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Thread: Net Neutrality and the FCC. Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    What you're saying is partly true. Yes, our ISPs do throttle/prioritize certain types of traffic. However under net neutrality rules this is perfectly fine. If they had to suddenly restrict access to Netflix/Showmax/etc and offer a "streaming bolt-on" this would be what people are fighting against. When ISPs throttle or prioritize traffic it's for their own benefit to ensure a consistent experience for all subscribers. The moment a large company pays an ISP to get priority throughput we're up shit creek.

    Currently it's a level playing field between online stores Amazon and Takealot for example gets exactly the same throughput as Sipho's online spaza shop, and that is what net neutrality is all about.
    I agree that it is definitely not quite the same but it is not far from it either.

    I do however not believe that it will get quite that bad though. As soon as those packages start showing up some fed up consumer will start his/her own ISP as direct competition as Mr Musk has already threatened to do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Werfetter View Post
    I agree that it is definitely not quite the same but it is not far from it either.

    I do however not believe that it will get quite that bad though. As soon as those packages start showing up some fed up consumer will start his/her own ISP as direct competition as Mr Musk has already threatened to do...
    The best thing the US ISPs can do is to just deprioritize all traffic to/from FCC offices and as many FCC officials as possible. Like 56k modem speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoFish View Post
    The best thing the US ISPs can do is to just deprioritize all traffic to/from FCC offices and as many FCC officials as possible. Like 56k modem speeds.
    Why do I remember talk about a bunch of guys trying to DDOS Pai's home down to a 56k speeds?
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    I'm so pissed off about this shit, also a thought ,if the vast majority of what we connect to is hosted in the US could the ISP's who control the peering from SA to USA slow down non US connections as well , will this become a thing causing our ISP's to have to pay more and then pass that cost down to us ?
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    I don't know how this will affect us locally but i think it could have an impact and i think DSTV is smiling about this and hoping it happens.
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