6 thoughts on “Will Net Neutrality be undone? (The 3:59, Ep. 223)

  • May 9, 2017 at 11:20 am
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    the Holy Government doesn't accept bribes and they would never give citizens syphilis…
    trust, obey, trust, obey, trust….

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  • May 9, 2017 at 11:20 am
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    In 1990s ISPs got $200 billion dollar tax cut to expand their infrastructure and deliver fiber optic under High Performance Computing Act of 1991. That never happened. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 gave ISPs 7.2 billion to expend their infrastructures.

    We are paying ISPs for internet service and we are paying more than in most developed nations. What ISPs want is to double dip or even triple dip because most ISPs also own media networks, which they also charge customers for. If access to media networks was without an additional cost, then they can throttle 3rd parties, and fast lane their own content. But they are not doing it.

    They took government funds and did not expend the networks. They charge for the internet. They charge for the media. And now they want to be able to prioritize for their own benefit? That is completely an utter nonsense. If they want to prioritize their own content, then it is time to breakup these conglomerates into separate entities. It is shocking that anti-trust suits are not being brought to break this shit up.

    To me the argument that certain services take the advantage of the ISP makes sense. If certain company takes up vastly more bandwidth than anyone else on the market, maybe they ought to pay more. And they should not pay more for priority access. They should pay more because they are utilizing more of the infrastructure than anyone else.

    Internet should be permanently reclassified as a utility.

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