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USA Court Ruling and Crunchyroll
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I think ridding the net neutrality can actually provide the consumers (us) some advantages. It really just depends on what websites or online services you use in a normal day. If you use the more popular services like Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, then you will probably see better download speeds because the ISP is giving them the internet "fast lane" because those services are paying more. However if you frequent lesser known sites (and sometimes less legitimate, such as fansub hosting sites) then you will experience poorer download speeds because those sites probably can't pay the extra cost considering the decent size traffic they have.

They wouldn't be throttling YOUR internet, they would be throttling the services you use if they don't pay more. So what would happen is basically this:

taarakian wrote:
...may also make it harder for small firms that want to compete with Twitter to get discovered.


Overall I think it would be a good thing for consumers, but bad for small,content based sites and companies. Here's what I think could happen, is that your own personal internet cost could drop because of the ISP's increase in revenue (and hopefully this will spur more competition between them to drive prices down), but content hosting sites could start charging more if they end up having to pay more.
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Somewhwere someone is going to get hit in the wallet.
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soullesswatcher wrote:

I think it's time for a fascist takeover, or a foreign invasion by a Canada/Mexican joint alliance.


Hurray where I live and one network system. Want faster, pay a bit more. Oh, and 100% fibre optics system.
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Everyone grab your torches and pitchforks, we're gonna slaughter this monster before it does any damage.
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hip hip hooray (note the sarcasm) T.T
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toxxin wrote:

Everyone grab your torches and pitchforks, we're gonna slaughter this monster before it does any damage.


The funny part is the why. An ISP can track highest network load and then put those into packages. Here is the thing though. Google could georetically go after say comcast or verison for profiting and demand some of that monies. Second, what if they piss off google or something then google says okay. Android no longer works on your system.

They think they be smart and getting more money but there always is somebody smarter who thought of it first and why it was a bad idea.
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Congress can give the FCC the power to regulate the US Internet, thus ending the basis of the ruling.
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Sounds good to me.
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:'(
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"where all those informative and fun sites we now rely on can only be accessed slowly or not at all. Wait a while, and your Internet will turn to junk. Remember when you had nothing to watch but broadcast TV!"

Lived that life before; I can't go back!
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I'm for this ruling. I don't like the precedent of the FCC regulating the internet. It should be unregulated. If my company charges too much for broadband, I'll go with another (assuming enough competition). People who netflix consume 32% of internet traffic. Those people should maybe pay more than someone who just does email. Maybe then, our infrastructure in the USA can build up again (it is behind many other countries.)
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So what, does this mean that internet can go the way of phone data plans and can charge you by GB you use if they feel the need to?

If so it looks like I'm streaming at work lol.
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tbtalbot wrote:

I'm for this ruling. I don't like the precedent of the FCC regulating the internet. It should be unregulated. If my company charges too much for broadband, I'll go with another (assuming enough competition). People who netflix consume 32% of internet traffic. Those people should maybe pay more than someone who just does email. Maybe then, our infrastructure in the USA can build up again (it is behind many other countries.)


Competition? For broadband? Where do you live, cause I've never seen it.
I've only had the choice between cable and dsl anywhere I've lived, and there is no comparison between the two, really.
Where I currently live, the choice is between fast but unreliable cable (to the extent of not even being able to load google at times), or reliably slow dsl (can't even stream video at SD).

When I saw the Informative Murder Porn episode of South Park, I was torn between laughing and crying, because it was just so true:
Cable guy: I'm sorry sir. If you need it now, perhaps you should switch to another cable company. [tauntingly] Ohhh there's not another cable company, is there? [begins to rub his nipples in circles] Ohhh, that's right, we're the only one in town.

And that's how it is most places, at least in the US. Maybe if you live in a major city you get more competition, but most of the US is not a major city.
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Omg this is bad so what is going to happen to us and Crunchyroll
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H_Guderian wrote:

Net neutrality is a law to combat a problem that has yet to show up, and could have its own serious side effects


A bit of chicken and the egg there. Net neutrality is a law to combat a problem that has yet to show up BECAUSE of the law against it. It's not because they companies don't want to charge both ways for bandwidth for altruistic purposes.

From the Verizon lawyers on the lawsuit:
Verizon wants a “two-sided market,” involving payment for Internet service by subscribers and by companies that want to reach them, Helgi Walker, a lawyer for the New York-based carrier, told the appeals panel.

“I’m authorized to state from my client today that but for these rules we would be exploring those types of arrangements,” said Walker, working at the time for the law firm Wiley Rein LLP.

Now that Verizon has won, expect the floodgates to open. Netflix and Crunchyroll are probably going to be boned unless this gets overturned.

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