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(Fox News)   The GOP warns that FCC net neutrality laws will "derail the internet" and "stifle innovation". Thanks Obama   (foxnews.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Federal Communications Commission, GOP, house republican leaders, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, streaming media  
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964 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 May 2014 at 10:31 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-15 09:23:16 AM  
4 votes:
The internet is not a truck. Its a series of tubes.
2014-05-15 12:12:45 PM  
3 votes:

jst3p: jst3p: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: Netflix doesn't seem to share your reasoning, as they've already hiked the price.

And they hemorrhaged subscribers when they did it.

But why did they hike prices?


Hint: The input costs (content providers) increased.

To be more clear: This is exactly what happened: Input costs went up, price went up so quantity demanded decreased, just like the Econ 101 you claim to have been to:

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Oh yeah? Well here's what I think of your chart

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I think we can clearly see how painful it will be.
2014-05-15 09:35:43 AM  
3 votes:
If we can't stifle competition, how can anyone win?
2014-05-15 09:44:40 AM  
2 votes:
This makes about as much sense as Benghazi, so at least they're consistent.
2014-05-15 09:19:49 AM  
2 votes:

gnosis301: Can someone explain how not having net neutrality promotes innovation? How can maintaining the status quo by not allowing preferential traffic derail the internet?


For the same reason that letting Comcast own all the accesses will promote competition, duh.
m00
2014-05-15 11:01:38 AM  
1 vote:

udhq: If youtube or netflix don't work as well on Comcast, then in the long run that's going to hurt Comcast more than anyone else.


www.neontommy.com
2014-05-15 10:59:47 AM  
1 vote:

Garet Garrett: Hey FCC, you know what would be really "neutral"?  Not regulating the internet.

/Radical idea:  stop creating monopolies and then telling us you need to regulate them because they're monopolies.


Exactly!

The telecoms should be able to charge whatever they want, or throttle bandwidth however they want!

That's freedom.
2014-05-15 10:58:13 AM  
1 vote:
Watching the live feed of the FCC Commission?

I am.

"The future of the internet is the future of everything..."

Mind blown.
2014-05-15 10:56:21 AM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: They want to be able to shake down both their end users and individual websites.

"Hey Amazon, give us $100k a year or we'll throttle all traffic to your site from the state of California."


I don't know who Amazon's ISP is, but Amazon is already giving them absurd amounts of money for the huge amounts of bandwidth they consume.

But the ISPs want to be able to screw us all over in at least 3 new ways.

1) Tell Amazon, "Okay, you're paying us for 100 Gbps of bandwidth, but unless you pay us more, the only thing that will get 100 Gbps is videos of John Boehner fellating the CEO of Comcast."

2) Tell Amazon's ISP, "Okay, we have peering agreements with you, and Amazon is paying out the nose for their bandwidth as it is.  But screw those peering agreements.  We're not going to let Amazon send anything across our network unthrottled (except videos of John Boehner fellating the CEO of Comcast) unless they directly pay us more... even though we're not their ISP.

3) Tell Amazon's customers, "Okay, you're paying for 50 Mbps of bandwidth, and Amazon is paying out the nose for their bandwidth, but that's not enough.  We're not going to allow anything to flow to you at 50 Mbps (except videos of John Boehner fellating the CEO of Comcast) unless you pay more for our deluxe package.
2014-05-15 10:55:02 AM  
1 vote:
Are these stupid motherf*ckers ever right about anything? Jesus f*cking CHRIST.
2014-05-15 10:49:12 AM  
1 vote:

udhq: I have a really hard time figuring out how opposing net neutrality can benefit the service providers in the long run.  It is my understanding that guidelines would PERMIT providers differentiate traffic streams, but would not REQUIRE them to do so.

So how would an ISP providing a throttled or capped service be able to compete with a non throttled/capped provider?  I know there's not enough competition, but it seems like there are enough options out there where you're not really at the mercy of any 1 provider.  If anything, it would just seem like Comcast/Charter/etc. choosing to throttle traffic would simply hasten the emergence of services like Google Fiber.


lol compete. cute.
2014-05-15 10:45:47 AM  
1 vote:

gnosis301: Can someone explain how not having net neutrality promotes innovation? How can maintaining the status quo by not allowing preferential traffic derail the internet?


It allows the big players, companies that everyone has already invested in, to innovate without having to worry about ankle biters.

And it also saves the investors from taking unnecessary risks.  Do you want another pets.com?  No?  Then you should favor the stability that a high barrier to entry brings!
2014-05-15 10:39:31 AM  
1 vote:
Hmmm.  Obama appoints corporate shill to FCC.  Shill shills for corporations.  GOP opposes shill because Obama?
You might have something here.
This could work.
2014-05-15 10:38:49 AM  
1 vote:

Garet Garrett: Radical idea:  stop creating monopolies


But monopolies are the end game of Capitalism. Everyone loves unfettered Capitalism, right?
2014-05-15 10:37:13 AM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: This makes about as much sense as Benghazi, so at least they're consistent.


Faster access to Benghazi scandal websites!!!
2014-05-15 09:49:14 AM  
1 vote:
Read carefully. The Republicans are opposing the shiatty new rules the industry shill is trying to put in. They don't want companies to be able to discriminate based on content
2014-05-15 08:44:13 AM  
1 vote:
Can someone explain how not having net neutrality promotes innovation? How can maintaining the status quo by not allowing preferential traffic derail the internet?
 
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