I feel like this old thread is relevant, just to let you know that this has been amist for at least 4 months.
Net Neutrality Thread made on January 19, 2014
Originally posted by Everest
I have been watching events unfold and I must say that when this proposal is examined in and out, it is a bad idea. Nothing much I can do but all I can say is that the proposal is idiotic to say the least.
It seems very idiotic yes, but the main reason this is a thing is so that these huge companies can get even more
of our money. What matters to them is not how they get the money, but it is the fact that they have the money at the end of the day. Sad really.
As I said earlier:
- charge websites so you have access to them (pay extra fees to continue having access to websites in addition to your other fees you have now. If it gets really bad, our internet bills could double.)
- provide better transfer rates to websites that have more money (giving the rich and powerful websites a large advantage, similar to what already happens on YouTube)
- discriminate against certain websites and/or poor people (possibly leading to censorship)
These are problems
that will slowly but surely surface if we lose the fight against Verizon, and now it seems that the FCC turned on us.
3 days ago, I made my own video to support net neutrality and keep it alive, based off of the Angry German Kid:
He tries to play Unreal Tournament, but has internet problems.
I now find that Verizon is much like the devil, by giving into sins such as greed.
I'm wondering if there will be a protest large enough where I live, because I would go if possible.
Also, I think I might have found the FCC chairman's phone number. Should I call him and file my complaint?