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Save our Net Neutrality
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Net neutrality is the idea that governments and internet service providers (isp) MUST treat all data the same. They may not charge any company more for service than any others by this rule. Companies cannot block or slow down traffic to a website under this rule. This is important because without it, companies can make YOUR favorite sites run like the average Asus laptop (high price, low performance).

https://www.google.com/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1DL21A

Recently, the head of the US Federal Communications Council (FCC) unraveled dangerous plans to repeal net neutrality laws that prevent companies from charging sites more so that traffic may come to their site. If this law was repealed, ISP's could slow down or completely block traffic to websites that refused to be shaken down by the money hungry ceo's at verizon, comcast, and AT+T just to name a few.

Ajit Pai, the mastermind behind this retarded plan is essentially encouraging a Government provided oligopoly. For those of you who do not know, an oligopoly is when a small amount of companies own a large portion of a market. The current internet service providers already have an oligopoly over data, but this new market only gives them more chances to overcharge people

Furthermore, government made oligopolies are fucking dogshit. Notable ones where the railroad industry of the 19th century government contracting under Reagan. These were collosal disasters. In the 19th century, the government paid people to create traintracks. However, this was a general request which paid people by the amount of tracks they put down. This was a huge waste of taxpayer money (as if 90% of what taxpayer money goes to isn't wasted) which didn't benefit the government at all. The people who created the railroads took 100% of the profit, just like verizon will if net neutrality is stripped down. Excluding taxes, they will not give back any money they earned to the government that so 'graciously' did that for them.

Some of you may ask, "why should i care?" It's very simple why everyone should. If tftv can't afford to pay the bills to the ISP, people may not be able to see your lft threads as easily. If pugchamp can't afford 5 NA servers and the ISP bills, it may be forced to downsize or shut down, as if waiting for another medic to que didn't already take long enough...

Thanks for reading and save our net neutrality!!!

Net neutrality is the idea that governments and internet service providers (isp) MUST treat all data the same. They may not charge any company more for service than any others by this rule. Companies cannot block or slow down traffic to a website under this rule. This is important because without it, companies can make YOUR favorite sites run like the average Asus laptop (high price, low performance).

https://www.google.com/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1DL21A

Recently, the head of the US Federal Communications Council (FCC) unraveled dangerous plans to repeal net neutrality laws that prevent companies from charging sites more so that traffic may come to their site. If this law was repealed, ISP's could slow down or completely block traffic to websites that refused to be shaken down by the money hungry ceo's at verizon, comcast, and AT+T just to name a few.

Ajit Pai, the mastermind behind this retarded plan is essentially encouraging a Government provided oligopoly. For those of you who do not know, an oligopoly is when a small amount of companies own a large portion of a market. The current internet service providers already have an oligopoly over data, but this new market only gives them more chances to overcharge people

Furthermore, government made oligopolies are fucking dogshit. Notable ones where the railroad industry of the 19th century government contracting under Reagan. These were collosal disasters. In the 19th century, the government paid people to create traintracks. However, this was a general request which paid people by the amount of tracks they put down. This was a huge waste of taxpayer money (as if 90% of what taxpayer money goes to isn't wasted) which didn't benefit the government at all. The people who created the railroads took 100% of the profit, just like verizon will if net neutrality is stripped down. Excluding taxes, they will not give back any money they earned to the government that so 'graciously' did that for them.

Some of you may ask, "why should i care?" It's very simple why everyone should. If tftv can't afford to pay the bills to the ISP, people may not be able to see your lft threads as easily. If pugchamp can't afford 5 NA servers and the ISP bills, it may be forced to downsize or shut down, as if waiting for another medic to que didn't already take long enough...

Thanks for reading and save our net neutrality!!!
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Now I know why I have cancer.

Now I know why I have cancer.
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Sites where you can contact your congressman to represent net neutrality:

https://www.battleforthenet.com/ or https://www.callmycongress.com/

Sites where you can contact your congressman to represent net neutrality:

https://www.battleforthenet.com/ or https://www.callmycongress.com/
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How many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?

