Net Neutrality

HarudathHarudath Great Britain Icrontian
edited June 2008 in The Pub
Hai guys,

Yeah, that's right- A serious post :eek:

Some of you may or may not have heard of the net neutrality issue, how it's progressing or of the group I'm going to show you. Net Neutrality is the ability to be whoever you want on the Internet, total freedom to go whereever you want, talk with who you want, upload all the crap you want to upload and pretty much do your every day stuff. Soon that will not be the case; Almost all major ISPs have agreed, signed contracts etc to commercialise the internet (more so than they have now).

It's basically going to be like television, you pay for certain channels and if you want more it's going to cost extra. This means that smaller websites WILL be shut down, and everyone will basically be forced to visit the larger websites that pay larger fees to their ISP.

I Power is a social network that has been very strong against net neutrality and they explain it alot better than I do, here's the most informative video (I think) that they have, with links to more videos that reveal new information as time has passed.

My hope is that we can get members of Icrontic to support this cause, spread the word, be active, do something about it and prevent this from happening.

I understand that alot of you may know this already, may think it's hopless, or simply don't care. If you do I really don't want to hear about it, this post is for people that do care and trolling/flaming/demeaning this thread is really not going to help anyone.

Thank you.

EDIT: ignoring possible events of clevage may be difficult...


  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    bumping this, because i was wondering whats going on with this, and various sources ive read online seem to contradict each other...whats the current status, what can i do if i think my ISP is throttling me for spoecific types of data usage, and if necessary, how can i support net neutrality? im sure some of you guys know about this, and i bet a couple of you have intimate knowledge.


    @Thrax wrote some excellent articles on the topic. See the link above for starters.

  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    edited December 2014

    From what I've heard the new laws would make the Internet considered a utility, that can be activated and shut off, even seized by the government. Didn't trust the announcement from the beginning.

    Ps: @Harudath‌ are you referring to the "Lets reclassify the Internet" speech of some time ago when you mentioned "Net Neutrality"

  • aspieRommelaspieRommel Icrontic politico Indianapolis, IN Icrontian

    @Harudath said:
    I Power is a social network that has been very strong against net neutrality and they explain it alot better than I do...

    Not trying to be a jerk or anything, but the way you wrote the sentence above, I couldn't tell if they were against net neutrality, or the anti-NN bill. Just pointing it out.

  • HarudathHarudath Great Britain Icrontian

    Oh god. I was 16 or 17 when I wrote this. @aspieRommel I think I meant pro net neutrality, and strongly against attempts to change the status quo.

    @Creeperbane2 I have no idea, it was seven years ago now :P

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