Old Timey Video Explains Net Neutrality in 60 Seconds

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iPencil

This is an incredibly inaccurate depiction of net neutrality. For the analogy used in this idiotic video to be accurate, net neutrality advocates want ANY person, using ANY mode of transportation on ANY transportation route. Net neutrality advocates are saying that pedestrians should be allowed on limited access highways, that cars should be allowed on train tracks, and that commercial trucking on highways specifically designated for personal vehicles, such as the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

I don't understand why net "neutrality" advocates are so ignorant.

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Peanut Fox

I thought this was a better video even though it's longer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAxMyTwmu_M

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NavarWynn

To make this more accurate, they should had the Netflix driver curse and bitch out comcast for a few minutes before handing over the money.

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BobbyPhoenix

Right now there is no net neutrality since not every one has the same speed at the same price. What people want is the same for all right? I mean for example I have Brighthouse with "Turbo". My max speed is 30MBPS. Brighthouse also has "Lightening" with speeds of 90MBPS, but you have to pay more. So if net neutrality gets passed we all pay the same price, and we all get the same speed? Am I understanding this correctly?

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maverick knight

Ok, so most people will tell you a biased opinion. Although they may be right what they don't tell you is that the bandwidth you pay for is not reserved. It is more like first log first served on bandwidth. If the rest of the customers log in first and start watching Netflix on HD, then they will hog most of the bandwidth, leaving you with crappy service, no matter how much bandwidth you pay for. ISPs want to offer the same speed and experience for every one, that is why they are crippling everyone who uses Netflix or any other bandwidth hogging service. Netflix wants to offer what they promise also so they want to pay for their service not to be crippled.

In the end, someones bandwidth will be crippled because the overall bandwidth of ISPs will stay the same.

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Peanut Fox

It's more like you're paying for 30Mbps and only getting 500Kbps because Brighthouse doesn't like you using a particular site for whatever reason they choose. However, if you use Brighthouse approved sites, or pay an extra fee to unlock blocked sites, you get the full speed you are paying for.

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Renegade Knight

Better explanation than what I came up with. Nice.

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Renegade Knight

Net neutrality isn't about bandwidth so much as making sure what you do with the bandwidth you do have isn't crippled.

Bandwidth would vary but Netflix wouldn't be crippled so that even though you had the bandwidth to watch it in HD you are stuck watching a pixelated mess. Someone on dialup still wouldn't be able to watch Netflix.

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PCWolf

This video is 100% correct in it's description of what Net Neutrality is. But dumb people like "your Parents" might still not get what Cars have to do with the Internet, & may require further explanation.

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Ghost XFX

Comcast is really on this to stop Google Fiber from putting their sorry ass out of business. That might be the most blunt way to say it.

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PCWolf

What you don't understand my friend, is that the established monopolies have corrupted local Governments of many States, Cities and Towns. They are so entrenched and corrupted, that they have used their huge cash reserves to keep out anyone who would dare challenge their Cable Monopoly. In many places, it is actually illegal for any one to come in & lay new lines to offer any competition to the local cable Drug Lord. Google would have to fight each one tooth & nail to get these anti consumer laws reversed in order to even build their networks in said areas. So the chances of Google putting Comcast out of business is unlikely. As much as I would love that to happen. Google seems to be rolling out in areas where there are no laws that says "This town belongs to XXX Cable" to hinder them.

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WarpathPS

You sound like a simpleton when you push Marxism. "Corrupted governments"? If you are spouting "corruption" then obviously you view the world through a utopian lense which is the view of inexperienced people or just an old moron. In reality human beings are engaging in exactly what they were designed to do. Using their brains to better their lives with the least amount of effort while co-existing among a society. When you push silly idealogies based on utopian concepts, you go against the grain of humanity and you will never be able to solve or cope with problems in a society. In a Republic such as the United States, the people have the power if they choose to organize and inform themselves. Obviously many of them are happy enough with the way things are or they would do something about it.

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rayatwork05

actually as an industry lobbyist, he was exactly right and you are the one mistaken. resistance is futile, even with a majority vote. votes dont decide changes, panels do. and panels make up their own minds despite what information is stated/presented. enjoy living the dream brother.

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pmgmr2

one-third of all traffic was Netflix, at least at peak internet usage times.

Also, where did this crazy idea that the FCC is going to protect your rights and stop censorship come from?

Here are some examples of them "protecting your rights":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Assistance_for_Law_Enforcement_Act

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno_v._American_Civil_Liberties_Union

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission_v._Pacifica_Foundation

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fung0

There are really only two choices:

1. Allow corporations to decide what the Internet will look like. They'll base their decisions purely on maximizing profit, and collude with one another cartel-fashion to further improve their bottom line.

2. Insist on consumer-oriented regulation via some government agency. If you're not happy with the agencies as they exist, exert some effort to bring YOUR government back under control. Vote, protest, run for office... get involved.

The FCC is seriously broken, for sure. But the government IS responsive to public opinion - when the public takes the trouble to voice that opinion loudly enough.

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MAIZE1951

ROFLOL