Net neutrality terms to know

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Offline Bugbatter

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Net neutrality terms to know
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:38:33 PM »
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 Thursday to end Obama-era regulations that dictate how providers treat the accessibility of content on the Internet.

The repeal of the net neutrality regulations could usher in big changes in how Americans use the Internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight.
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/14/net-neutrality-terms-to-know.html

[Opinion] Net Neutrality Won't Save the Internet. Competition Will
"...With luck (and government oversight that encourages new technologies), other companies will jump into the fixed-wireless business, too, breaking the cable monopoly. This will, hopefully, lead to a broadband price war, finally giving U.S. customers the fast, cheap broadband that other rich nations enjoy — and making us forget we ever worried about net neutrality."
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/why-us-internet-is-slow-and-expensive,news-26251.html

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Re: Net neutrality terms to know
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 09:25:32 PM »
I think that average users like me have no clue on this issue, or the implications on the USA decision.

Thanks for the links. From what I understand, this decision removes regulations introduced in the Obama era, restoring the status-quo ante. I don't recall any problems from that era. I'm not in the USA, and the changes rolled-back today will not affect me directly.

I suppose it comes down to who you trust more: government regulators or the free market.

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Re: Net neutrality terms to know
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 07:35:45 AM »
Thanks for the input, joe.

I suppose it comes down to who you trust more: government regulators or the free market.
Yes, that's exactly what it boils down to.

I find this interesting:
http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/11/29/public-comments-to-the-federal-communications-commission-about-net-neutrality-contain-many-inaccuracies-and-duplicates/

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