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Net neutrality is half-dead: Court strikes down FCC’s anti-blocking rules

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by qubit, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. the54thvoid

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    Not to pick a fight but it has nothing to do with socialism or neo-socialism. This has everything to do with minority power and rule by wealth. I hear US folks blame 'x' socialism on everything but the hoarding of centralised power and wealth is not socialism. No political system works for all and this Net Neutrality issue is a simply issue of business greed and vociferant lobbying. Even the constitution is nonsense. It was written in pre technological times with all good intentions but has little bearing on the reality of modern life. Whether you're a capitalist (we all are), or a commie, a democrat or a dick - political ideologies are always broken by the indiscriminate nature of our human greed. It has and always will be the 'haves' versus the 'have nots'.
     
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    I think internet is a rare exception where socialization is a good thing. Look at the highway system: it is socialized and we all use it. The internet is becoming, if not already has become, just as important to first-world economies as the highway system. It makes sense to give everyone access to the same services which extends to modernizing the 9-1-1 and USPS systems. It could even be used to modernize the power grid. Let's not forget that the people can regulate the infrastructure as well instead of private entities (net neutrality and privacy would have to be in its founding charter). Socializing the internet also pays for itself through economic growth just like the highway system.

    By keeping the internet system private, individuals get shafted.
     
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    What a crock. "No, we don't need rules to tell us how to behave, we promise we'll be good! We won't do anything like reducing speeds or limiting bandwidth...." Bullshite.
     

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