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(Politico)   Net Neutrality may not be totally dead yet as a FCC commissioners, Democrat and Republican appear to be revolting against the Commissioner's plan to allow paid "internet fast lanes"   (politico.com) divider line 28
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2014-05-09 08:51:36 PM  
The FCC commissioners are revolting.
Yes, yes they are.
 
2014-05-09 09:22:14 PM  
You said it. They stink on ice.
 
2014-05-09 09:23:39 PM  
Democrat AND Republican?  Working together!??  Wait, lemme go fetch my fainting couch...
 
2014-05-09 10:07:14 PM  
Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.
 
2014-05-09 10:08:15 PM  

kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.


True, but some of those corporations who do the feeding don't like net neutrality dying either.  Like Level 3, in example.  So look at it more like infighting within the corporations.
 
2014-05-09 10:09:18 PM  

kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.


Maybe the corporation they're working for don't like "internet fast lanes", and are instructing them to fight against other corporations' plans.
 
2014-05-09 10:10:27 PM  

kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.


Netflix and Google are also corporations and they really want net neutrality. The question is who's going to buy off the FCC and courts the best.
 
2014-05-09 10:26:23 PM  

Cpl.D: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.


True, but some of those corporations who do the feeding don't like net neutrality dying either.  Like Level 3, in example.  So look at it more like infighting within the corporations.


I'm hoping Level 3 will enact Second Amendment solutions.
 
2014-05-09 10:31:02 PM  

kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.


Must be in a non Comcast area
 
2014-05-09 10:41:23 PM  

kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.


Politicians holding out for a higher bid from the ISPs
 
2014-05-09 11:15:08 PM  
It's a series of lanes.
 
2014-05-09 11:18:17 PM  

RedVentrue: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

Politicians holding out for a higher bid from the ISPs


It's also an election year, campaign ain't going to pay for itself.
 
2014-05-09 11:29:26 PM  

Kittypie070: Cpl.D: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

True, but some of those corporations who do the feeding don't like net neutrality dying either.  Like Level 3, in example.  So look at it more like infighting within the corporations.

I'm hoping Level 3 will enact Second Amendment solutions.


Metaphorical second amendment solutions, I hope you mean!  No need to drag actual violence into this.  That'll come all by itself when people realize all the porn bandwidth is being used up by the mormons in utah.
 
2014-05-09 11:34:20 PM  

Cpl.D: Kittypie070: Cpl.D: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

True, but some of those corporations who do the feeding don't like net neutrality dying either.  Like Level 3, in example.  So look at it more like infighting within the corporations.

I'm hoping Level 3 will enact Second Amendment solutions.

Metaphorical second amendment solutions, I hope you mean!  No need to drag actual violence into this.  That'll come all by itself when people realize all the porn bandwidth is being used up by the mormons in utah.


Share the spank bank, man.
 
2014-05-09 11:42:44 PM  
He has a nasty reputation as a cru-el dude.
 
2014-05-10 01:34:38 AM  

kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.


This is a Corporation vs. Corporation battle at this point, tier-1 service, and content, providers versus tier-2 service providers. In the end, the government will fall on the side of who can/will pony up the most bucks...and that'll be the latter category.

Especially when the tier-1 providers clue into the fact they can start throttling tier-2 providers' bandwidth, and tier-2 providers find themselves having to negotiate costlier provision  while lobbying on the federal level for advantageous regulation,  and continue lobbying on the regional and municipal level to continue blocking competition (like Google Fiber).
 
2014-05-10 01:57:44 AM  

I'm just asking questions: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

Maybe the corporation they're working for don't like "internet fast lanes", and are instructing them to fight against other corporations' plans.


Am I the only one who noticed a bunch of corporations wrote a letter to the FCC?

http://engine.is/wp-content/uploads/Company-Sign-On-Letter.pdf

Google, Facebook, Level 3, Cogent, Microsoft, Yahoo, ebay, LinkedIn, DropBox and about 100 others signed it.
 
2014-05-10 02:07:20 AM  

gfid: I'm just asking questions: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

Maybe the corporation they're working for don't like "internet fast lanes", and are instructing them to fight against other corporations' plans.

Am I the only one who noticed a bunch of corporations wrote a letter to the FCC?

http://engine.is/wp-content/uploads/Company-Sign-On-Letter.pdf

Google, Facebook, Level 3, Cogent, Microsoft, Yahoo, ebay, LinkedIn, DropBox and about 100 others signed it.


Kinda surprised they didn't get any of the big game publishers/marketers on there. You'd think this would be of interest to companies like Valve, EA, and Activision too.
 
2014-05-10 03:29:45 AM  

wraith95: gfid: I'm just asking questions: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

Maybe the corporation they're working for don't like "internet fast lanes", and are instructing them to fight against other corporations' plans.

