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    ISP's accused in intentionally providing slow internet service to extort money
    http://news.yahoo.com/case-against-t...201015347.html

    Clearly, more competition is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awaken View Post
    ISP's accused in intentionally providing slow internet service to extort money
    http://news.yahoo.com/case-against-t...201015347.html

    Clearly, more competition is needed.

    TWC has essentially just given up on customer service. It has no incentive to offer it. Oh, and the bills just keep increasing!
    Oh Heavens Yes!

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    Been trying to figure out what I think of this for a while and still haven't decided. But I don't think legally enforced net neutrality is necessarily the best solution.

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    Why not?

    Actually, I'll take a step back. What's the problem that needs a solution?

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    is broadband a utility?
    http://www.thewire.com/technology/20...tility/362093/

    Little argument against it being a monopoly, but does that make it a utility?

    Ph asks a good question that I don't want my post to step over: "What's the problem that needs a solution?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by awaken View Post
    "What's the problem that needs a solution?"
    Companies want money.

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    If you can't make money selling the internet in an uncompetitive environment, you're doing it wrong.

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    There's no reason at all for the internet not to be classified as a public utility like phone service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Karma View Post
    Companies want money.
    And they are basically creating a Christie-like traffic jam, and charging to bypass it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeachBumDeac View Post
    There's no reason at all for the internet not to be classified as a public utility like phone service
    Agreed.

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    That was great.

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    About the only thing D's and R's agree on is which way the wind is blowing on this issue in court of public opinion.

    Yay, Dems! and last paragraph states R's have their own bill in the House
    http://www.wired.com/2014/06/democrats-bill/

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    Some hacks trying to mischaracterize net neutrality
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timoth...b_5598526.html

    Moreover, telecom carriers invested 55 percent more to upgrade networks and services during the period when they were classified as common carriers than they have in the years since the FCC removed common-carrier rules from broadband services. Businesses invest and profit as common carriers.
    FCC has received > 1M calls on net neutrality
    http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/the...et-neutrality/

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    This is about Verizon throttling its data plan. Will put here instead of a new thread
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/30/59...ottle-lte-data

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    Can anyone stop Comcast?

    In other countries, regulation has forced cable companies to compete with each other. In the early 2000s, France ordered state-owned monopoly France Telecom to lease the use of its network to competitors at regulated rates. This "local loop unbundling" supercharged competition. New companies entered the market by piggybacking on France Telecom’s network, then built their own.

    As a result, the French typically pay about a quarter of what Americans shell out for a "triple play" phone, TV, and internet package, according to a 2012 book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning financial reporter David Cay Johnston.

    The US tried to implement similar unbundling regulations in the mid-’90s, but incumbent cable companies repeatedly challenged them in court, set prohibitively high prices for the use of their networks, and applied pressure on politicians. Eventually, government officials were forced to reverse the policy.
    Sad.

    Furthermore, while the acquisition will result in cost-savings for Comcast, the company says, those savings won’t necessarily accrue to customers. "We’re certainly not promising that customer bills are going to go down or that they’ll increase less rapidly," Comcast executive vice president David Cohen has said.

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    14 million TWC customers were without internet for a portion of today. IMO, this could not have happened at a better time.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/dai...nternet-outage

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    Quote Originally Posted by awaken View Post
    #Murica

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