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Windows 7: Appeals Court Strikes Down Open Internet Rules


15 Jan 2014   #1

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Open Internet Rules

Here we go again.....

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A federal appeals court has struck down rules set up by the Federal Communications Commission. The rules required Internet service providers, such as Verizon and Comcast, to treat all traffic on their services equally, what's known as net neutrality. As NPR's Laura Sydell reports, the decision has consumer advocates worried that providers will try to restrict access to certain websites and services.

Source: Appeals Court Strikes Down Open Internet Rules : NPR



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16 Jan 2014   #2

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I was reading about this today and think its a travesty. I'm a HUGE supporter of Net Neutrality.
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16 Jan 2014   #3

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This week's "net neutrality" ruling appeared to give Internet providers the right to punish companies like Netflix with extra fees for gobbling up all their bandwidth. Is Netflix doomed?....

........Although this week's ruling killed the FCC's current net neutrality rule, it didn't kill net neutrality. In fact, it ruled FCC still has sweeping powers to protect an equal and open Internet, by reaffirming the FCC's broad regulatory authority over broadband providers. In an angry dissenting opinion, DC Circuit Judge Silbermann wrote that the ruling gave "the FCC virtually unlimited power to regulate the Internet" in the future.

Source: No, Netflix Is Not Doomed By the Net Neutrality Decision - The Atlantic
I can see sites like netflix charging more than the $7.99 a month because they are in a business and in order to survive they like the other business's are following the accepted business plan of passing on the added increase to do business to the consumer.

As usual its all smoke and mirrors.
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16 Jan 2014   #4

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Yeah , you have a point. Still wary of the big money taking over the net completely though.
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