with electricity, natural gas, water, and other utilities. It's time to modernize this.
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