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Net Neutrality: 5 Things To Know
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User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 9:57:47 AM
I feel like the broadband providers of the world (and especially the US) aren't really that interested in providing faster services, but are more interested in leveraging heavier fees on companies like Netflix and Amazon which use huge amounts of bandwidth. 

A couple of decades ago, nobody imagined a world where millions of people would be streaming HD video right to their phones and yet here we are with our monstrous data requirements. I can understand why ISPs want a bit more buck for their bang, but dissolving net neutrality is not the way to go about it. 
User Rank: Ninja
9/18/2014 | 4:48:20 AM
Point Number 5
Point number 5 is a great point. It could be argued that the individual can make miscalculated and hasty decisions, and the group will not, however, then we would not be having terms such as organized crime. Or, it could be argued that in the long terms, short terms decisions are modified for long term benefits, but then individuals would not at times end up in a life of crime. Some groups are not calculating Pareto's efficiency before making a move.

My understanding of QoS and the internet is that the internet used to be a static environment with FTP packets moving from point A to point B, but not anymore. The number and types of packets have increased, the time of day when certain packets require priority is a variable, different consumers require different packet types and with time these variables are going to increase. The internet needs to be dynamically managed.

However, point 5 still holds true, so it will be interesting to see which level of regulation the FCC implements, 10%, 20%, 40%, etc.
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
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9/17/2014 | 2:22:53 PM
"Google and Microsoft both have come out in favor of extending wireline rules to wireless companies." Of course they have, but it's a foolish notion until spectrum becomes able to match fiber for bandwidth -- an impossibility given the laws of physics (and the FCC's dithering over the auction). 

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