Net neutrality 2017
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 08:20 AM
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 08:31 AM
Net Neutrality is only 3 years old. We did fine before it. we will do fine after it is ended. It was obama's way of trying to control the internet and turn it into some sort of socialized system, instead of free enterprise.
With new technology being fielded today, the single ISP monopoly in your town is soon to fall. When that happens, i want to chose between google broadband, amazon broadband, facebook broadband, verizon, comcast. and so on. Let them ALL compete against each other for price. Any one of them throttling back my internet speed....i will gladly switch over to the next guy.
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:33 PM
If we as a community are unable to do that one relatively simple thing, this thread will wind up getting closed quickly.
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 02:52 PM
I am a Network Administrator. Much of what I do is manipulation of traffic, to suit the needs of our organization. But how would you like your ISP blocking sites they don't want you to see. What if Comcast gives priority to XFinity services, while throttling down the access to Netflix and Amazon?
We're a long way off from most of America having options for internet access. Dialup and Satellite are still the only option for huge geographical areas that are simply too far from urbanized areas. I live just 8 miles from downtown, in a metro area of 500,000 people, and have just one option for internet access to the home.
Take the current situation with music streaming as a real world example. If you purchase music on Amazon, or Google, you can stream that music from their streaming service. But ONLY YOU can do so, and only from the service you purchased from. Even if you have a family account, you cannot share your purchased music with family on your account. This goes entirely against how we historically have consumed our music. You can share MOVIES, but not MUSIC, because of how licensing was negotiated. While not a direct example, it is clear that the consumer's best interests are not at heart.
This post has been edited by shadowt: Wed Nov 29, 2017 02:56 PM
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:51 PM
Posted Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:08 PM
Respectfully, let me correct the record here. This is just not the case - neither "big phone companies" nor the government delayed the introduction of cellular telephony.
Cellular telephony "was delayed" due to the simple fact that there did not exist sufficient computing power at reasonable cost nor were telecom switch platforms advanced enough to manage "the handoff" between radio cells and switch center boundaries to maintain a mobile telephone call, or, in a realistic mobile telephony network, many hundreds and even thousands of calls at once. After the invention of cellular radio shortly after WWII, engineers realized that the technology would just have to wait until processing capability caught up and got cheaper.
It really is as simple as that.
Posted Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:38 PM
Posted Mon Dec 04, 2017 02:42 AM