Net Neutrality

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Net Neutrality

Post by hobie16 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:46 pm

Having trouble understanding net neutrality? Let Burger King explain it to you. This is very well done.



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Re: Net Neutrality

Post by BRWombat » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:22 pm

Cute. Hard to believe they'd treat their customers this way. :oweye:

Oh,wait, they don't. Note the "Fake pricing for illustration purposes only" disclaimer, which means they would never actually do this to their customers -- it'd drive them away, to another restaurant. So... as a business trying to satisfy their customer base, they must not need government to tell them that actually conducting business this way would be a bad idea. :biggrin:



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Re: Net Neutrality

Post by hobie16 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:36 pm

The Burger King people do a pretty good job explaining net neutrality. The probable difference will be the web sites will be force into paying so their data won't be throttled back. Imagine SGT taking minutes, instead of seconds to load. We might as well go back to dial-up 300 bps modems.


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Re: Net Neutrality

Post by ktulu » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:21 am

This is really disingenuous. There were very, VERY, few issues where networks throttled companies traffic, and it wasn't done to make money, it was done for network health. Net Neutrality is named to invoke emotion, and IMO, just put ISPs under Government control. The internet did fine before NN was introduced, and it will do fine moving forward. You really have to understand how the internet works and how let's say, Comcast, reaches, oh, SGT.


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Re: Net Neutrality

Post by BRWombat » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:16 pm

For another perspective, I have to say I'm not completely opposed to government oversight of the internet, since it is a now-vital part of interstate commerce. Regulating interstate commerce is actually something the federal government is supposed to do. But it should be done, first, when and if there are actual abuses, not imagined ones; and second, by Congress through the legislative process, not imposed through executive branch rules shoehorned under a utilities law that is decades older than the internet itself.



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Re: Net Neutrality

Post by hobie16 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:34 pm

"If you put your hands on them I'll lock your ass up."



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