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Have that already been debated here ? I am a long time lurker on imgur[^], and this has been a recurring topic in the last year in the community - there is no debate, only pictures posted that remind people to take action so that net neutrality is not endangered. IIUC, this shall be decided in the coming days in the US through a vote of 5 people in charge - currently, three are against net neutrality, two are in favor of keeping it ( probably because ISPs did not bribe them enough...)
I am unsure about the impact in Europe - in France, net neutrality is set in the law, at least for the moment. But, as everybody of course, I would hate to have to pay extra for premium access to the Internet, or choose between different media packages (5$/month for youtube access, 7.5$/month for google access, etc...).
Limit what access? The only I've seen that comes close is the Netflix/Comcast fight.
Frankly, if I were running an internet service and one particular site was hogging all the bandwidth, effectively blocking my other customers, I'd want to charge the culprit more, too. Or just block him completely.
And the oversight isn't going away, anyway. It's shifting to the FTC, where it really belongs.
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was a long time ago but even years back I remember NY stock trading companies all wanted to be hosted right in the same exchange as the NYSE - of course space was limited but they'd pay a fortune for the privilege (or pay an even bigger fortune and buy out somebody that was already there.)
But that raises the point, those stock traders have got endless supplies of money, and with governments auctioning wireless bandwidths surely they can finance their own network.
Or are we going with the money rules theory that only people driving Mercedes AMG or better should be allowed in the fast lane?
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The prime difference being in your situation you are a SERVICE provider. You do not regulate internet business. You do not regulate market viability. This is exactly what removing net neutrality allows.
I think the argument isn't that one site hogs all of an ISPs bandwidth. It is more that all of your customers want to use their allotted connection to access a particular site, and you tell the site to cough up the money or else you'll slow the delivery of their data to said customers.
So the first two aren't pure Net neutrality, but goes to pattern.
Verizon blocking Google Wallet while they worked on their own similar product (2011)
AT&T blocking Facetime over cellular for users with unlimited plans (2012)
Comcast using packet forging to disrupt BitTorrent traffic (2007)
Comcast throttling all BitTorrent traffic (2008)
AT&T exempting AT&T owned DirectTV from data caps for cell customers, but charging other similar services (2016)
Verizon throttling all video traffic* (2017)
* Verizon claims this was for network management. My reply is that I pay for X data speed. It doesn't matter what I use it for, so long as it is legal don't touch it.
Yet it has existed in the US in regulatory form since 2004. The only reason it even came into being as a concept is because the ISPs started doing exactly the sort of shady things that we know they'll do when it gets revoked.
Net neutrality is why the internet has grown in such an exponential fashion; if you can't see that then I have nothing for you.
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Considering the current Net neutrality rules were not in effect when Facebook and Twitter were born and became giants I'm not sure how you can be so sure. Seems like we're doing a little "Minority Report" here, no?
I'm confused. When Twitter and Facebook first started they were poor start-ups - no different from today's start-ups. At the time there were no Net neutrality rules... yet they thrived. IMHO it's silly to claim that start-ups cannot compete without these rules.
Do you believe that ISPs were doing the kind of blocking/throttling that's forbidden by Net Neutrality laws before those laws were introduced, and that poor start-ups like Facebook and Twitter thrived despite that?
Or do you believe that the ISPs who are spending a lot of time and money campaigning to revoke Net Neutrality laws are not intending to do that kind of blocking/throttling once the laws are revoked?
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