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Old December 14th, 2017, 01:47 PM   #1
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Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites and block or slow down others in a decision repealing landmark, Obama-era regulations for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.

The move to deregulate the telecom and cable industry is a major setback for tech companies, consumer groups and Democrats who lobbied heavily against the decision. And it marks a significant victory for Republicans who vowed to roll back the efforts of the prior administration, despite a recent survey showing that 83 percent of Americans including 3 out of 4 Republicans opposed the plan.

Led by Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission and its two other GOP members on Thursday followed through on a promise to repeal the government's 2015 net neutrality rules, which sought to force Internet providers to treat all online services, large and small, equally. The agency also went a step further, rejecting much of its own authority over broadband in a bid to stymie future FCC officials who might seek to regulate providers...more here
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Old December 14th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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Am I supposed to be surprised ?

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Old December 14th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #3
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Old December 14th, 2017, 04:57 PM   #4
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You do realize that these repealed Net Neutrality regulations are only from 2015, right? Believe it or not, the internet existed pretty well over the 20 years prior. I'm sure it will survive without these regulations just the same.
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Isn't the FCC's job to protect consumers? Shouldn't they be the ones fighting for net neutrality the ones repealing it? It would be like if the EPA were the ones putting lead in the water supply.

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Old December 14th, 2017, 06:19 PM   #6
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Just in, washington state government plans to protect net neutrality despite fcc vote. Suck it rest of america, washington rules!

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Old December 14th, 2017, 06:20 PM   #7
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I've seen a lot of hysteria about net neutrality but I've never seen any real information as to which regulations are being repealed, and what practical difference this will make to my internet experience.
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I've seen a lot of hysteria about net neutrality but I've never seen any real information as to which regulations are being repealed, and what practical difference this will make to my internet experience.
Basically it still has to go through the courts and congress, but I mean it will allow companies to prioritise speed for specific websites and lower the speed for others. It would also allow companies to make people pay extra for special priority packages for websites like youtube and social media like facebook and snapchat. But hey, i live in washington so i dont need to worry about that lol

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You do realize that these repealed Net Neutrality regulations are only from 2015, right? Believe it or not, the internet existed pretty well over the 20 years prior. I'm sure it will survive without these regulations just the same.
Course it did, the FCC still had regulations over the internet even before 2015, this makes it so no regulations, hope that helps

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Basically it still has to go through the courts and congress, but I mean it will allow companies to prioritise speed for specific websites and lower the speed for others. It would also allow companies to make people pay extra for special priority packages for websites like youtube and social media like facebook and snapchat. But hey, i live in washington so i dont need to worry about that lol
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Course it did, the FCC still had regulations over the internet even before 2015, this makes it so no regulations, hope that helps
Sorry but, that is just wrong. This bill specifically repeals Obama-era regulations, established in 2015. In the twenty years prior to that, there was no existing net neutrality policy in the USA.

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I've seen a lot of hysteria about net neutrality but I've never seen any real information as to which regulations are being repealed, and what practical difference this will make to my internet experience.
99% of people don't even know what net neutrality actually involves, or how it can affect them. They are just hissing a fit about it because it is trendy. In all actuality, it is very unlikely that you will see any practical difference in your internet.

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Sorry but, that is just wrong. This bill specifically repeals Obama-era regulations, established in 2015. In the twenty years prior to that, there was no existing net neutrality policy in the USA.
K, you probably know more about the history of US Internet

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Old December 15th, 2017, 06:17 AM   #13
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We do not have any net neutrality and the only way it has affected us is mostly in the Mobile internet department. Some providers sometimes offer free access to WhatsApp, Viber, Instagram, Facebook etc. Fornhaving Internet provided to your homes, it's all the same. I hardly think anything will change because doing so would upset the status quo, and I think that the ISP conglomerates arenalready swimmimg in cash. Many companies refuse to innovate when they have the time amd resources, instead they keep chugging money.

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