pkellmey: Someone could always think a little differently, but I doubt they would get a seat on the panel.
LeroyBourne: *unloads my 2 terabyte external hard-drive*
Fart_Machine: Trickle down Internet.
I_Am_Weasel: Let them have their gold plated fibre cables!We'll have carrier pigeons with USB drives!
LeroyB: Wow, I remember the "olde days" when dial-up connections were charged by the minute.Once I went to an "always on" cable-modem almost 15 years ago I never thought I might be going back to that. Hello overage charges.
Farking Canuck: Keep voting in republicans giving your money to Reed Hastings. That's the way to protect the little guy.
kling_klang_bed: Republicans siding with the larger corporations and in turn duking the small businesses?[i45.photobucket.com image 240x189]
Anayalator: bighairyguy: Oh, and you now have to pay internet postage for all your emails too.[www.posthastedirect.com image 300x284]
Professor Duck: So, how long until we're charged by the Mb for service?
mod3072: So the Obama-appointed telecom industry shills voted to protect telecom profits at the expense of the consumer and free expression?? I blame Republicans. DAMN YOU, REPUBLICANS!!!
kertus: ikanreed: Okay, we need a backup plan.Digging up cables of companies that do this? Boycotts? Class action lawsuit for failure to deliver promised service?A class action suit has to be the way to do this. If I contract for 30mb/sec. INTERNET access, then that is what they should deliver.Who am I kidding, we the plebes have lost control. Capital has won the battle.
gweilo8888: The person on whose doorstep you should be crapping is Reed Hastings, and if you sign up for his streaming service, you deserve precisely what you're getting -- shafted.
gweilo8888: ikanreed: Digging up cables of companies that do this?Will just cause cable companies to raise costs, and you to spend even more on Internet access and web services than you already will.Boycotts?Don't work and never have.Class action lawsuit for failure to deliver promised service?Will buy the lawyers a nice Ferrari or three, while you'll get three dollars off your next month's bill if you agree that the cable company did no wrong and can repeat the behavior. (And you'll also have to rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time to get them to send the check, which you'll have to wait six months for. And its costs will be covered with a five-dollar-a-month-in-perpetuity hike in the cost of your cable bill.)The only answer here is to vote out the morons who put these morons in office, and any morons who think even slightly like they do, and continue to do so for decades, and pray that the people you vote in are less dishonest.
TV's Vinnie: Is there any way for the Pro-NN companies to file a lawsuit together? The FCC may still ram it down our throats, but at least we can make them damn well have to prove without a doubt that our government is owned by the Plutocracy. It may even wake up some republican voters.
clkeagle: Mikey1969: Wheeler's proposal is part of a larger "net neutrality" plan that forbids Internet service providers from outright blocking Web sites. And he promised a series of measures to ensure the new paid prioritization practices are done fairly and don't harm consumers. The agency said it had developed a "multifaceted dispute resolution process" on enforcement.Who the fark is "Wheeler"? The word appears once on the page, right in the quote I posted above. Do they even require an 8th grade education to write for the Washington Post, or can my dog get a job there?It was an editing mistake... but they probably assume someone interested in the current net neutrality discussion would know who the FCC chairman is.
The Homer Tax: mod3072: So the Obama-appointed telecom industry shills voted to protect telecom profits at the expense of the consumer and free expression?? I blame Republicans. DAMN YOU, REPUBLICANS!!!Are the republicans using their house majority to draft new legislation preventing companies from doing this? The regulatory powers of the regulatory bodies are determined by the laws enacted by the legislature. What are the republicans doing with their house majority to stop this?Oh, having another Benghazi investigation? Awesome.
Farking Canuck: Keep voting in republicans. That's the way to protect the little guy.
medius: LeroyBourne: *unloads my 2 terabyte external hard-drive*keep talking dirty
Professor Duck: *sigh* I get too much use out of this quote lately:"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."--Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri/I don't think that game was supposed to be prophetic...
Wadded Beef: Even one of the Democratic commissioners who voted yes on Thursday expressed some misgivings about how the proposal had been handled."I would have done this differently. I would have taken the time to consider the future," said Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who said the proposal can't allow for clear fast lanes for the most privileged companies. She said she supported a proposal allowing the agency to consider questions on how it could prevent certain Web sites from being blocked, in addition to figuring out the overall oversight of broadband Internet providers.Or you could have voted "no" you spineless twit.
"Go pull the plug. Its over."
Hi! I can lick my own eyebrows: Thank FSM that I have enough porn downloaded to last two lifetimes.
Headso: censorship plain and simple.
clkeagle: Coming soon:[geekometry.com image 520x245]Or more realistically:[images.huffingtonpost.com image 501x588]
ikanreed: Okay, we need a backup plan.Digging up cables of companies that do this? Boycotts? Class action lawsuit for failure to deliver promised service?
TV's Vinnie: The telecom companies argue that without being able to charge tech firms for higher-speed connections, they will be unable to invest in faster connections for consumers for rich people.Anyone who thinks that we schlubs would ever get a glimpse of these higher bandwiths unless we would have to fork over an assload each month is smoking meth.
BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: This country is a joke.
kling_klang_bed: Republicans Corporatists siding with the larger corporations and in turn duking the small businesses?[i45.photobucket.com image 240x189]
SHUT IT DOWN! SHUT IT DOWN FOREVER!
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