Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 8th Nov 2011 18:13 UTC
Internet & Networking According to Wired, "The Senate is likely to vote within days on a measure that would undo net-neutrality rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010, even though they've yet to go into effect... The House passed a similar measure, but Obama has threatened to veto it. It was not immediately clear whether the Senate has the necessary votes for passage." If you care about net neutrality, now is a good time to head on over to Save The Internet and get involved in this issue.
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RE: Let the market decide...
by benali72 on Fri 11th Nov 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to "Let the market decide..."
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

In the US, many people have only a couple options for internet connection. I live in a major US city and I have all of 3 options. Many people in smaller urban areas and rural areas have only 1 or 2 options. "Let the market decide" doesn't work when people don't have options.

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RE[2]: Let the market decide...
by tomcat on Fri 11th Nov 2011 21:10 in reply to "RE: Let the market decide..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

In the US, many people have only a couple options for internet connection. I live in a major US city and I have all of 3 options. Many people in smaller urban areas and rural areas have only 1 or 2 options. "Let the market decide" doesn't work when people don't have options.


You do realize that ISPs will simply stop servicing smaller urban and rural areas -- or reduce the quality of service -- if their revenue stream dries up, right?

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