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FCC approves Net Neutrality rules

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    FCC approves Net Neutrality rules


    A historic vote took place in Washington, D.C today where the FCC voted to reclassify broadband under Title II which gives the regulatory body authority to impose rules over broadband providers.

    The new rules are designed to make sure that the Internet remains free of blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. In laymen terms, keep the Internet free of paid prioritization from those with large checkbooks and removes barriers of use for consumers for legal purposes.
    Read more: FCC approves Net Neutrality rules

    See also: Microsoft backs FCC vote, happy about net neutrality rules

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    Here come the lawsuits. If this remains in effect look for internet rates for consumers to go up.
    In order to give Netflix and other heavy uses extra bandwidth at the same price as everyone else then the average price goes up and we pay for it.

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    Um, I don't think Netflix is paying for using higher bandwidth now. This is to prevent it from happening in the future. So why would it be a reason to raise rates now? I'm sure they (Comcast, AT&T, etc) will try to use it as an excuse though.
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    My take of the rule - is so that Netflix - cant pay Comcast to get preferred treatment over Hulu or Crackle..

    Comcast as a utility can not sell preferred treatment.. making Comcast neutral..
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    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    My take of the rule - is so that Netflix - cant pay Comcast to get preferred treatment over Hulu or Crackle..
    Yes, that too. Fatter wallets don't get preferred treatment.
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    see another issue with broadcasters - is they sometimes speed up TV programing to get an extra 2 advertisements in..

    Thus more Advertising dollars coming in,, then they raise your monthly bill to watch more advertisements.. They make money coming and going... I thank the FCC for stepping in.. Already to many fatwallets out there and they got fat by feeding on us pea-ons..
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    KYHI, I also believe we are living in a "trickle up" economy these days. The folks at the top of the pyramid are raking it in while we pay more and more for services everyday. Then again, us bottom dwellers are partly to blame for running out and buying the newest IPhone or whatever as soon as it is released.
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    Pretty much sums that up...
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    I was under the impression that this law would make it tough for small "mom and pop" websites to compete with larger websites. My understanding is that this law kind of equalizes the payment scale for all web servers, thus smaller sites will have to take on the burden of supporting larger web sites. That was my take, but I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    I was under the impression that this law would make it tough for small "mom and pop" websites to compete with larger websites. My understanding is that this law kind of equalizes the payment scale for all web servers, thus smaller sites will have to take on the burden of supporting larger web sites. That was my take, but I could be wrong.
    That's how I see it.

    Jim
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