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Its literally fucking amazing how america is one of the nations without fiber optic cables. If we had that, internet speed would not be a problem. There is so much loss on the cables now that they have to calibrate their output just right and high so we get the service. With fiber optic, it wouldn't be near as bad. It might require a huge amount of money to implement it right now, but over time they'll make it all back and then some.

Places like china have been using fiber optic's for a long time and are having good success. Plus, in the event of a EMP attack on the states, we will still be able to route out data with fiber optic cables since they use light and not electronics.
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Net Neutrality is very important. The FCC has come out this week in support of Net Neutrality, and talked about how they want to make the internet protected from being monopolized.
The internet will only get better.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Money talks


Money = Invincible.
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Posted 2/7/15

Ngeneerist wrote:

Net Neutrality is very important. The FCC has come out this week in support of Net Neutrality, and talked about how they want to make the internet protected from being monopolized.
The internet will only get better.


The problem is that Congress is in the pockets of the TeleComs. They are trying to pass a law that will by-pass the FCC and give the internet to the TeleComs.

In a nutshell, that is the situation. That's why you have to write your Congress person. To tell them not to do such a thing, and to let the FCC do their thing.
Posted 2/7/15

IngramIV wrote:

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.


No is no. The internet is for everybody to use. No to be control. This will also kill any new site from beginning. Because they will no be able to afford the cost. I think the people want to move the internet into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_carrier That way they had to provide equal service to everybody.
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Kingzoro02 wrote:

Its literally fucking amazing how america is one of the nations without fiber optic cables.


lolwut. You think we don't use fiber just because there's not a fiber cable connected to your house?

News flash: there's fiber everywhere, in nearly every network. At some point--and most likely while still within your provider's network--your bits are being carried by fiber. If you have cable or DSL, it's switching to fiber the moment it gets to the nearest hub, switching office, or remote terminal. If you have AT&T's "U-Verse" it's switching to fiber before it even leaves your neighborhood.

Also, I have a fiber optic cable coming right up to the side of my house.

But that's all beside the point as this topic has absolutely nothing to do with last-mile internet connections.
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I have Google Fiber, and I would encourage anyone with the option to do the same. Alternatively, look into smaller, regional internet carriers. Calling this country a democracy is a joke. It literally never has been and never will be. Or, as Carlin put it "This country was bought and paid for years ago". America is capitalist through and through. Your votes and letters are cute, but in the end, money is what makes the decisions here. The only real solution is to stop giving money to these asshats. Refuse to do business with "Team cable". Especially AT&T, they're one of the worst companies in existence.
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Posted 2/7/15

evilotakuneko wrote:

But that's all beside the point as this topic has absolutely nothing to do with last-mile internet connections.


That last mile should still be discussed though as it is a major problem. ISPs have long lobbied for laws (and succeeded for the most part) that prevent new private or municipal companies from laying their own last mile infrastructure.

Really that last mile could benefit being treated as a public utility as fiber at that stage could easily host shared signals. It is completely possible to have multiple services coming in on one line. You could pick one company for your TV, one for your ISP, and one for Phone. This allows for open competition instead of pigeonholing people into this bundling nonsense.
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If you live in America you lose and the Cable companies will win in the end. All you need to do is look a the number of US Senators that are major stock holders in cable companies.

You really believe they are going to stop screwing you over?
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Posted 2/7/15 , edited 2/7/15

KarenAraragi wrote:


IngramIV wrote:

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.


No is no. The internet is for everybody to use. No to be control. This will also kill any new site from beginning. Because they will no be able to afford the cost. I think the people want to move the internet into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_carrier That way they had to provide equal service to everybody.


That's true, and that in theory, yet grab a car and smash it against a phone post? to who would you have to pay / compensate the repairs? the country or the cable company owner? On that basis rural areas where there is a lone company they can do whatever they what, high prices, slow downs etc., even hours of availability. Yeah certain It will keep neutral , "I will attend everyone , everyone who pay for it", "not discriminating but cost have raised and I will have to rise the price speed internet cost". Of course that that does not happen every day because public competition and more`s laws but they happen time to time.
Posted 2/7/15
There many others countries who had faster internet than america and do not do any of what those assholes want to do. They are making excuses for not improving the infrastructures.
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Terrance_Blaze wrote:

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.


The rootbeer will probably be in that mug of yours.
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Posted 2/7/15

evilotakuneko wrote:


Kingzoro02 wrote:

Its literally fucking amazing how america is one of the nations without fiber optic cables.


lolwut. You think we don't use fiber just because there's not a fiber cable connected to your house?

News flash: there's fiber everywhere, in nearly every network. At some point--and most likely while still within your provider's network--your bits are being carried by fiber. If you have cable or DSL, it's switching to fiber the moment it gets to the nearest hub, switching office, or remote terminal. If you have AT&T's "U-Verse" it's switching to fiber before it even leaves your neighborhood.

Also, I have a fiber optic cable coming right up to the side of my house.

But that's all beside the point as this topic has absolutely nothing to do with last-mile internet connections.


The majority of companies in america dont use fiber optic. We're just now starting to push out fiber optics where other countries have had it for awhile and have it for everything. For us, the majority of our cabling is still the regular lines, dish, dsl, etc. We have it, but its not very common.
Posted 2/7/15

zalbik wrote:

If you live in America you lose and the Cable companies will win in the end. All you need to do is look a the number of US Senators that are major stock holders in cable companies.

You really believe they are going to stop screwing you over?


That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt to try. Are you really going to let them screw you over without even trying?
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People are exaggerating both ends of this, but differently.

FCC regulation is just the lesser of two evils.
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