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#2
Unless they make it so companies can't charge for higher speeds and everyone gets google fiber speeds idc
#4
Huzzah!

I mean I have no doubt that Comcast and other service providers will dig their heels in as deep as they can and drag legislation out at least a year with lobbying and court challenges and whatnot but this is still a massive step in the right direction.
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#5


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#6
^ Haha. I came in here to post that. Verizon's mad about being regulated according to legislation from 1934? Imagine how I feel having modern gun policy dictated by dead, slave owners from the 18th century.
#DTWD
#8
Don't understand why anyone would have wanted to dismiss net neutrality anyway, apart ofcourse from the capitalist pigs that own the 2 or 3 companies involved. It would be detrimental to 300 million other americans.
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#9
my uncle and grandfather had been saying since i woke up today that "the government took over the internet"

then when i saw this and tried talking with my uncle, i was met with "blah blah, taxes, blah blah, government has their hands in more stuff, blah, death of capitalism"

i wish i could live with my head in the sand. the world would probably be a much less stressful place.

i also wish i could tell myself that corporations are my friend and would never try to take advantage of me.
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#10
A law that won't solve a problem, that doesn't exist in the first place. Great. And, since when do we want the FCC to have more influence?
#11
Quote by Neo Evil11
Don't understand why anyone would have wanted to dismiss net neutrality anyway, apart ofcourse from the capitalist pigs that own the 2 or 3 companies involved. It would be detrimental to 300 million other americans.

Because there is a shit ton of money to be made on it. Its rubbish, I'm actually a little pissed that the idea made it as far as it did.
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#12
Quote by Most_Triumphant
Because there is a shit ton of money to be made on it. Its rubbish, I'm actually a little pissed that the idea made it as far as it did.

There is a shit tone of money to be made by 3 persons, not the general public...
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#14
Quote by primusfan
Imagine how I feel having modern gun policy dictated by dead, slave owners from the 18th century.


Tell me how you feel about speech rights dictated by dead slave owners from the 18th century.
#15
Quote by Rossenrot
Tell me how you feel about speech rights dictated by dead slave owners from the 18th century.


I guess they were either right about everything 100% of the time or wrong about everything 100% of the time, eh?
#DTWD
#16
Support for net neutrality can be summed up thusly:

Twenty-something jackasses don't like Comcast and AT&T because they have a monopoly on internet service (the proper term is oligopoly, but that's a lesson for another time), so their solution to that is to advocate for the management of the internet by an organization headed by a cable industry lobbyist. Way to go, young people, this country is in such capable hands. While you sit here and rejoice over your great success with preserving "net neutrality rules" (which never existed in the first place), Tom Wheeler (chairman of the FCC) and his buddies at Comcast are laughing at you. I don't mean to sound like a 70 year old conservative, but I weep for the future of this country.

If you don't like the lack of competition in the ISP market in your area, take it up with your state and/or local government who granted monopolistic/oligopolistic power to the enshrined firms. The solution is not to have the feds further enshrine them as a sort of business aristocracy.
#17
Quote by jakesmellspoo
my uncle and grandfather had been saying since i woke up today that "the government took over the internet"

then when i saw this and tried talking with my uncle, i was met with "blah blah, taxes, blah blah, government has their hands in more stuff, blah, death of capitalism"

i wish i could live with my head in the sand. the world would probably be a much less stressful place.

i also wish i could tell myself that corporations are my friend and would never try to take advantage of me.


Why are they worried that the government is going to take over the internet but not worried that corporations will?
#19
Quote by Neo Evil11
Don't understand why anyone would have wanted to dismiss net neutrality anyway, apart ofcourse from the capitalist pigs that own the 2 or 3 companies involved. It would be detrimental to 300 million other americans.


Because now the NSA will listen to your TCP packets when you watch pornz!!


But really, America, just don't **** up with the traffic of the shit I use and everything will be fine. You can do whatever you want with your own citizens.
#20
Quote by Neo Evil11
There is a shit tone of money to be made by 3 persons, not the general public...

Sorry for the ambiguity, that is exactly what I meant. The people pushing the bill are only ones who are going to make money off it.
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#21
Quote by Most_Triumphant
Sorry for the ambiguity, that is exactly what I meant. The people pushing the bill are only ones who are going to make money off it.

No I knew we agreed. I just wanted to say it anyway.
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#24
I spent awhile explaining this concept to a rather conservative friend, who isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. I'M NOT SAYING CONSERVATIVES ARE STUPID; I'm saying this friend is stupid and also happens to be conservative.

