net neutrality

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by foamieswithmyhomies, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. foamieswithmyhomies

    foamieswithmyhomies Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2014
    will SI back up the Brinks truck and become the new Google once the internet is up for sale?
     
  2. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I'd give them a buck fiddy
     

  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    You sound like a socialist........
     
  4. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Can someone please summarize, in plain language, what net neutrality is and why people are currently up in arms about it?
     
  5. foamieswithmyhomies

    foamieswithmyhomies Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2014
    It sounds like a bunch of fatties complaining that ISPs will now be able to adjust the speed of content's stream based on how much a company (Youtube, Netflix) pays. I say just go outside and leave the phone at home and this isn't even an issue. But you know those fat Americans and their cat videos...
     
  6. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    It is basically gives Verizon and other providers control over the internet. They can have preferred websites and will slowdown or make non-preferred websites difficult to find. Think Verizon preferring Fox News over MSNBC, they will provide fast searching on Fox, but dial up slow for MSNBC. The big worry is with small business. Let's say you want to buy a xyz, well the internet providers it is feared will give preference to large corps and slow down the service/make it difficult to find for the little guys.
     
  7. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Google does this already lol.

    Ok, so it sounds not cool. Who is responsible for trying to change the status quo, and why?
     
  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Obama and his socialist friends. "We want to transform the USA".
    Friggin commies, really.
     
  9. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    I am not 100% but I don't think google picks winners and losers, who gets listed on page 1 is decided on traffic or a company being really freakin good at using SEO words. The company I work for has zero business being on page one for certain things but we have some smart nerds that know the right keywords on our website to use to get us on the best page.

    I think the people responsible can be pointed directly to the service providers. They feel it is their networks and they should have the right to decide who they prefer. The problem is let's say magicseaweed runs some Verizon ads and SI doesn't, good luck trying to find this website and typing fungus is a kook in a quick way.
     
  10. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    It's a weird one to put into a box. While the service providers do own the networks, it does take it out of the consumers hands to pick winners and losers. The best company at the best price winning deals/business is capitalism, not certain companies deciding what we can search. But.... they do own the networks.
     
  11. billdrit

    billdrit Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2017
    the curmudgeon is a fool.

    net neutrality treats internet access like a utility - equal access for all, no high-speed lanes for more $'s. the big ISP's would prefer to have it as cable tv on steroids. without it, the internet might look something like this:

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    and if you think this is an exaggeration, this is what mobile service looks like in Portugal:

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  12. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Bill, so how would a website like SI fit into what u posted above regarding rates?
     
  13. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Here is a good shirt cartoon video that shows you what net neutrality is. Pres Obama’s admin was for net neutrality. Pres Trump appointee the current FCC chairman who wants to get rid of net neutrality.

    https://m.wimp.com/the-internet-is-under-attack/
     
  14. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    So, after reviewing the video and billdrits graphic, you are wanting net neutrality, email your congressman.
     
  15. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I'm sure you're mostly correct. But man, I remember in the not-too-distant past when you could enter one simple word or phrase and Google would return a very broad spectrum of resources. Nowadays, results are extremely limited and seem as if often guided politically, among other things.

    I tend to believe that Google has fiddled with their algorithms to better fit their business plan.

    But to stay on point here, I think that the considerable majority of people like everything as it is. Unfortunately, I also see that such changes will most likely be inevitable due to corporate greed.

    So does "neutrality" mean status quo, or that the general public is about to be neutered?
     
  16. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Never mind, Bill and Betty answered my question.
     
  17. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2014
    i find the whole issue mildly amusing in the fact that prior to 2015, when none of these rules were in place, this wasn't an issue - and hadn't been since the internet was created. But now, you wanna roll back regulations and sweet tap dancing jesus, you'd think I just kicked a puppy in front of my 4 year old.
     
  18. mushdoc

    mushdoc Well-Known Member

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Gov control vs free market.

    That is it in the shortest form.
     
  19. Archy Arch

    Archy Arch New Member

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    Nov 27, 2017
    As much as I hate to say butt fungus is right but butt fungus is right
     
  20. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    It's all part of our Brave New World...