Any thoughts? Less government regulations so eliminating net neutrality will probably be good in my opinion.
anyone remember AOL charging for time used... years and years ago....you could look and see how much time you had used, the more you used the net the more you paidHere is an example.. Let's say that the goverment got out of the business and allowed ISP's to be in control. ISP's could decide that forums were a waste of time and they could limit bandwidth for port 80 or for certain types of traffic on that port making places like this site at the discretion of the ISP's Does that sound like something you really want?
We often times use water and pipes as an analogy for the Internet. Imagine you pay the same water bill next month but the water department decides when and how much water you can use at any given time. You can only use 5 gallons for watering plants and 500 gallons a month for flushing toilets and 300 gallons for laundry and oh by the way you can only use the water for drinking during the hours of 3am - 5am, sounds ridiculous doesn't it? What you really want is water at the tap, at your convenience to be used how you want and when you want. The internet is the same, imagine the ISP's deciding that FB is more important than Google Plus or that Streaming content is using too much bandwidth so they charge more for that as a "Premium" service. If you don't subscibe and pay more you get the constant buffering. Imagine ISP's charging by the search, the more you search the more you pay...
When it comes to making money folks these companies will find a way to charge you for it.
I dunno.. I worry more about a nuclear attack from a rogue nation... remember Heroshima? My grandmother always told me... one day we will get it in return... those words ring in my ears from beyond the grave.Excellent question Ken!
I don't think that most people realize that freedom evolves with changes in technology and population. Today, the most critical threats to our freedom are access to affordable healthcare and access to information. I'm sure many here will not agree but the role of our government is to ensure the free and open playing field for it's citizens. Obviously that means protecting our boarders from foreign invaders, but it also means protecting that basic "utilities" necessary for the maintenance of the common good. If we do not protect access to critical technologies, technologies largely created with tax payer's dollars, large conglomerates will control our freedom by limiting access to these critical "utilities". For example, large businesses can control competition from small businesses by limiting their access to internet band width. There is also the propaganda aspect of this. If one side of the political argument can control all access to information, basically they can create a "state controlled media" right here in the good old US of A.
I could go on forever on this but.........
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