I finally used this analogy: Imagine the power company wants to set up a new pricing plan. They have a "standard service" package that you can use to power the lights in your house. But if you want to plug in a TV and use it, you have to get the "Standard Plus" package, which costs just a little more.

That seemed to sink in, and he thought that sucked. Which I consider a success since he thought net neutrality mean our internet would end up like China's. Which, judging by how many hack attempts I used to get from RMTs in China when I played MMOs, can't be that bad.

And I also don't understand why certain groups seem more comfortable with a corporation running their lives than the government. Listen folks, it's gonna be one or the other, until they're the same entity.
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#25
Quote by Second Rate
Support for net neutrality can be summed up thusly:

Twenty-something jackasses don't like Comcast and AT&T because they have a monopoly on internet service (the proper term is oligopoly, but that's a lesson for another time), so their solution to that is to advocate for the management of the internet by an organization headed by a cable industry lobbyist. Way to go, young people, this country is in such capable hands. While you sit here and rejoice over your great success with preserving "net neutrality rules" (which never existed in the first place), Tom Wheeler (chairman of the FCC) and his buddies at Comcast are laughing at you. I don't mean to sound like a 70 year old conservative, but I weep for the future of this country.

If you don't like the lack of competition in the ISP market in your area, take it up with your state and/or local government who granted monopolistic/oligopolistic power to the enshrined firms. The solution is not to have the feds further enshrine them as a sort of business aristocracy.


Wow, you honestly have no idea what net neutrality is.
#26
that's fine and all but
the fcc won't let me be or let me be me so let me see
They tried to shut me down on M-T-V
But it feels so empty without me
So come on and dip, bum on your lips
**** that, cum on your lips and some on your ****
And get ready 'cause this **** is about to get heavy
I just settled all my lawsuits, "**** you, Debbie!"
¯\_()_/¯
#27
Quote by WaterGod
Why are they worried that the government is going to take over the internet but not worried that corporations will?

because capitalism is best, something something smaller government, but they still like getting their government paychecks for social security and disability.

AKA: they're dumb/ignorant

they just don't grasp how these things work. classic modern republicans.
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#28
Quote by Neo Evil11
There is a shit tone of money to be made by 3 persons, not the general public...

it's almost as if corporations don't give a shit about the general public shocking, i know


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#29
Quote by JamSessionFreak
it's almost as if corporations don't give a shit about the general public shocking, i know

Shut up. My point was not about corporations not caring, but the government potentially giving in to their demands rather than the public good.
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#30
Quote by Neo Evil11
Shut up. My point was not about corporations not caring, but the government potentially giving in to their demands rather than the public good.

Yeah, that's a totally different problem.

also no u


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silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#31
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

If corporations are involved there's at least some small chance that the Gov't can limit the more gross abuses.

If the Gov't is the enterprise, who limits them? Of course in theory "we, the people" do, but let's be honest, that's hit or miss at best, especially in an unelected position like those at the FCC.
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#33
Quote by CaptainCanti
that's fine and all but
the fcc won't let me be or let me be me so let me see
They tried to shut me down on M-T-V
But it feels so empty without me
So come on and dip, bum on your lips
**** that, cum on your lips and some on your ****
And get ready 'cause this **** is about to get heavy
I just settled all my lawsuits, "**** you, Debbie!"

god eminem is so ****ing bad how do people take that bum seriously
#35
Quote by MinterMan22
god eminem is so ****ing bad how do people take that bum seriously


Worst post ever on UG #1 contender
My God, it's full of stars!
#37
Quote by MinterMan22
god eminem is so ****ing bad how do people take that bum seriously

wait, you like Kanye but think Eminem is bad

i thought better of you minter, i really did


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silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#38
Quote by captaincrunk
my idiot libertarian friends are crying that this means cable companies won't have to compete with smaller businesses anymore

like

what

ask them where there's a small business cable company. i'd like to know.
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#39
Quote by jakesmellspoo
ask them where there's a small business cable company. i'd like to know.

right? and they're suggesting that big companies are tricking consumers into signing petitions and stuff. which companies? those same ones fighting tooth and nail against it? the ones who are suing the FCC right now to try to get this changed back?

lol
#40
the smallest (in terms of the area they provide service to) i can think of is Service Electric, which is what my mom's stuck with, but they're still not a small business by a long shot and they've had a monopoly going in that area for years.

iirc, they've been receiving fines every year or something to that effect, but it's apparently not hurting their profits too much.
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