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Grizalltheway wrote:Col Hogan wrote:
And why are most ISPs monopolies?
Because broadband networks are really expensive to build and the big boys already have theirs in place thanks to taxpayers?
Or thanks to local governments granting them monopoly status to shut out any competition???
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
Col Hogan wrote:Vidav wrote:
I really don't think you understand the issue. It seems you are repeating nonsense said by people paid off by the ISPs.
Be honest, do you think you should have to pay more to access Netflix at high speeds? Or should the speed provided by ISPs be the same for each service?
A lot of republicans are arguing that this would foster competition and allow people to choose new ISPs that don't throttle their preferred sites. The problem is there are very few ISPs to choose from in most areas of the US. There simply isn't the competition to choose from.
Wow...you just really convinced me how stupid I must be...I'm joining some friends and preparing for the end-time right away...
And as Baldy so accurately pointed out, it's local government that is throttling ISP growth...not state or local government...
Let competition come in at the local level, and see what happens...it's happening with electricity...I have a number of companies that I can purchase power from...competition is lowering the cost of a kilowatt...don't you think competition can lower cable/ISP costs???
THe debate is two-fold. You're focused on access to more ISPs. I think the made issue with the repeal of the regulations is about what your ISP will allow you to access and the speed(or cost) at which you can access it?
We have Comporium here and it's a monopoly. Spectrum is based outta Charlotte...10 miles away and we can't get it. HOWEVER I can go to CNN, Democratic Underground, InfoWars of Fox News with no problem b/c of Net Neutrality.
The theory, is that now that the net isn't neutral, I might not have access to something the ISP doesn't like. CNN might load faster than Fox News. That's the debate, as far as I understand it.