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?
Why do you want the government deciding the rules?
The internet will open up.
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
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.
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.
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.
You can vote for politicians. You can't vote for the monopoly that gives you internet...
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.
Of course not, only a moron would.
Yes. Another obama rule (2015) that “fixed” something that wasn’t broken.
I guess you like your ISP deciding what content you browse on the internet.
It didn't happen before net neutrality why would it happen after?
Yeah, it did happen before Net Neutrality. When the internet was new, AOL pretty much determined exactly where its users went.
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 Provided evidence for this support, yet was still repealed.....Im just at a loss for words.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?
Then you don’t understand net neutrality
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.
Wow. That’s pathetic. Whatever
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.
Z understands it, ozzy doesn't. Today we all lose while a small handful of wealthy execs win. Congrats ozzy.
I blocked ozzy months ago. He contributes nothing to this platform.
For anyone like ozzy, here's a glimpse into a world without net neutrality: