Discuss: FCC Rules on Net Neutrality

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February 26, 2015 at 16:26:58
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that the FCC has ruled to mandate net neutrality on Internet providers in the US. Discuss here if you think this will help or hurt future innovation, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
February 26, 2015 at 20:40:49
'Net neutrality' is just the feel-good term used to convince stupid people that it's OK to let the government take over the internet. The result will be more expensive services and I suppose more government spying on users.

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#2
February 26, 2015 at 21:25:33
Nah - Open internet for everybody is what net neutrality is all about. Whether the new FCC rule will help or stifle Innovation remain to be seen, although I believe the latter is based on fears. Technically speaking the FCC vote in effect will regulate the internet service providers as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and bans the implementation of paid fast lanes.

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#3
February 27, 2015 at 05:06:02
get ready for your internet tax. This amounts to nothing more than government takeover of the internet in the states. Look at Europe. They have the same type of internet regulations that the FCC wants and they have some of the slowest internet in the world.

Once again, get ready for the internet tax. Once the government finds a source if income, they will never let it go.

Look at it from a business perspective. If the ISP's cant regulate speed based on demand, then they will just slow everyone down.

ETA: It's not a tax, it'll be a fee because a tax would violate the Internet Tax Freedom Act

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#4
February 27, 2015 at 05:27:00
Look at Europe. They have the same type of internet regulations that the FCC wants and they have some of the slowest internet in the world

Really?

EDIT:

For anyone else curious about the effect of FCC rules on Taxes and Fees, look HERE

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#5
February 27, 2015 at 15:32:22
DAVEINCAPS nails it. Almost nothing that involves the government can be improved or trusted.

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