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    RIP Net Neutrality. Official killswitch date April 23rd.

    Normally I'd put this in Serious Discussions or w/e but all of two people ever check in there and this pertains to everyone.

    If you haven't been keeping up, Net Neutrality in the short version allows everyone to have equal treatment of their internet. This includes the speed of their bandwidth, websites they can visit and freedom of creativity (Spotify, Youtube, DeviantArt ect).

    With NN gone, all of this is subject to the whims of the ISP companies (the places you pay for your internet). You may have to pay more for "social media" packages similar to how you pay for your cable. It may influence your business or entertainment, being throttled or outright blocked by your ISPs cause you're using too much juice or they don't support the websites you visit.

    You might be asking me "but Ramen, I'm just trying to get through highschool without bombing Trig, why do I have to mourn some random political thing?"

    Simply put, as someone who has enjoyed the freedom of Net Neutrality for 20+ years, I am mourning a loss that hits close to my heart, and yours too in the long run.

    Your Facebook might be monitored and subjected to a time-allowed use based on your payment package. You might not be able to visit Wikipedia for some fun facts because it doesn't fall into your education package. You might be losing on your favorite online game because your ping is being imploded to 500 cause you didn't pay for the fast track package. You may have a harder time starting a business up because of extra fees employed by the ISPs.

    You could be so ill that you can only work from home with online jobs like me.

    I hope to god I'm being overdramatic about this in the long run, because if my worst fears come of this whole fiasco, my life and everyone else's could be heavily influenced simply because of some dipshit taking an 8.3 million bribe to try and bury something that benefits everyone.

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    Wtf 2015 was 20+ years ago???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoonis View Post
    Wtf 2015 was 20+ years ago???
    What are you talking about? NN has been in effect since it started up on dial-up phonelines. Since phones are considered a utility, the internet's more or less thrived under it until it came under scrutiny on 2007 when broadband was in full swing. NN was enforced until we have this situation now.

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    The internet was fine before 2015, it'll be fine now. Save your conspiracy theories for your liberal rag comment sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlacklistedRQ View Post
    The internet was fine before 2015, it'll be fine now. Save your conspiracy theories for your liberal rag comment sections.
    I'm not exactly sure how this ended up a conspiracy theory considering ISPs have been attempting all of the above since Comcast has already been discovered to throttle internet to its customers in 2011 until brought to light by independent studies.

    Personally I hope this does end up a bunch of hot gas, but I can already see how it's going to play out.

    Once April hits, nothing really fancy will happen. Then maybe in June/July, some special new packages will be brought in as the "new deal". Anyone who hasn't jumped onto that will slowly get their internet slowed or blocked in some cases, leading to people to gradually go to the package to get things to work properly and so on.

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    Rip America.

    Come to Europe, we have cookies.
    What do I put here now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlacklistedRQ View Post
    The internet was fine before 2015, it'll be fine now. Save your conspiracy theories for your liberal rag comment sections.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swoonis View Post
    Wtf 2015 was 20+ years ago???
    appearently these two arent aware that by removing the regulations put in place at 2015, you also remove the right to complain about your isp when they cut your internet speed that existed long before 2015. yes, before 2015 changes you had the right to write a complaint to ffc. now you dont. enjoy getting your internet raped and your joke of a "democracy" take even a bigger hit. but its all good since you "made libtards cry".

    its nothing short of pathetic.

    edit:damnit lyra stop blowing my cover >
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    Quote Originally Posted by zecleria View Post
    appearently these two arent aware that by removing the regulations put in place at 2015, you also remove the right to complain about your isp when they cut your internet speed that existed long before 2015. yes, before 2015 changes you had the right to write a complaint to ffc. now you dont. enjoy getting your internet raped and your joke of a "democracy" take even a bigger hit. but its all good since you "made libtards cry".

    its nothing short of pathetic.
    You quoted Ramenfrog instead of the cupidhead lol.
    What do I put here now?

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    This is all inaccurate. Once net neutrality is no longer in effect it's not the customers who are paying more out of pocket, it's websites and streaming services that will be footing the bill.
    Facebook and Netflix and all the other big industry sites won't really change because they make money, the impact will be seen more on small business and streaming sites (like all those anime sites), they will either load slower or not at all at the ISPs choice based on what they're paying for the domain. If you thought annoying pop up advertising was bad now, it's gonna get 100x worse just so the little guys can make rent. Also RIP small free porn sites, only the big boys in the game have the money to stay in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlacklistedRQ View Post
    The internet was fine before 2015, it'll be fine now. Save your conspiracy theories for your liberal rag comment sections.
    Not sure if clueless or just dumb
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