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Top message:  even if we disagree on where the regulation comes from by mkl4466   Jan 28, 2011, 8:53 PM

Replying to:  Re: even if we disagree on where the regulation comes from by T Bone   Jan 29, 2011, 3:01 PM

Re: even if we disagree on where the regulation comes from

by mkl4466    Jan 29, 2011, 3:49 PM

Really? Did you miss the story about metro pcs web plans? Its happening right now. And the reason it hasn't been a big issue before that web speeds couldn't provide the kind of massive transmissions such as hd movies that made a "fast lane" possible.
Further, an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Why wait till it becomes common practice and then fight it? Should I wait til I'm diagnosed with diabetes to start eating healthy?
And if the ISPs aren't going to abuse the system anyway, as you seem to think, why would they fight to keep from behind held to a standard?
The argument that we don't want the government to control the internet is not valid in this case, as the government regulation is designed to protect every individuals rights, not dictate your behavior.
The government doesn't control your behavior, but there are laws in place to keep us from killing each other. That's what a civilized society is all about. We have certain freedoms because we have a framework of acceptable behavior. I believe that without net neutrality as a legal standard of behavior, we the consumers won't be able to ensure that our online rights aren't abused.

Furthermore, I asked if there was any real argument against the concept of net neutrality, and rather than address that directly you sidestepped the issue by sharing your opinion about regulation. You haven't explained why you believe equal packet treatment is a bad thing. If you think the internet has been doing just fine for the last decade, guess what? Thats because all packets have, until recently, been treated equally. We want to keep it that way. Don't you?

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