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polster2 December 14th, 2017 7:26pm

The FCC has voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules meant to prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing down content from competitors, thereby favoring their own content. Do you agree with undoing net neutrality?

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Jazzy5 USA
12/14/17 2:59 pm

Why do you want the government deciding the rules?
The internet will open up.

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Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
12/14/17 3:24 pm

Because the government didn't decide the rules? The law was that ISPs couldn't pick and choose what content to throttle.

Now we're at the whim of big corporations....yay freedom!/s

lendluke iowa
12/14/17 4:22 pm

I would much preference to be at the whims of a company that I choose to get services from, then a government that is clearly corrupt and has a monopoly on violence.

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
12/14/17 4:57 pm

Well, most of the rest of us would prefer not to be at the whim of a faceless corporation that's only sole interest is our money.

lendluke iowa
12/14/17 5:01 pm

Some of us don't want to be at the whim of a government whose politicians can be easily bought. But again, we can choose which corporations we do business with.
We can't, however, choose which government governs us.

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
12/14/17 5:03 pm

You can vote for politicians. You can't vote for the monopoly that gives you internet...

lendluke iowa
12/14/17 5:12 pm

Yeah, you and 300 million others. How likely is it that the politician you think is the best will win? I can choose not to buy from an ISP and there is nothing that ISP can do to stop me. Satellite internet gives you alternatives, even in the middle of nowhere.

And don't forget, most of the time, the ISP monopolies are created by our government. The solution isn't to give it more power.

Twinkeys Minnesota
12/14/17 2:06 pm

Of course not, only a moron would.

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Axl752 NY
12/14/17 2:13 pm

Agree

ozzy
12/14/17 12:53 pm

Yes. Another obama rule (2015) that “fixed” something that wasn’t broken.

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polster2 US
12/14/17 1:26 pm

I guess you like your ISP deciding what content you browse on the internet.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
12/14/17 1:40 pm

It didn't happen before net neutrality why would it happen after?

polster2 US
12/14/17 1:54 pm

Yeah, it did happen before Net Neutrality. When the internet was new, AOL pretty much determined exactly where its users went.

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
12/14/17 12:39 pm

If anyone had any doubts to how corrupted our governance has become, today should have removed all doubt.


When a majority of people on both sides of the political aisle were strongly against this; when a multitude of petitions, emails, phone calls, news articles etc. Provided evidence for this support, yet was still repealed.....Im just at a loss for words.

I'm a young man, I'm only 23. But this is the straw that broke the camel's back in terms of my outlook for this country. I've sincerely lost much hope in our future. If we can't even stop this blatant example of corporate tyranny from becoming a reality, what power as a citizen body do we really have? What kind of nation that loves to spout on about freedom sells their internet freedom to the highest fucking bidder?

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ozzy
12/14/17 12:54 pm

Then you don’t understand net neutrality

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
12/14/17 12:58 pm

Clearly, by your comment above, it is you who doesn't understand. Just another thing where you want everything Obama touched to be burned, no matter what it was.

ozzy
12/14/17 1:07 pm

Wow. That’s pathetic. Whatever

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/14/17 1:18 pm

I never had any doubts. This administration is as corrupt as any banana republic. The only constraint is the United States constitution, and that’s under threat.

gunluvr NOT a Gun Free Zone
12/14/17 1:56 pm

www.forbes.com/sites/jeffreydorfman/2017/07/16/net-neutrality-is-a-poor-solution-to-the-wrong-problem/amp/

Axl752 NY
12/14/17 2:04 pm

Z understands it, ozzy doesn't. Today we all lose while a small handful of wealthy execs win. Congrats ozzy.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/14/17 2:07 pm

I blocked ozzy months ago. He contributes nothing to this platform.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/14/17 2:41 pm

For anyone like ozzy, here's a glimpse into a world without net neutrality:
twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/923701871092441088