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Posted 2/6/15 , edited 2/6/15
YO! Those jerkhole cable companies are at it again. Basically they want to slow down/moderate what websites get to run on the Internet. THIS COULD RUIN OUR FREEDOM, GUYS! THIS IS SERIOUS. Like, I'm not even joking on this, the Internet slow-down is stupid.

Links~
https://www.battleforthenet.com/
https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/

My opinion: *sigh* The internet slowdown... is so INCREDIBLY STUPID . Let me explain. There are teachers who need the Internet for their work. There are elementary/middle/high/college students who need the internet for their work. There are people who the Internet for their jobs. There are Youtubers/Artists who need the internet for their jobs. There are aspiring artists/animators who need the internet.

No internet, no readily available sources for projects/work.

No internet, no fanfiction/fanart.

No internet, no anime.

No internet, no Netflix/Pandora/Youtube/DeviantArt.

No internet, no social media.

No internet, no internet friends.

No internet, no internet memes.

No internet, no music, either legal or illegal.

No internet, no downloads.

No internet, no steam, origin, or any downloadable games.

No internet, no online gaming.

No internet, no online games.

No internet, no family-history websites that make it easier to find your ancestors such as ancestry, or familytree.com.

No internet, no readily available websites about your favorite TV shows/movies/books/video games/anime, such as Wikipedia, or Wikia.

No internet, no creepypasta. (Though some of you may be thankful for this one.)

No internet, no online tests/quizzes...

No internet, no gifs...

No internet, no internet animations/animators like Jaltoid, Bee and Puppycat, and Bravest Warriors.

No internet, no webcomics.

And I could name a million more.

So unless you want to pay a fortune for faster internet where you can barely do anything, I would do something.

Team Cable: Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, AT&T.

Team Internet:
AVG, Imgur, Cheezburger, Tumblr, Wikia, Etsy, Kickstarter, Reddit, Urban Dictionary, Fight for the Future, Netflix, and many more.
Posted 2/6/15
If only I could live in Japan or South Korea. Then I wouldn't have to worry about this. UGGGH, we are so prehistoric when it comes to internet speed. Why do Asian countries get ultra high speed internet.
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Posted 2/6/15 , edited 2/6/15
Cable companies need to stop trying to monopolize everything. They don't own the world. Wahtveer. Sigh.
And of course, Cruz from my state is onboard for the censorship? Hell. I'm definitely going to vote against it. I don't like the internet being controlled by the government and having things censored as is, I don't need TWC shorting me on my wifi because of favoritism either. My bandwidth ain't gonna be slowed down as far as I'm concerned, for anything. The US really wants to control the Internet, don't they?
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Posted 2/6/15
Let me just add--

This is about Net Neutrality and you should care.

For those of us with premium memberships: do you want the price to go up? Do you want to see ads even though you've paid?

For those who use CR for free: do you want to be able to continue doing that?

For all of us, do we want CR to continue to have as much content as it does?

Without Net Neutrality, CR's costs could potentially skyrocket. Their only choice would be to increase revenue and cut expenses. This means more ads, higher prices, less content, perhaps even charging for the various console/mobile apps.

How can you help?

SCREW THE WEBSITE. Forget about email. That shit just goes in the trash and gets ignored. CALL, WRITE, OR FAX your Congresscritters.

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Posted 2/6/15 , edited 2/6/15
I contacted Bill Cassidy a few months ago and got a rather generic answer.


Thank you for taking the time to write me with your concern about preserving internet freedom.
The internet is a tool that has helped us grow as a country and as individuals. I oppose any legislation that would attempt to undermine that freedom and the potential for future growth. Congress must balance personal freedom with the need to protect our country.
At the same time, however, I fully support any legislation that will make it harder for crimes such as child pornography and cyber terrorism to be perpetrated on our citizens. Congress must strive to create legislation that protects our liberty and allows the internet to continue to function as the innovator and creative engine that we have come to expect and depend on.
Again, thank you for taking the time to write to me. Please visit my website at www.cassidy.house.gov to sign up for my e-newsletter or to share your views on another issue.

Sincerely,
Bill Cassidy
Member of Congress


Notice Title II wasn't mentioned so I see it as a non-answer.

I have been trying to get this community to band together and contact their reps but I'm unsure of how many of them actually care or if they grasp the seriousness of the situation.

The state of the internet in the USA is beyond ridiculous. We have fallen greatly behind in speed, prices, and reliability. The cost of fast-lanes will be passed unto us with no benefit as they intend to achieve it by slowing everything else down.

I am usually against government intervention but the cable companies already captured the governments at the local level to prevent competition. The most efficient way to undo this is Title II.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-21-laws-states-use-to-crush-broadband-competition


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For those interested here is a little background video on the 1996 Telecommunications Act
https://teksyndicate.com/videos/what-1996-telecommunications-act-inboxexe

Oh and if you want to contact a congressman you can make your mail stand out by using an obnoxiously colored and abnormally sized envelope.
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Posted 2/6/15
Money talks
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Posted 2/6/15
i Know that the Charter is speeding the internet, now in all Wisconsin that Charter is is at least 60 Mbps the slower and the fast is 100 Mbps they don't have a data cap.
and i have a friend inside the company and they are trying 150 Mbps in Montana i guess i don't remember that if they can suport that speed they are going to upgrade all the cities that they are
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Posted 2/6/15
"Internet 2" Is such a joke.
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Posted 2/6/15
lol, internet stateside. datacaps, few providers, decades old equipment.
land of the free, home of the brave, but korea still has faster internet.
and japan,
and sinapore.
and honk kong,
romaina,
sweeden,
monoco
,macau,
the netherlands,
freaking lithuania,
denmark,
the swiss,
taiwan,
latvia,
iceland,
france,
andorra,
finland,
norway,
bulgaria.

http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/
Posted 2/6/15

nemoskull wrote:

lol, internet stateside. datacaps, few providers, decades old equipment.
land of the free, home of the brave, but korea still has faster internet.
and japan,
and sinapore.
and honk kong,
romaina,
sweeden,
monoco
,macau,
the netherlands,
freaking lithuania,
denmark,
the swiss,
taiwan,
latvia,
iceland,
france,
andorra,
finland,
norway,
bulgaria.

http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/


Yet the United States has the second most internet users. (Behind China, apparently.)

http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users/
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MissMagicNoodles wrote:

No internet, no anime.



There was plenty of good anime before the Internet.

Loved Maison Ikkoku and Kimagure Orange Road.
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Posted 2/6/15

nemoskull wrote:

lol, internet stateside. datacaps, few providers, decades old equipment.
land of the free, home of the brave, but korea still has faster internet.
and japan,
and sinapore.
and honk kong,
romaina,
sweeden,
monoco
,macau,
the netherlands,
freaking lithuania,
denmark,
the swiss,
taiwan,
latvia,
iceland,
france,
andorra,
finland,
norway,
bulgaria.

http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/


Complaining about average speed compared to other countries is rather unproductive and meaningless. You know what other list also has the US below those countries? Population density.

When you take into account density I'd say we're doing pretty good as far as speed.

And of course, this issue isn't about your internet connection speed at all. It's about survival for sites like CrunchyRoll.
Posted 2/6/15
another site-
Title- Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet
http://www.fcc.gov/comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU#t=17
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Posted 2/6/15
Wait for google to save the internet, and watch those cable companies burn while you sit down on a lounger,laptop in your corner, rootbeer in hand and look down on them smiling.
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Posted 2/6/15 , edited 2/18/15
Its their infraestructura, they can do whatever they want in the free world. Unless a new Anti -Trust law for internet monopoly is made then stop clomplaining and pay more.
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