F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules on the USA

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You mean the same fucking regulation we've had before 2015
Good times..
2005 – North Carolina ISP Madison River Communications blocked VoIP service Vonage.

2005 – Comcast blocked or severely delayed traffic using the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol. (The company even had the guts to deny this for months until evidence was presented by the Associated Press.)

2007 – AT&T censored Pearl Jam because lead singer criticized President Bush.

2007 to 2009 – AT&T forced Apple to block Skype because it didn’t like the competition. At the time, the carrier had exclusive rights to sell the iPhone and even then the net neutrality advocates were pushing the government to protect online consumers, over 5 years before these rules were actually passed.


2009 – Google Voice app faced similar issues from ISPs, including AT&T on iPhone.

2010 – Windstream Communications, a DSL provider, started hijacking search results made using Google toolbar. It consistently redirected users to Windstream’s own search engine and results.

2011 – MetroPCS, one of the top-five wireless carriers at the time, announced plans to block streaming services over its 4G network from everyone except YouTube.

2011 to 2013 – AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon blocked Google Wallet in favor of Isis, a mobile payment system in which all three had shares. Verizon even asked Google to not include its payment app in its Nexus devices.


2012 – AT&T blocked FaceTime; again because the company didn’t like the competition.

2012 – Verizon started blocking people from using tethering apps on their phones that enabled consumers to avoid the company’s $20 tethering fee.

2014 – AT&T announced a new “sponsored data” scheme, offering content creators a way to buy their way around the data caps that AT&T imposes on its subscribers.

2014 – Netflix started paying Verizon and Comcast to “improve streaming service for consumers.”

2014 – T-Mobile was accused of using data caps to manipulate online competition.
 
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AHAHAHAHA YOU LOSE! EVEN WITH THE BIG SITES AND CELEBRITIES ON YOUR SIDE YOU STILL LOSE! Less regulation let's go BOIII!
Interesting position.

Please explain how you think having this repealed will improve the world. As far as I can see it opens up the doors for internet providers (of which there are so very few) to gate off and hamstring sites they don't care for for whatever reason (up to and including them providing competition for their other services -- if Comcast own Hulu then they have vested interest in making netflix and Amazon video perform badly or be untenable on their platform, youtube also). Equally I am not sure the regulation was written such that it was no longer workable (occasionally good ideas can have enough cruft built up around them that it can be easier to start over) but I am prepared to be corrected on that one, and even if it was unworkable then why repeal the lot if you can issue a mandate to sort it out and an interim set of guidelines.

Or are you just of the more anarchic approach to the world?
 

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Interesting position.

Please explain how you think having this repealed will improve the world. As far as I can see it opens up the doors for internet providers (of which there are so very few) to gate off and hamstring sites they don't care for for whatever reason (up to and including them providing competition for their other services -- if Comcast own Hulu then they have vested interest in making netflix and Amazon video perform badly or be untenable on their platform, youtube also). Equally I am not sure the regulation was written such that it was no longer workable (occasionally good ideas can have enough cruft built up around them that it can be easier to start over) but I am prepared to be corrected on that one, and even if it was unworkable then why repeal the lot if you can issue a mandate to sort it out and an interim set of guidelines.

Or are you just of the more anarchic approach to the world?

They didn't do this prior to 2015 and the cases of throttling that was found with AT&T a few years back was called out. Also it has to do with the fact with being contrarian because people and sites were shilling for this so hard all over the internet
 
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