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Poll: Big ol' Net Neutrality shenanigans .. (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Where do you stand on net neutrality?

  1. Active participant in the fight (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. Passive supporter (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  3. Meh - neutral on the topic (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Rally against net neutrality. Reverse it all! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. I am ruled by yearning for pie. (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

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Big ol' Net Neutrality shenanigans ..

Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:18 AM

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Many of the most popular websites on the web are participating in an Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality today to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation. Starting at midnight, a flood of major web platforms like Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, OK Cupid, Vimeo, Pornhub, Imgur, and Soundcloud began displaying prominent protest messages to their users, encouraging them to take action by contacting the FCC and Congress through tools like BattleForTheNet.com that make it easy for Internet users to make their voices heard.

https://www.fightfor...spreads-across/

  • Is anyone taking up the call today? Sending their representatives emoji and meme filled emails on the topic?
  • Perhaps their company is participating?
  • Maybe you just don't care or think the position is dumb.
  • Fancy other info on the subject?
  • Ways to combat slow speeds if it comes to it?


More info:
https://www.theverge...-companies-list

The rules being rolled back:

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The net neutrality rules, approved by the FCC in 2015, prevent Internet providers from playing favorites by deliberately speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites and apps. Comcast (CCV), for example, can't allow its own video content to load faster than content from a competing video site like Netflix (NFLX, Tech30) or Vimeo.
As part of the 2015 process, the FCC voted to assert more regulatory control over Internet providers by reclassifying them as common carriers, similar to telephone services.

Pai unveiled a proposal last month to repeal that reclassification, called Title II, potentially gutting the net neutrality protections.

http://money.cnn.com...vote/index.html


Tried as I could I cannot see an angle where the rollback is a good thing. We've already seen one instance where ISPs can sell off your information as it comes out of the pipe.. and now this? I must be missing something outside of the base line of greed and favoritism for carriers.

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Re: Big ol' Net Neutrality shenanigans ..

Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:22 AM

I like pie.
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Re: Big ol' Net Neutrality shenanigans ..

Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:33 AM

Pie!!!
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