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(New Europe)   If you want net neutrality, trusting telephony providers with Internet governance is like trusting the fox with the henhouse: they will do anything in their power to delay, prevent, and limit the threat to their existing paycheck   (neurope.eu) divider line 9
    More: Obvious, internet governance, speed limits, telephony providers, European Company, walled garden, Citizenship of the European Union, telephones  
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2013-11-15 08:46:35 AM  
I don't trust Fox for anything.
 
2013-11-15 08:56:11 AM  
Either the government needs to step in and claim ownership or it needs to break up the players into smaller pieces to foster true competition.

These too big to do anything about corporations are the bane of everyone.
 
2013-11-15 09:05:58 AM  
Killing net neutrality will only end very badly for big telco.  They will either end up having to pay google, facebook, apple, amazon, etc exorbitant amounts of money just like they pay TV networks, or google will decide that paying every telco to prioritize their data across the US would be less cost effective than just ramping up the rollout of google fiber.

Either way, I really am not looking forward to the day when we try to navigate to netflix only to see "This site has been blocked do to an ongoing contract dispute between <local telco> and netflix."
 
2013-11-15 09:58:00 AM  

Feepit: Either the government needs to step in and claim ownership or it needs to break up the players into smaller pieces to foster true competition.

These too big to do anything about corporations are the bane of everyone.


The government needs to step in and declare internet access a public utility. You pay a set fee depending on the pipe width and are given unfettered access to the entire internet. I don't feel there's any other way this should be handled.
 
2013-11-15 10:52:57 AM  
Mixing metaphors is like lying in the bread you buttered.
 
2013-11-15 11:13:00 AM  

jxb465: Feepit: Either the government needs to step in and claim ownership or it needs to break up the players into smaller pieces to foster true competition.

These too big to do anything about corporations are the bane of everyone.

The government needs to step in and declare internet access a public utility. You pay a set fee depending on the pipe width and are given unfettered access to the entire internet. I don't feel there's any other way this should be handled.


While I agree wholeheartedly, I don't think this would be a reality for a very long time.  Too many companies with too much money have battled for far too long to keep that from becoming a reality.  For a brief period, there was a glimmer of hope with research being done on Ethernet-over-Power lines and I've even heard of research being done on using natural gas lines to transmit data, but neither of these seem to be panning out very well.
 
2013-11-15 12:29:57 PM  

jxb465: Feepit: Either the government needs to step in and claim ownership or it needs to break up the players into smaller pieces to foster true competition.

These too big to do anything about corporations are the bane of everyone.

The government needs to step in and declare internet access a public utility. You pay a set fee depending on the pipe width and are given unfettered access to the entire internet. I don't feel there's any other way this should be handled.


That's more or less what the UK did. The old "phone company" was split in two, the physical network and the consumer facing business. The network side must by law sell equal access to anyone at the same price. I could start an ISP tomorrow and be able to serve the whole country and compete on price
Result: I have 200 ISP to choose from, and can switch if I want to.
 
2013-11-15 01:20:58 PM  
Sometimes I'm very happy to live in the country and have a very progressive cooperative phone company. Reasonable rates, excellent service, and they haven't turned it on yet (or whatever they do for this stuff), but they laid fiber down the road in front of my house.

Bonus, most years we get money back in the form of a "Capital Credit" which we call the "Christmas Club" since it comes around this time of year.
 
2013-11-15 03:02:22 PM  
What's with the completely unrelated photo of Kraftwerk?

That was.... random.
 
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