Thread: Net Neutrality
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Unread 2017-12-14, 05:38 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Keboh View Post
I don't get it. You said "Government rules/regs helped create our lack of an open market of ISP's."

It's the LACK of rules and regs that created the lack of ISP options. The government was hands-off, allowing the monopolies. That isn't an over-regulation issue, it's an under-regulation issue..

So yes. We want more fucking rules and regulations. Not for Net Neutrality to get repealed, not for Government to be hand-off allowing monopolies.
Municipal governments have slowed and stopped new ISP's from forming/installing. Google FIber is a good example of how well it can go, IF the muni will get out of the way.

Agreed with we need regulations about breaking up monopolies... this is FAR more important than the unlikely realization of your ISP blocking websites you like due to being greedy.

If we had the focus of the community on the right issue, which is breaking up monopolies and encouraging new ISP growth... we wouldn't have to even worry about current NN concerns. The primary reason this isn't an issue in the UK, is plenty of competition. We're instead focused on limiting these massive company's ability to fuck us for a profit... instead of letting the market grow and eliminating any chance of that happening.
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