No NN means no free porn.... Or FunnyPics!!!
I am not about to have my unlimited porn taken from me, we must stop this madness.
So unpopular comment but allow me to explain the other side. So imagine Verizon is a farm and sells bananas (phone plans), and oranges (tv). Now they are doing well and they decide to build a road to their farm so people can access these thing and others more easily and they charge the consumer for using this road (internet plan). Now a new farm (netflix) starts using this road to sell their own oranges at a fraction of the cost and they're using it for relatively no cost. This hurts Verizon as now 33% of their revenue is gone and the road they built is causing it. So all Verizon is saying is "Netflix seeing as your are taking our business away we are going to charge you to use our road or else you have to use the slow back country road". Now I hate greed and corruption and I hope that doesn't get abused but in all fairness Verizon really is just trying to reclaim some of the revenue they are losing to other free or dirt cheap competitors. Sorry for the long post and remember I'm not
@Frodrevo, for or against net neutrality I just want to provide the other side of the story
@Frodrevo, also there are free video calling and texting apps online so Verizon is also starting to lose phone plans too
@Frodrevo, did... did you just try to paint a company who's part of the internet-providing oligopoly as the downtrodden?
@a shiny haunter, not at all just said they are losing a lot of revenue to other online services. I mean I can't remember the last time I actually bought a cable package I just get Netflix or HBO go
@Frodrevo, there is also the fact that much of the issue of companies like Comcast and Verizon wanting to make package deals is because of contracts made between old telephone companies and the Federal government that has been in effect for over 100 years since no end date was ever put in them. Also they were written so vaguely that companies like Comcast have successfully used them to create their little regional monopolies.
@ThatGuyx79, this is true, I'm just not sure if government regulated internet is the answer
@Frodrevo, yes but this also means they can literally make it unusably slow unless you and or another company pays said provider extra. Which they will do. And in many places there’s only one provider you may have access to. So you’re literally sol and fubar
@carguy25, then maybe updated laws is what we should be campaigning for, I hate greedy corps but I also hate government regulations
@Frodrevo, yes but these government regulations just make it so they can’t monopolize anymore than they already do.
I hate government meddling just as much but sometimes it’s needed for the interest of the consumer
@carguy25, well put, I guess we shall see what happens
@Frodrevo, my problem is that I already pay a premium to use that road so now they want me to pay more to use their road for direct access to other roads I find more interesting. Even if I use their phone and TV services they want me to pay more to access any site not associated with them. Its all a scam for them to make more money.
@Frodrevo, Thank you for helping me understand kind stranger
@Warm Buttery Toast, glad I could be of assistance. I always like to look at both sides
@Frodrevo, While I appreciate your efforts, I feel your analogy is flawed somehow. Perhaps this analogy would help.
In most areas, you have access to one water company. (Same for ISPs, as they tend to have micromonopolies) This water company gets a share of the profits from your dentist, so to dissuade you from brushing your teeth, they lower the prices on water for your coffee and raise teeth-brushing water prices.
What’s this crap? Where’s the funny. Just as bad as click bait.
@Mit, Net Neutrality hive mind is all-consuming. Just ignore it. You'll just get downvoted and receive baseless insults and accusations if you don't.
@Doctor Krieger, Popular opinion = Must be hive mind
So is cropping pictures not a thing anymore?
@Supersaiyangohan, THIS IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE DUDE, NET NEUTRALITY IS AT STAKE!
@Supersaiyangohan, I felt all of it was necessary.
@HellboyPerlman, you guys are right. I rescind my previous statement.
anyway we can toss the pigs out into the mud ?