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What the blockbuster FCC vote means for cable-cord cutters
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Roy
2014-05-15 20:18:39 UTC
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TV fans on the fence about ditching their cable boxes may want to think
twice after the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted
3-to-2 along party lines to propose “net neutrality” rules that could
allow Internet service providers to charge content providers like
Netflix NFLX -2.19% , YouTube and Hulu for faster and higher delivery
of their traffic to users. If this cliffhanger vote does mark the end of
“net neutrality,” then the cost of cutting the cord in favor of
streaming shows could soon rise, experts say.



http://www.marketwatch.com/story/f50cccfb-f3b5-48dd-add4-660a2b12e7d3/stitch?storyguid=0e18d50a-7ee6-11e3-a216-00212803fad6&siteid=nwhpf
Bhairitu
2014-05-16 18:18:55 UTC
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Post by Roy
TV fans on the fence about ditching their cable boxes may want to think
twice after the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted
3-to-2 along party lines to propose “net neutrality” rules that could
allow Internet service providers to charge content providers like
Netflix NFLX -2.19% , YouTube and Hulu for faster and higher delivery
of their traffic to users. If this cliffhanger vote does mark the end of
“net neutrality,” then the cost of cutting the cord in favor of
streaming shows could soon rise, experts say.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/f50cccfb-f3b5-48dd-add4-660a2b12e7d3/stitch?storyguid=0e18d50a-7ee6-11e3-a216-00212803fad6&siteid=nwhpf
As a cable cutter I'm going to raise my voice 1000%. Remember the FCC
now goes into a discussion phase. To let the telecom mobsters rule
(i.e. telecomsters) is un-American and unacceptable. They went against
the will of the public. There will be blowback if they succeed.

I pay more than enough already for my broadband service. I'm sure the
extra won't go into to building out the systems more but to pad the
execs golden parachutes. We need to poke holes in their parachutes.

The answer is to make them common carriers and if they don't like it
they can peddle their wares on another planet.
David Kaye
2014-05-16 19:58:40 UTC
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The answer is to make them common carriers and if they don't like it they
can peddle their wares on another planet.
Agreed. Interesting how the content providers call themselves common
carriers when they don't want to edit content, but now the ISPs don't want
to consider themselves common carriers when it's obvious that this is
exactly what they are.

Of course, the obvious solution is to take ISPs out of the private sector
entirely. When government runs necessary utilities for the common good
(water, power, post office, schools), we get a lot more bang for the buck,
if for no other reason than the fact that there is no extra 20% profit built
into the rates.




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