Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push
Forget you At&t
Because your current business plan doesn't already accomplish this At&t&? Go F yourself At&t you stinkin Monopoly.
The Internet should be deemed a Utility and be treated that way.
The purpose of net neutrality is to preserve the open content of the internet. As usual, AT&T conducts itself to parry info in order to confuse and complicate the actual directive.
I really can't stand this carrier. My carrier may not be perfect but, the brutality that AT&T uses with its wealth and size, just turns my stomach.
More regulation and a more intrusive government won't help. It rarely does. It will only serve to shut down consumer options.
We need the government to regulate and monitor these carriers or you will be paying for a la carte services that normally would be free to the public on publically owned airwaves.
An ISP has every right to offer different plans at different rates. You have every choice to choose one or go to another provider.
An ISP has every right to throttle high-usage customers (as long as that user is aware of the arrangement), in order for that ISP to manage traffic to provide ALL their customers with a usable network.
Unless you understand the network usage/bandwidth needs, I'm guessing your view is just from the "i want anything and everything i can get because i'm me and i deserve it" frame of reference.
Decide now if you'll stand on principles and honesty, or if you'll be swayed by the whims of emotional arguments that only serve the ...
once this happens, we essentially have an pre-1980's OG AT&T style monopoly on here and if you're not old enough to remember what that was like (I certainly am not but coming form a techy family the stories were horrendous) This is certainly not what you want to happen, and it will happen if something is not done and soon!
Allowing the carriers to pick and choose what their consumers have access to unless money is fronted, negates the very principle in which the internet is for. I'm not thinking on emotions or mental attachment at all. I'm thinking as a consumer that should have the access to knowledge freely shared by others 24/7 without having to fork over huge bundles o...
Yet, I can't help but feel this guy is a troll. No way anyone sane would think like he does if he wasn't receiving large sums of money to smear his idiocy around the internet.
Look, just like every other piece of socialist policy garbage, Net Neutrality sounds all warm and fuzzy upon first inspection. However, it has huge ramifications, and like the ATT spokesman said, wouldn't hold up in court. Let's first clear the air of anti ATT garbage. This isnt just ATT. This is every major carrier and ISP who disagrees with Obama's "utility" mess.
1st of all. I would agree that there should be little to no restriction of the end use experience concerning the Internet. The Free Market dictates the rules. If ATT or some other carrier/isp chose to charge extra, they would also expect to deal with the ramifications of such a move. ie lose busi...
You are absolutely right about government's role being the protection of individual rights. The problem is people seem to be confused about what those rights are. You do NOT have a right to things like cell phones and internet, those are a privilege that we are lucky that someone created and is making it available to us.
It's because of government regulations that we have these big bad immoral corporat...
These wireless carriers are asked on daily basis by paying customers to explain and fix billing issues that are in question. Unexplained add ons and so forth.When these errors happen on a repetitive basis, without repaired results, the customers have two choices:
Leave and hope the next carrier doesn't do the same(which we all know they do and follow) or,
2) Ask for an active investigation into preceeding wrong doing(s).
Which do you feel as more impact on getting the issues resolved? Set the freakin politics aside for a moment and a...
I can already see my ISP offering me the Bronze Plan eith 1/10th the speed and 5x the cost.
Funny how products of the nanny state try to discredit anyone with a streak of independence.
I'm too old to be scared of the government. However, what is worse? To be scared or ignorant? We are already witnessing the control of the carriers as they try to fly under the radar in trying to swindle the consumers. What makes you think the carriers wouldn't push the envelope further? You should be thanking the consumers for asking the government to look into matters rather than blaming the government for every little thing....
So if you truly think that without more regulation the ISPs will increase cost for access to certain things, then it sounds like we are looking at hig...
Yes and no.
UPS, FedX and DHL are designed around package delivery. The Postal Service is based on mail delivery. Since mail has given way to Electronic mail, the use of postal service has all but killed the game. Customers Email and the vendors use the package delivery of choice to deliver. This leads to a supporting fact that the postal service didn't react fast enough to compensate for upcoming email business.
So, you concede his point that the federal government was inept and ultimately failed where private business was able to create value for the American public and also earn a profit?
I explained to him that even not giving full support to the government on every issue, I still recognize that government is not all bad and support the positive initiatives. He just hates government altogether. This is where failure begins. He's paying the government but not utilizing it as tool when needed.
You're right that I am paying for the government. That is exactly why I am so furious about how inefficiently they spend my money. Using my money to put regulations on products and services I use that cause the price of those services to increase. They are taking us from every angle and all we can do is bend over and take it.
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