Am I the only one who noticed a bunch of corporations wrote a letter to the FCC?

http://engine.is/wp-content/uploads/Company-Sign-On-Letter.pdf

Google, Facebook, Level 3, Cogent, Microsoft, Yahoo, ebay, LinkedIn, DropBox and about 100 others signed it.

Kinda surprised they didn't get any of the big game publishers/marketers on there. You'd think this would be of interest to companies like Valve, EA, and Activision too.


EA has been cozying up to Comcast. I think they're trying to get in and establish a business relationship early so that they can leverage it for a better deal when the telecoms have consolidated their control.

Basically, EA has gone over to the dark side and what else is new.
 
2014-05-10 03:46:58 AM  

xanadian: Democrat AND Republican?  Working together!??  Wait, lemme go fetch my fainting couch...


They're both revolting.  Revolting is a synonym for bad.

Fark has known that both sides are bad for a long time.  I wonder who that mean's I should vote for?

Kodos, I guess.
 
2014-05-10 03:47:36 AM  

Emposter: xanadian: Democrat AND Republican?  Working together!??  Wait, lemme go fetch my fainting couch...

They're both revolting.  Revolting is a synonym for bad.

Fark has known that both sides are bad for a long time.  I wonder who that mean's I should vote for?

Kodos, I guess.


I have no idea why I put an apostrophe in means.
 
2014-05-10 03:55:19 AM  

Delta1212: Basically, EA has gone over to the dark side and what else is new.


That happened a log time ago.

And if EA sticks to their normal behavior, they'll probably make a deal that throttles the bandwidth of their competitors.
 
2014-05-10 04:06:25 AM  

OgreMagi: Delta1212: Basically, EA has gone over to the dark side and what else is new.

That happened a log time ago.

And if EA sticks to their normal behavior, they'll probably make a deal that throttles the bandwidth of their competitors.


If EA sticks to their normal behavior, they'll make a deal that somehow throttles their own customers while trying to download EA games, infuriating even people who don't buy their games and continuing to push gamers to the point where they won't buy EA games no matter how good they are.
 
2014-05-10 09:44:40 AM  

Cpl.D: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

True, but some of those corporations who do the feeding don't like net neutrality dying either.  Like Level 3, in example.  So look at it more like infighting within the corporations.


Everyone who is not a content deliverer (aka Comcast and the people who own the infrastructure) do not want toll roads.

Think of it like your commute. The only people who want a toll road are those who can pay (rich people), those who collect the money (unions and municipalities), and those who benefit from them (contractors and employees).
 
2014-05-10 10:08:46 AM  

OgreMagi: Delta1212: Basically, EA has gone over to the dark side and what else is new.

That happened a log time ago.

And if EA sticks to their normal behavior, they'll probably make a deal that throttles the bandwidth of their competitors.


Yeah, EA was evil way back when they screwed over Sega with illegal means... and that was the early 90s.
 
2014-05-10 12:04:35 PM  

UsikFark: It's also an election year, campaign ain't going to pay for itself.


FCC commissioners are appointed, not elected.  Moran.
 
2014-05-10 01:54:17 PM  
Emposter:  If EA sticks to their normal behavior, they'll make a deal that somehow throttles their own customers while trying to download EA games, infuriating even people who don't buy their games and continuing to push gamers to the point where they won't buy EA games no matter how good they are.

If EA sticks to its normal behaviour it will decommission several connections from the US based farms, throttle everything and then blame the FCC/Net Neutrality as being the reason its so slow.  Will have massive threadnaughts on here, reddit, elsewhere about how evil the FCC is for allowing this and poor poor EA.  Then in the next shareholders conference call (the following year once most gamers have totally forgotten about it and just accept the slow speed as a given) they will outright state what they did.  Gamers won't care.  They are playing SimCity 2, Mass Effect 4, Battlefield 5.

Gamerz can't do without their shiny and will accept ANY such bullshiat with a smile; they'll even defend it.
 
2014-05-11 07:20:55 AM  

Delta1212: wraith95: gfid: I'm just asking questions: kroonermanblack: Horse shiat.

The politicians work for the corporations. They don't bite the hands that feed.

Maybe the corporation they're working for don't like "internet fast lanes", and are instructing them to fight against other corporations' plans.

Am I the only one who noticed a bunch of corporations wrote a letter to the FCC?

http://engine.is/wp-content/uploads/Company-Sign-On-Letter.pdf

Google, Facebook, Level 3, Cogent, Microsoft, Yahoo, ebay, LinkedIn, DropBox and about 100 others signed it.

Kinda surprised they didn't get any of the big game publishers/marketers on there. You'd think this would be of interest to companies like Valve, EA, and Activision too.

EA has been cozying up to Comcast. I think they're trying to get in and establish a business relationship early so that they can leverage it for a better deal when the telecoms have consolidated their control.

Basically, EA has gone over to the dark side and what else is new.


How can EA go over to the dark side? They have always been on the dark side.
 
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