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Net Neutrality Has Been Repealed!

Labeled as legal in Domain Industry News started by Silentptnr, Dec 15, 2017.

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  1. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    I just read that...

    F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.

    The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service or certain content. The federal government will also no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as if it were a utility, like phone service.

    Full Story: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/technology/net-neutrality-repeal-vote.html

    How will this change things?
     
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  2. pokainc

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    well for one, I read that as long as the ISP announces it or says it in advance, they can shut down a site... they apparently said they would never do that.. but welcome to the 1st step of testing the waters for internet censorship...
     
  3. Silentptnr

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    That's my feeling too.
     
  4. LarryDomain

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    This will make premium domain names more expensive cuz only the best gets on the web now..

    hahaha.. (j/k, I don't know jack what's this going to do)
     
  5. pokainc

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    We saw it happen with meta data and surveillance that was supposed to be very selective and needed mandates and so-on being much more freely used against people who were against some special interests... imagine a congressman that's for some policies against some of these ISP's ... "ohhh there's an outage on their campaign site.. it's the 5 th time in 1 week, so close to the elections.. what a shame".... it's like controlling the valve to the water supply to a thirsty crowd... sort of like the last mad max movie analogy... nothing good is going to come out of this... maybe down the road it'll change again... if there's a change in power..

    Fun times: so funnnnyy (sarcastic) check this link.
    http://fortune.com/2017/12/09/fcc-head-ajit-pai-verizons-puppet-net-neutrality/
     
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  6. enlytend

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  7. Silentptnr

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    So here come the AOL's again?
     
  9. gipson

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    I do not think so, In fact, it's the opposite, many new companies could stop creating because of fear.

    the good domains and the policies of these companies have no relationship
     
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    Right?

    They couldn't be trusted before, that's why net neutrality was enacted. Verizon used to disable the ability to use your phone as a hotspot - a feature of the phone you paid for - unless you paid them a hotspot fee. That's just one example.
     
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  11. thevictor

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    I think this will essentially force companies like Apple or Facebook to start offering their own internet to try and maintain control...Instead of paying Comcast or Verizon to access Facebook, people will start paying Facebook to access the internet.

    Just uneducated speculation of course...
     
  12. wwwweb

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    I guess cnn.com will come to a snails
    crawl now... this is going to either be overturned in 3 years, or in court, stupid ruling. Just allows companies to exploit loopholes.
     
  13. gipson

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    I have Google Fiber 500 meters from my house, but it does not arrive yet.
     
  14. thevictor

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    Give it time. They will. Google Fiber has been quite for too long. They have been waiting for something. My guess is they will be making a huge acquisition sometime soon.

    Again, uneducated speculation.
     
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    This is my speed with fios. More than I need, but still...
     

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  17. gipson

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    That is real ?.. why you have more upload speed than download ?
     
  18. thevictor

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    lol yes. Date and time of the test is in the bottom of the screenshot. I think the download is lower because I have several devices connected.
     
  19. Jasonn

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    80% of americans are for net neutrality but they get rid of it anyways. What does that say? Screw the people! With any luck Americans will abort the Trump nightmare and if appeals don't work it will change when someone who works for the people, not corporations gets appointed.
     
  20. Asfas1000

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    More shrinkage of the Internet, less value for the domains.
     
  21. mr-x

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    ISP's are under jurisdiction of the FTC and DOJ. If you think they are toothless, talk to Bill Gates the former CEO of Microsoft.
     
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    It says our current leadership would rather have a free market with innovation than a centralized bureaucracy telling people what they can and can't do on the Internet.

    Phone service providers were not covered by "net neutrality" and their is more competition, better service and prices are getting lower.

    Federal Trade Commission still enforces the law for ISP just like phone companies.
     
  23. HotKey

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    Total bs. This will eventually make the Internet suck. All traffic will be tolled. All sites will be in perpetual nanny-state, subject to anyone's complaint. Like the political-correctness fervor taking over.

    If it is no longer regulated, to whom will the ISPs be accountable? Who to turn to if they screw up on a decision?
     
  24. E-Promote

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    May your sites be slowed and your intelligence quickened.
     
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  25. anantj

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    Facebook already tried to launch a service that goes against net neutrality (Facebook Free Basics). In India, they were banned from launching the service after massive protests and subsequent regulation by the regulatory authority here. A majority of the large corps pretty much only pay lip service to Net Neutrality commitment to avoid negative PR. They'll all jump at the chance to take advantage of fast lanes (cos they pretty much can afford to do so).
     

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