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(Yahoo)   On this July 4th, lets take a moment to be thankful for all the rights guaranteed by the Constitution like your freedom of speech, your freedom to worship as you please, Verizon's right to throttle your data speeds...wait, what?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 7
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2012-07-04 09:44:03 PM
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taurusowner: Verizon customer here with a phone that experiences data drops probably 15 times a day.

Of course they have the right to throttle speeds. It's their infrastructure, their towers, their repair technicians keeping things running, their network handling traffic. It's called "ownership". When something is yours, you get to do what you want with it. The cellular network and the associated hardware and software belong to Verizon. Not me. Not you. Not Congress. Don't like it, go build your own.


No. fark that. They are a common carrier; that means that they have to abide by certain rules, and one of the rules is and should be that they are not allowed to discriminate between different types of traffic. If they want to talk about how they have a right to edit the content that comes down their pipes, I am perfectly fine with them giving up their common carrier protection. Once the MAFIAA sues them out of existence for contributory copyright infringement and the entire board is arrested for distributing child pornography because of the actions of their users, I'll bet they'll wish they still had their protections.
2012-07-04 10:01:56 PM
2 votes:
"for all the rights guaranteed by the Constitution"

I hate this view. Your rights are not something granted to you by the Government, they are natural rights of human beings. The constitution restricts the powers of the government to infringe upon them.
2012-07-04 11:05:26 PM
1 votes:
Their argument that its like an editor of a news paper... Total BS. They don't own the paper, they are the paperboy.
Wouldn't you be pissed if the guy that delivered the paper cut out articles?

/What are these "news papers" you speak of?
2012-07-04 10:33:28 PM
1 votes:

SuperT: "for all the rights guaranteed by the Constitution"

I hate this view. Your rights are not something granted to you by the Government, they are natural rights of human beings. The constitution restricts the powers of the government to infringe upon them.


Your right to free speech is a natural right, but it can be limited by a corrupt power. Go to Saudi Arabia and start preaching atheism and see how far you get. The constitution is the (theoretical) guarantee that the government is limited and unable to restrict your natural rights.
2012-07-04 09:54:06 PM
1 votes:
Why don't these farking cock licker ISPs stop worrying about caps, net neutrality, pirates, and bandwidth usage and worry about their shiatty farking infrastructure.
2012-07-04 09:52:22 PM
1 votes:
Subby's making a funny, heh. *read article*

Verizon is actually making that argument. Palm, meet face.

When Verizon stops transmitting over the public airwaves, spectrum of which they've leased, then they might have a case albeit a weak one at best.
2012-07-04 09:27:50 PM
1 votes:

karmaceutical: taurusowner: Verizon customer here with a phone that experiences data drops probably 15 times a day.

Of course they have the right to throttle speeds. It's their infrastructure, their towers, their repair technicians keeping things running, their network handling traffic. It's called "ownership". When something is yours, you get to do what you want with it. The cellular network and the associated hardware and software belong to Verizon. Not me. Not you. Not Congress. Don't like it, go build your own.

This is a weird kind of troll. I've got to admit, I don't frequent the Geek tab much. Is this kind of thing normal?


They aren't usually first...they are usually about 100 posts in, so most Farkers just scan past them.

Something tells me it's a Verizon sales rep that's annoyed with the calls to his store.
 
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