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Internet influential figures write to US Congress in support of “net neutrality”

Tuesday, December 12th 2017 - 18:50 UTC
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Several influential figures responsible for creating the internet have demanded that a controversial vote to be cancelled. This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide on whether to repeal an Obama-era law that protects “net neutrality”. This refers to the principle that all traffic on the internet is treated equally. The pioneers said the FCC did not know what it was doing. Read full article

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  • chronic

    It's surprising that it took terrestrial isps this long to assume a wireless type pricing model. If you aren't sufficiently incentivised why would you want to unnecessarily support YouTube or Netflix or similar bandwidth sucking businesses.

    Dec 12th, 2017 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Hope you've got the lube ready for when you get screwed by your ISP!

    Dec 12th, 2017 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Doubt it's a personal issue since I utilise multiple service providers and shop this market on an ongoing basis.

    Dec 12th, 2017 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    And why would any of your options want to unnecessarily support Netflix or Youtube or similar bandwidth sucking businesses?

    You'll be the one paying more for less choice and a crappier service if this law passes. How much extra do you think they'll charge to let you look at porn?

    Dec 12th, 2017 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Sounds like someone is broke.

    Dec 13th, 2017 - 12:36 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • bushpilot

    I myself am not broke and I don't want to spend hours a month searching the market on an ongoing basis anyway.

    We all have reasonably normal service now. Instead of this, the “superior option”:

    The ISPs will charge more money for the normal service we already have and the ones who don't want to pay this or can't will be tortured with almost useless internet speeds.

    That-is-how-it-is-going-to-work.

    This bill is a shitty idea, plain and simple.

    Dec 13th, 2017 - 03:45 am - Link - Report abuse +2

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