How many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?
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ymRaisinHow many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?

It'll keep coming up in different forms as long as congress is getting money from telecoms.

Here's hoping America pulls through because this is an issue that will affect everyone's internet experience

[quote=ymRaisin]How many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?[/quote]

It'll keep coming up in different forms as long as congress is getting money from telecoms.

Here's hoping America pulls through because this is an issue that will affect everyone's internet experience
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DanceNumberymRaisinHow many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?
It'll keep coming up in different forms as long as congress is getting money from telecoms.

Here's hoping America pulls through because this is an issue that will affect everyone's internet experience

this. I've seen so many people thinking that this won't affect them in any way because they don't live here in America.

[quote=DanceNumber][quote=ymRaisin]How many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?[/quote]

It'll keep coming up in different forms as long as congress is getting money from telecoms.

Here's hoping America pulls through because this is an issue that will affect everyone's internet experience[/quote]
this. I've seen so many people thinking that this won't affect them in any way because they don't live here in America.
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Also Reagan was in the 20th century because 0-100 was the 1st century. Just so it doesn't sound like he's in the 1800s, although that is when most railroad construction occurred. But yes, net neutrality is good.

Also Reagan was in the 20th century because 0-100 was the 1st century. Just so it doesn't sound like he's in the 1800s, although that is when most railroad construction occurred. But yes, net neutrality is good.
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Marxist i meant the 19th for the railroads only sorry

Marxist i meant the 19th for the railroads only sorry
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https://i.redd.it/grooxwd5pezz.jpg

[img]https://i.redd.it/grooxwd5pezz.jpg[/img]
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you guys are fucked lmao

you guys are fucked lmao
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If na does this i'm afraid the rest of the world will follow

If na does this i'm afraid the rest of the world will follow
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So is this only for the US?

So is this only for the US?
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scopeSo is this only for the US?

Yes but you would be naive to think this would not affect the rest of the world either - How big I don't know.

[quote=scope]So is this only for the US?[/quote]

Yes but you would be naive to think this would not affect the rest of the world either - How big I don't know.
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https://i.redd.it/js1nvuzktgzz.png

[img]https://i.redd.it/js1nvuzktgzz.png[/img]
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reddit seems to be really upset about this "net neutrality" thing, so lets get this shit passed and through LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

reddit seems to be really upset about this "net neutrality" thing, so lets get this shit passed and through LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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bicycleforratsreddit seems to be really upset about this "net neutrality" thing, so lets get this shit passed and through LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ur actually retarded

[quote=bicycleforrats]reddit seems to be really upset about this "net neutrality" thing, so lets get this shit passed and through LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO[/quote]
ur actually retarded
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ymRaisinHow many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?

Yup, last time the FCC proposed this was July 17th of this year. Literally 4 months ago, smdh

If any administration would put this shit through, it would be this one. I'll find some time to call and/or write. While I'm at it I'll slam this fucking tax bill too.

EDIT: If there's one or more Republican Congressmen in your state it's especially important for you to call.

[quote=ymRaisin]How many times has this issue come up in the House? I swear it feels like this gets debated every few months. Do representatives not remember why they've voted against this, or do they just not care?[/quote]

Yup, last time the FCC proposed this was July 17th of this year. Literally 4 months ago, smdh

If any administration would put this shit through, it would be this one. I'll find some time to call and/or write. While I'm at it I'll slam this fucking tax bill too.

EDIT: If there's one or more Republican Congressmen in your state it's especially important for you to call.
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phoroforur actually retarded

good pont forofor i suport net nutrality now

https://i.imgur.com/xmKIMrO.jpg

[quote=phorofor]ur actually retarded[/quote]
good pont forofor i suport net nutrality now
[img]https://i.imgur.com/xmKIMrO.jpg[/img]
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edit:

edit:
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lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anyways

lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anyways
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cp_process_final1lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anyways

ya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more

[quote=cp_process_final1]lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anyways[/quote]
ya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more
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there is nothing we non-'muricans can do, right?

there is nothing we non-'muricans can do, right?
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cirlothere is nothing we non-'muricans can do, right?

