The most common argument I see against net neutrality regulation is that businesses will follow net neutrality rules without the regulations. So, does anybody actually want there to be no net neutrality?
Why repeal if we want them to follow it anyway?
Because all government is evil
So, the argument is that we should trust that Comcast. Verizon, and AT&T will just do the right thing?
No trust that all they care for is money and because of that won't upset consumers
If you’re going to regurgitate goofy republican talking points, you really have to have a better line than that. These companies care way, way more about profits than whether I’m happy with them or not. They are more concerned with profits than innovation. Then are more concerned with profits than the ability of smaller or new companies to survive and compete.
Why is Libertarianism always so focused on the liberty of corporations?
It's focused on keeping the government's paws out of everything.
Got it, they’re anarchists!
Yes, Comcast, Verizon and others.
Net neutrality is also about “equal time”. A tactic used by the left to silence things like talk radio (since they cannot compete).
Is that why Trump is always pissing and moaning that he doesn't get equal time?
@ozzy When did the left silence talk radio? As far as I can tell it’s alive and well.
Also if you’re worried about that kind of censorship, then you support net neutrality, right?
And monkeys might fly out of my but
The argument fails because they already did not before the rules, and their enthusiasm for risking fines by violating the regulations that were subsequently put in place demonstrates that they will not.
The argument that people will still follow it without it being a regulation isn't actually an argument against it.
How the repeal is even coming to a vote astounds me. Do we really have that many stupid people?
Well it's because lots of companies bribe....err I mean lobby politicians to just keep them in mind when certain policies are being written/voted on.
Exactly. This is yet another power-grab by Big Business, facilitated by the Republican Party's control of our government. I hope everyone remembers all this stuff in 2018!