Net Neutrality in trouble? Court Strikes Down FCC Open Internet Order

  • metta

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    Jan 14, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    Court Strikes Down FCC Open Internet Order

    "“We’re disappointed that the court came to this conclusion. Its ruling means that Internet users will be pitted against the biggest phone and cable companies — and in the absence of any oversight, these companies can now block and discriminate against their customers’ communications at will."

    http://www.freepress.net/press-release/105543/court-strikes-down-fcc-open-internet-order

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    Jan 15, 2014 1:04 AM GMT
    I don't understand what this means to me as a consumer....anyone explain it?...How much is it going to cost me?...Is this a corporate censor that will be manipulating net speeds or what does it mean?
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    Jan 15, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    Sporty_G saidI don't understand what this means to me as a consumer....anyone explain it?...How much is it going to cost me?...Is this a corporate censor that will be manipulating net speeds or what does it mean?


    Pay to play. Wal-Mart website/content will likely be blazing fast, because they'll be able to afford speed enhancements (or lack of throttling) that their service provider sells to premium customers. Let's say the RealJock website owner can't afford this premium (previously non-throttled) bandwidth. RealJock will load more slowly.

    Your internet has been "neutral" now since its start. RealJock loads as quickly as Wal-Mart. If net neutrality goes away, buh-bye democratic internet.

    Internet access in most first-world countries is much faster than the US. US politicians have ensured that no liberty or technological advancement will benefit anyone but the wealthiest.
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    Jan 15, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidInternet access in most first-world countries is much faster than the US. US politicians have ensured that no liberty or technological advancement will benefit anyone but the wealthiest.

    Funny, I always envisioned that the US WAS a first world country. Somewhere we must have slid down the list, what number are we now? 3rd world?
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    Jan 16, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
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    mickeytopogigio saidInternet access in most first-world countries is much faster than the US. US politicians have ensured that no liberty or technological advancement will benefit anyone but the wealthiest.

    Funny, I always envisioned that the US WAS a first world country. Somewhere we must have slid down the list, what number are we now? 3rd world?
    Wouldn't that be an awesome slap in the face; trailing most first-world countries in education, internet access, poverty, acceptance of climate change, acceptance of evolution, adherence to religion...we lose our first-world membership card?
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    Jan 16, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
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    mickeytopogigio saidInternet access in most first-world countries is much faster than the US. US politicians have ensured that no liberty or technological advancement will benefit anyone but the wealthiest.

    Funny, I always envisioned that the US WAS a first world country. Somewhere we must have slid down the list, what number are we now? 3rd world?
    Wouldn't that be an awesome slap in the face; trailing most first-world countries in education, internet access, poverty, acceptance of climate change, acceptance of evolution, adherence to religion...we lose our first-world membership card?

    Yeah, I'd say we're probably bordering on dropping over the edge into at least the 2nd world! LOL