Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

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Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Blue_Bike » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:19 am

ATTENTION ALL, REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL VIEW! LAST DAY TO LET THE FCC KNOW YOU WANT TO PRESERVE #NetNeutrality! There's a SUPER EASY way to do this – takes less than 1 minute! Do you enjoy Netflix, Youtube, FB, internet news (“real” or “fake”), ordering bourbon or bacon online, (omg, even porn)? REGARDLESS OF YOUR POLITICS, WE ALL NEED NET NEUTRALITY! If net neutrality goes away, our Internet bills go up and we lose control what information we can access or share!

Here's what you can do - takes less than a minute.

1. Go to gofccyourself.com (the shortcut John Oliver made to the hard-to-find FCC comment page)
2. Click on the 17-108 link (Restoring Internet Freedom)
2. Click on "+Express"
3. Be sure to hit "ENTER" (or return) on your keyboard after you put in your name, so it registers. (They make it a tad tricky there.)
4. In the comment section write, "I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs."
5. Click to Review, then Submit, done. - Make sure you hit submit at the end!

Copy & paste to repost this, please, rather than ‘Share’-ing, as it will be seen by more people.
You can also CALL your representatives! Just dial 530-322-5666 and it will direct you to the proper representative for your zip code. Politely let the person who answers the phone know that you STRONGLY support net neutrality and the internet's status quo; as a constituent you expect your representative to get in touch with the Chairman of the FCC TODAY to let your voice be heard. That's it. All done!

Also, each time you hit the star key, it calls the next person on the list of people you should call and register your support for net neutrality!

And thank you to anyone out there who does this today!

*Mods, As this affects all, regardless of personal political views, I placed it in its own thread. Move it to the "politics all day every day" thread if you really must. But could you be so kind as to wait until tomorrow to move it?
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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Blue_Bike » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:36 am

Too little too late. FCC already voted today to gut net neutrality rules. Sad. But the battle is not over, it won't take effect for perhaps a year, and may be tied up in court for a while.
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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by lucky420 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:30 am

You can still cipontact your reps in dc and tell them to save net neutrality
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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Token » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:07 pm

Bout time them cord cuttn’ Hippies pay their dues!

Finally we can clear all that streaming Netflix Hulu crap off the backbone and let the Internet serve it’s true purpose:

Porn!

Net Neutrality is unpatriotic and one step from socialism. And we all know what that leads to; no freedom!

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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:43 am

There is another side to New Neutrality. Before 2015 we didn't have it and things were fine. The problem is with Net Neutrality what you have now is what you're going to get. There is no incentive to innovate because there is no reward in doing so. That's what makes capitalism work so well. Now if you're fine (think trying to save the buggy whip industry) with no advancement in the technology, then Net Neutrality is for you. But for the rest of us not only will we likely not notice a difference, but the differences we experience will much more often than not be a positive thing.

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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by lucky420 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:48 am

I guess I don’t trust the greed of big corps. Time will tell...
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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Token » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:12 am

Distrusting big pig corporations is very reasonable, healthy.

The problem is all the hype for all the wrong reasons.

Consumers were on throttled and metered connections since day 1 of the Internet. Mostly because of technical limits of networks but also based on the services and “best-effort” contracts.

Only when you dished out 10x or 50x the money for a business connection with strict SLA did you ever get a neutral connection.

End of the day, Jane-Q-Public will not see any difference unless they are already gaming the system.

The real shady area is that most of the big ISPs are also media and content companies and they might be tempted to prioritize access to assets they own, thus influencing their revenue generation.

But I’m smart enough not to fall for that.

What I do see as a good thing; ISPs can now shut down bot-nets, torrents, thieves and the ridiculous block-chain parasites.

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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:22 am

I for one trust the "greed" of big corporations--which after all we all are shareholders of and thus the beneficiaries--over the tyrannical over-reach of the federal government every day of the week.

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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by maladroit » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:03 am

Net Neutrality IS what we had before 2015. The rules were formalized because ISPs finally killed off most of the smaller competitors and started to do shady stuff.

Let's say there's a law that says "It is illegal to bring a ravenous bear to a kindergarten." Kind of weird but no big deal. Then a group of companies spend millions of dollars saying "Let's get rid of this restrictive regulation on bears in kindergarten and stop stifling growth!" you'd start to wonder if maybe they want to do something involving hungry bears and children.

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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by lucky420 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:48 pm

maladroit wrote:Net Neutrality IS what we had before 2015. The rules were formalized because ISPs finally killed off most of the smaller competitors and started to do shady stuff.

Let's say there's a law that says "It is illegal to bring a ravenous bear to a kindergarten." Kind of weird but no big deal. Then a group of companies spend millions of dollars saying "Let's get rid of this restrictive regulation on bears in kindergarten and stop stifling growth!" you'd start to wonder if maybe they want to do something involving hungry bears and children.
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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Token » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:16 am

Oh, cmmon, activism for the sake of activism. And fake activism at that, cuz no one does anything tangible.

Feels good to vent on social media and sign petitions.

If the millions of activists did something tangible, like shutting off their Internet for three months ... then the message would be heard.

But that will never happen cuz we gotta have it all the time full throttle for that critical selfie distribution and food pictures.

Just imagine the horror of taking a shit without surfing on your favorite mobile device. Shudder.

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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by Token » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:24 am

maladroit wrote:Net Neutrality IS what we had before 2015. The rules were formalized because ISPs finally killed off most of the smaller competitors and started to do shady stuff.
It is naive to think the Internet was ever neutral.

Special interests always had ways to shave millisecond, prioritize routes, and gain an edge.

The economy is fueled by this and has been for a while.

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Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:39 am

Token wrote:Oh, cmmon, activism for the sake of activism. And fake activism at that, cuz no one does anything tangible.

Feels good to vent on social media and sign petitions.

If the millions of activists did something tangible, like shutting off their Internet for three months ... then the message would be heard.

But that will never happen cuz we gotta have it all the time full throttle for that critical selfie distribution and food pictures.

Just imagine the horror of taking a shit without surfing on your favorite mobile device. Shudder.
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maladroit wrote:Net Neutrality IS what we had before 2015. The rules were formalized because ISPs finally killed off most of the smaller competitors and started to do shady stuff.
It is naive to think the Internet was ever neutral.

Special interests always had ways to shave millisecond, prioritize routes, and gain an edge.

The economy is fueled by this and has been for a while.

Mirage. Smoke and mirrors.
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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by lucky420 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:30 pm

I think we are not going to like it. Not one fucking bit...time will tell
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Re: Like Access to ePLAYA? Last Best Chance To Save Net Neutrality Today!

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:28 pm

This is a strange thread. But the topic is in my realm.

Net not-neutrality is entirely due to video viewing on the net. It makes up about 75% of net traffic today, and rising.

Net not-neutrality allows last mile service providers to omit providing universal service. They do not have to provide service to poor people in cities or expensive to service homes in the country.
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