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Old June 20th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Okay, well many of you have been hearing things about Net Neutrality , and the current telicomms trying to control what , when, and where you can access any content you want on the internet.

Here is a nicely put together video that helps explain what it Net Neutrality means.

http://www.uneasysilence.com/archive/2006/06/6767/

here is a site also onthe topic, http://www.savetheinternet.com/



Do you want Comcast, or AT&T telling you what you can or cannot look at?
Do you think they should force companies to pay higher rates to "ensure" that their webservices (mail,news, blogs, etc) and their sites "perform better" on the internet, which means, that companies can be essentially be muscled out and banished to lower bandwidth by a coalition of their competitors, as long as the competitors can come up with the money.

Dunno, i've been following the issue for a few months and it still amazes me that this hasn't been thrown out yet and how one sided the issue is.
Contact your representative and let them know how you feel about the issue.

Who knows one day if the telicos got their way, CC will have to pony up basically protection money to ensure that THIS site even can be accessed at a decent speed.
Independant press such as Bloggers will also be a group that will be cornered into pony'ing up more money so that they can be heard.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #2
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Know the best way to fight it?

If comcast/charter ect started that shit, don't fLucking pay them.

Problem solved. Enough people grow minds and balls and stand up for things they believe in the more control we will have again.
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unfortunently majority of internet users have no clue what is going on or even care how they get to the sites the visit, someone has to speak up before it all goes to shit.
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shitty thing is i dont even have choice other than comcast where i live. It blows comcast is owned by those hippocrit brothers/father son team from phillidelphia right HAL9000 they acted all reglious all the time and turns out they were stealing money. Comcast sucks. All the big utiliites exist in a world on non competition and non response to customers needs and still make money. Just rteading this is making me furious hal9000

You guys know why you couldnt get local channels on your satalite tv when i came out in 1997 ? Cuase of comcast and the other big cable companies, bought off law makers and had bills written to make it illegal to provide you with your local broadcast channel on a MULTI HUNDRED CHANNEL system you cant get nbc, cbc,abc, cbs, fox, upn, and wb. Thats nice way to serve the people i can get c span 5, they statlite channel that has zero content except a picture of the ear spinning but cant get fox on satalite. ARRRRRRRG

Same reason cell phone have been out 20 years and only two years ago could you take your number with you.

I really really hate or lawmakers every year i get older i get more and more disgusted that they will fukc over millions of american for a few hundred grand of soft money.

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