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    Thumbs up Real Net Neutrality is Coming!
    FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler has seen the light, and will be proposing REAL Net Neutrality:

    "I am proposing that the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections.

    Using this authority, I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC. These enforceable, bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. I propose to fully apply—for the first time ever—those bright-line rules to mobile broadband. My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone's permission."
    More from the Daily Kos article

    As ABC has reported, the new proposal basically embodies the position stated a few weeks ago by Pres. Obama, and how he wanted to see the internet handled:

    "Among the four basic points of the president's plan are no blocking websites for certain users, no throttling (creating a fast and slow lane), more transparency between consumers and Internet service providers and no paid prioritization to move to the front of the line."
    Today's ABCNews report

    The FCC will meet on Feb. 26 to consider this.
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    .... any day of the week over the likes of Time-Warner, Comcast, Charter Cable, Verizon, At&T, and the rest who would screw over every small web site for the chance of increasing their profits from $1 million per day to $1 million and 10˘ per day.
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    Sounds good on the surface.

    But someone is going to pay the ISPs - they won't give up revenue. That someone will be the service subscribers in the form of higher rates...
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    They are not giving up revenue, they are being limited in adding premium rates for new, better, faster service, while reducing service to others, with no corresponding decrease in rates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound View Post
    They are not giving up revenue, they are being limited in adding premium rates for new, better, faster service, while reducing service to others, with no corresponding decrease in rates.
    You believe that, do you?

    The ISPs will simply increase EVERYONE's rates to use their service...
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    I'd rather my rates tripple than lose the open internet.

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    Am already paying nearly $60/month for Comast.

    We get a paltry 70-100 mb/s download speed and a, currently waived, 250GB/month bandwidth allowance.

    We have no real competition to Comcast Cable in Colorado.

    Will expect more tiered service and higher rates per tier. Translates to lower profits...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    You believe that, do you?

    The ISPs will simply increase EVERYONE's rates to use their service...
    They go up and would keep going up regardless. I just noticed this week that mine went up 20% with NO NOTICE that I ever saw.
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    What is being missed here is that part of the new regs will FINALLY be to classify an ISP as a Public Utility. That means they have to apply for, and justify at a public hearing, any and all requests for rate increases. They will no longer be allowed to just increase rates as Verizon just did with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCrooks - AffiliateWindow View Post
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    Guugs Fiber is moving into our area. Are they going to become an ISP and some how take advantage of Net-Neutrality.
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    Thank sites like Reddit for organizing a lot of the public movement for net neutrality.

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    That will be seen as days pass, if it was true.

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