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Verizon Fight with FCC Over Net Neutrality Starts Today

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Verizon's freedom

OmegaWolf747

Sep 9, 2013, 8:07 AM
Means rules and restrictions for end users.
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T Bone

Sep 9, 2013, 12:28 PM
That's what happens when you use someone else's property. When you borrow your neighbor's lawnmower, your neighbor gets to tell you how to use it. That's how it works.
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Pandemic187

Sep 9, 2013, 1:02 PM
If I want to buy my own lawnmower, I can go buy one. It would be a little more difficult for me to buy my own cell network.
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T Bone

Sep 9, 2013, 2:10 PM
The point is that Verizon's network belongs to Verizon, therefore they have the right to determine how it is used. Period. End of sentence.
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Pandemic187

Sep 9, 2013, 2:19 PM
Well, I see you do not have the mental capacity to have an intelligent discussion so I'm not going to waste my time. Move along.
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DarkStar

Sep 9, 2013, 2:45 PM
Obviously you don't understand. I am purchasing their network from them. At least the part of it that I use. I am paying x amount of dollars for access to the unregulated internet. It would be like if I am paying for telephone service and they told me that I can't call my mother because they own the network that I use for the telephone and they don't want me calling my mom.

They cannot be allowed to control the internet. When they decided to offer internet service they agreed to everything that comes with it.

A matter of fact do you honestly think anybody would continue using Verizon if they blocked things on the internet? This is also to protect their business.
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Zpike

Sep 9, 2013, 3:19 PM
Verizon is in the business of using public resources to provide a public service. The public has an intrinsic interest in being able to use Verizon's services however they see fit. It's not as clear cut as you make it out to be.
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Slammer

Sep 9, 2013, 8:32 PM
"Network" is the operative word T-bone. Verizon may own the network, but they lease the spectrum of which the internet is delivered. Verizon does not own the internet nor do they own the spectrum. Verizon has an obligation to deliver all the goods to the consumers that pay for these sources. If Verizon can't obligate, they should only concentrate on voice calling.


John B.
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Zpike

Sep 9, 2013, 3:16 PM
Internet access is a utility, especially where wireless resources are concerned. How would you like it if the electric company told you what kinds of devices you could use? Maybe that generic charger would be banned by your utility company and it would be illegal to use anything other than the Apple charger. Or how would you like it if the water company told you how much water you could use for bathing, or outlawed baths completely, forcing everyone to take a shower? If it's ridiculous for the electric company and water company to do it, it's just as ridiculous for internet providers to do it. When they figure out how to operate their networks without government endorsed usage of public resources, then maybe you will have a point.
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