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Dec 8 2013   9:25PM GMT

The Internet Must Go

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

If you don’t understand Net Neutrality, perhaps this video will enlighten you. It shows what the ISPs want to do to kill the idea, and why. That’s all I’m going to say. Arrive at your own conclusion after viewing this informative (and refreshingly snarky) video.

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  • FTClark
    It is really simple. We pay to get the Internet the way it is. They can't change it now or we will stop paying them. Cable TV model with package options? This is a joke. The only purpose left for Cable TV is to give us Internet and we will watch what we want. The big networks like ABC, CBS, and whatever are getting it. They still offer the old packaged program stream for those who haven't changed yet but they also offer their programming on demand by the Internet. What is Satellite TV doing now? They still offer the packaged program stream for those who haven't changed yet but they also are beginning to offer Internet by satellite. There will always be the holdouts who still want to be spoon fed (force fed) a mass-scheduled program stream by the big networks but the future is to watch what you want when you want and Internet can do that. Get with the program!
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  • TomLiotta

    They can't change it now or we will stop paying them.

    Practically no one will stop paying, though some will be more selective in their choices of providers. If there are significant changes by major ISPs, it will simply open niches for others to occupy.

    Hold-outs for 'network TV packages' have no clear relevance to this issue. They would likely be the ones who wouldn't notice much if potential changes happen. They aren't the ones looking forward to the future.

    Those who are interested in the future in the future of internet services will more likely be ones to embrace new ISP feature packages and might drive changes.

    Tom

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  • TomLiotta
    Hmmm... that reads more confrontationally than intended. I was too enthusiastic to see someone express an opinion, so I hope it's read with a calm tone in mind. -- Tom
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  • FTClark

    I used the typical technique of exaggerating to make a point. :-) People will pay for what they know they want. The know they want open Internet (yes, an assumption). They have already seen it work and used it. Eventually, someone will find a way to get them what they want and they will get pay and get paid for it (market dynamics). You said the same type of thing in a different way... :-)

    Confrontational? (Shocked face with a wry smile...)

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  • TomLiotta

    Confrontational? (Shocked face with a wry smile...)

    I guess I'm just not ready to accept the death of Brian (Griffin). It's just too depressing. Sigh.

    Tom

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