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Net Neutrality going away, is this a concern?
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Alright, so, Net Neutrality is going away, but is this a concern?  Ajit Pai's tenure as FCC Chairman is hardly certain; he could be replaced with a new president, so at the most, we'd simply have to wait out a second Trump term.  Is it time to rush to the corner grocery and stock up on Campbell's tomato soup and saltines?  What will come of this, if anything? Undecided
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Could be reversed before long. One simply does not know.. as it's headed back towards the government.

It's all politics if you ask me..
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The net is bigger than all that stuff, it will take care of itself.
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(01-10-2018, 12:47 PM)Reddit Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Could be reversed before long. One simply does not know.. as it's headed back towards the government.

It's all politics if you ask me..

I agree, it's politics, but... it's the power that tweaks our ISPs.... That's of some concern, possibly.
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(01-11-2018, 02:59 AM).Flagg. Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.The net is bigger than all that stuff, it will take care of itself.

Yes, the net is much bigger than that, and in that sense, perhaps the name of the issue is misleading -- perhaps it ought to be called ISP neutrality.  ISPs don't make up the net, to be sure, but they are the upramps onto that glorious info superhighway... if we're suddenly put in the slow lane just because an ISP *can* do it, then... that's legal, but not good or fair, imo.  Especially when a lack of competition makes this possible.
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Well from what I have read we can kiss it goodbye as the republicans have no intention of over turning the FCC's decision, however I am enjoying how several states are already forging their own protections against the rampant abuse by isp's, I just hope my own steps up soon, I am paying for 30mbps and I only get 1mpbs on a good day, which is very typical of isp's in small towns such as my own.
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(Yesterday, 05:57 AM)Nu77V47u3 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Well from what I have read we can kiss it goodbye as the republicans have no intention of over turning the FCC's decision, however I am enjoying how several states are already forging their own protections against the rampant abuse by isp's, I just hope my own steps up soon, I am paying for 30mbps and I only get 1mpbs on a good day, which is very typical of isp's in small towns such as my own.

Perhaps they have no intention so far, but re-election is always a concern, and this could be an issue that the American people won't let go of.  There are also procedural fixes possible: the next President after Trump could simply appoint a new FCC Chairman, who could then restore the net neutrality directives.  It could also be the case that President Trump may throw Chairman Pai under the political bus when he (Trump) discovers that the monopoly resulting from Pai's handling of the net neutrality matter gouged the voters.  Although, if you'tr already getting a bad deal from your ISP, then that's an indicator that there really is a monopolistic situation waiting to happen (in the absense of net neutrality regulation), especially in smaller, outlying areas.  It will take more that a change in regulation affects that situation, unfortunately.
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