Darth_Lukecash: Hell, I don't even understand the headline, subby.
FirstNationalBastard: Darth_Lukecash: Hell, I don't even understand the headline, subby.I don't even understand how I got here. I just mashed some keys and my magical porn box brought me to this place.
skinink: The internet was created by a government agency. Who fooling who to think the net will ever be fair or not abused by any government?
Iszael: A happy user is one that doesn't switch to another provider.
Cpl.D: It's a series of tubes!
Representative of the unwashed masses: Cpl.D: It's a series of tubes!I'm pretty sure it's a dump truck...
Iszael: Well, here's the thing, people complain more about their video stalling than they do about drops in quality.So the telcos reshape the traffic to minimize the pauses, even if it means that the quality can suffer a bit occasionally.Also, some origin servers are slow, or congested, etc. and the bandwidth provider does what it can to cache some of the data that seems popular. They're really trying to optimize the overall experience for the user. A happy user is one that doesn't switch to another provider. And they like to brag about fewest complaints, etc. (well, some have given up worrying about that because they have no competition)So all this traffic manipulation, in a competitive market, is for your benefit.
jpo2269: As great as the Nets are, how can anyone stay neutral????Back in 20y05 I signed up for Cingular's unlimited data plan for their wifi service. For close to seven years, I had no problem with the service and was happy. Fast forward to 2012, AT&T had acquired Cingular and had discontinued the unlimited plan, but grandfathered current customers as long as they did not upgrade their equipment.Sadly, in the summer of 2012 my wifi receiver started to fail and was completely undependable. When it came time to upgrade, I inquired about the opportunity to keep my data plan and was told that was not an option. Faced with this option, I chose to cancel my service... and not surprisingly, if I didn't choose to cancel my service AT&T would let me keep my unlimited plan...Fast forward two-three months later and about six days into my current billing cycle, I had no internet access. When I called AT&T's customer service, I was informed that my internet service had been cut off because I had exceeded 5GB of usage for the billing cycle...When I tried to alert the CS representative that I had unlimited data and was paying for unlimited data; the CS rep looked up my account and confirmed that I did indeed had unlimited data, but i had exceeded 5GB and my account would be locked until next billing cycle...After several weeks of trying to resolve this problem, AT&T was willing to bill me for an unlimited plan as long as I only used 5GB of data..In the end, after several more weeks of effort, I was able to cancel my AT&T plan and was credited for the early cancellation, but what made this matter worse is the fact that my "best" option at the time for data usage was Sprint... I should sue AT&T for making me deal with Sprint for the last two years... gawd, Sprint really sucks.As these media companies try to merge, one of the requirements to approval should be offering an unlimited level of data and at a higher rate of speed than what we as a nation "enjoy."
TuteTibiImperes: We pay more and get lower quality service in return than pretty much any other developed nation
jpo2269: Back in 20y05 I signed up for Cingular's unlimited data plan for their wifi service.
destardi: I hate people who try to bedazzle us with BS - and forward articles that are just corporate mumbo-jumbo without even understanding the 'science' and 'reality' themselves.Net Neutrality has worked up until now very well, thank you. Now corporations are trying to get their greedy hands in the cookie jar.
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