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  • #91
    Government stuck their noses in the cable industry in 1992, promises were made how it would lower costs, increase competition. It would be nirvana.

    If you youngsters pay attention, government steps in with promises, but the unexpected consequences far out way any benefit to the consumer.

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    • WolfShirtSophomore
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      The government sucks at everything, best to keep them out of it.

  • #92
    Originally posted by okjayhawker View Post
    Government stuck their noses in the cable industry in 1992, promises were made how it would lower costs, increase competition. It would be nirvana.

    If you youngsters pay attention, government steps in with promises, but the unexpected consequences far out way any benefit to the consumer.
    Wasn't the 1992 law a result of the 1984 amendment to the 1934 comms act?

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    • #93
      Not surprisingly, when the monopolies of cable companies have no competition, their prices are higher than when cities have to create their own ISP: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...t-prices.shtml

      Communities are also more transparent with regard to fees and extra costs, etc.

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      • #94
        Executive order prevents state from buying Internet service that isn't neutral.

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        • #95
          Remember this outrage from a little over 2 years ago?? OMG how did we survive!?!

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          • #96
            As JZ noted on the last page, this was tied up in the courts because a bunch of states have N.N. laws and they are suing the feds to stop this repeal. The decision to repeal Net Neutrality is under review and it was going by fairly quietly. I just looked into it and the public comment time is now, so thanks okj. ;-)

            https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-168A1.pdf -- link to upload public comments (which are overwhelmingly against repealing N.N.): https://www.fcc.gov/restoring-intern...cket-no-17-108

            In related news, just last week Clarence Thomas noted that he regretted his vote that led to the appeal of N.N., so that provides hope if related matters get back to the S.C.

            The gist of the current ruling is that the FCC hadn't considered enough of the impact when it ruled and that public comment is necessary to get at some of the underlying issues. For example, the FCC tried to invalidate State N.N. laws, and courts have said the FCC doesn't have that authority. The FCC also didn't consider how the repeal would impacting public safety and subsidies for low income families to get internet, etc. So, these things are now being reexamined . . . the repeal is not free and clear and could tumble depending on how things play out in the foreseeable future.


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            Last edited by sean; 03-01-20, 12:18 PM.

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            • #97
              Thanks for the update Sean.

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              • #98
                So, what youre saying is, okj has been enjoying life with all the perks of net neutrality? and hasnt yet experienced life without it?

                VERY INTERESTING

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