Tell your american friends and non american friends to provide a lack of power for bill is your best bet

[quote=cirlo]there is nothing we non-'muricans can do, right?[/quote]

Tell your american friends and non american friends to provide a lack of power for bill is your best bet
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https://i.imgur.com/HqkIGan.gif

[img]https://i.imgur.com/HqkIGan.gif[/img]
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reakocp_process_final1lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anywaysya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more

whatever lol

[quote=reako][quote=cp_process_final1]lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anyways[/quote]
ya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more[/quote]

whatever lol
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cp_process_final1reakocp_process_final1lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anywaysya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more
whatever lol

http://coloradopcpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/t3_6mtjaw.jpg

I don't know about you but I'd like to not pay my isp 10 dollars to visit pornhub

[quote=cp_process_final1][quote=reako][quote=cp_process_final1]lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anyways[/quote]
ya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more[/quote]

whatever lol[/quote]
[img]http://coloradopcpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/t3_6mtjaw.jpg[/img]
I don't know about you but I'd like to not pay my isp 10 dollars to visit pornhub
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catfacecp_process_final1reakocp_process_final1lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anywaysya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more
whatever lol
http://coloradopcpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/t3_6mtjaw.jpg
I don't know about you but I'd like to not pay my isp 10 dollars to visit pornhub

aight cool i guess thats pretty gay

[quote=catface][quote=cp_process_final1][quote=reako][quote=cp_process_final1]lol my internet is slow as a asus laptop anyways[/quote]
ya but if it passes isps could slow it down even more[/quote]

whatever lol[/quote]
[img]http://coloradopcpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/t3_6mtjaw.jpg[/img]
I don't know about you but I'd like to not pay my isp 10 dollars to visit pornhub[/quote]

aight cool i guess thats pretty gay
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#28
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https://imgur.com/a/qQiYC

https://imgur.com/a/qQiYC
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fyi their guidelines were posted earlier when they knew everyone would be too busy eating to notice right away and the media cycle would miss it:

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347927A1.pdf

the best parts are the following 2:

"We eliminate the formal complaint procedures because the informal complaint procedure, in conjunction with other redress options including consumer protection laws, will sufficiently protect consumers."

"We also eliminate the issuance of enforcement advisory opinions, because enforcement advisory opinions do not diminish regulatory uncertainty, particularly for small providers."

They're expecting ISPs to be transparent while dismantling the main ways of punishing ISPs for not being transparent is basically where most of the silly stuff in this is...

There's plenty of silly stuff in this too, so much so that it's pretty unlikely this would hold up in the courts. The FCC has to prove that this massive shift is necessary and that the internet has changed enough over the past 2 years to warrant all of this and there isn't really a way they can pull that off.

(esp. when they have side issues like them not cooperating with the NY AG's investigation into the (presumed fake/botnet) anti-Net Neutrality comments looming over their heads and casting doubt)

fyi their guidelines were posted earlier when they knew everyone would be too busy eating to notice right away and the media cycle would miss it:

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347927A1.pdf

the best parts are the following 2:

"We eliminate the formal complaint procedures because the informal complaint procedure, in conjunction with other redress options including consumer protection laws, will sufficiently protect consumers."

"We also eliminate the issuance of enforcement advisory opinions, because enforcement advisory opinions do not diminish regulatory uncertainty, particularly for small providers."

They're expecting ISPs to be transparent while dismantling the main ways of punishing ISPs for not being transparent is basically where most of the silly stuff in this is...

There's plenty of silly stuff in this too, so much so that it's pretty unlikely this would hold up in the courts. The FCC has to prove that this massive shift is necessary and that the internet has changed enough over the past 2 years to warrant all of this and there isn't really a way they can pull that off.

(esp. when they have side issues like them not cooperating with the NY AG's investigation into the (presumed fake/botnet) anti-Net Neutrality comments looming over their heads and casting doubt)
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https://youtu.be/iBt84HNAGwU

This guy is so hateable

https://youtu.be/iBt84HNAGwU

This guy is so hateable
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