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Be Prepared on Paying More to your ISP for Surfing, Playing Online

#1ECOsvaldoPosted 1/15/2014 3:12:26 AM
Net Neutrality Quashed: New Pricing Schemes, Throttling, and Business Models to Follow

A decision issued today by a U.S. federal appeals court struck down parts of the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet, or “net neutrality,” rules issued in 2010. Accepting much of a challenge by Verizon, the court killed the FCC’s policies that aimed to prevent data-discrimination or data blocking. But the ruling does require carriers to disclose when they block, slow, or expedite various kinds of traffic in the future.

The results could be far-reaching. Consumers may see new offerings such as free content from companies willing to pay carriers extra for delivery; app companies could find themselves charged a fee to ensure that their videos get glitch-free performance; and e-commerce companies could be asked to pay to make sure their bits go through quickly enough to close a sale.

Plenty of such plans are in the wings or already being offered. Just last week, AT&T unveiled a plan called sponsored data, under which a business like ESPN could pay for data delivered to your phone, so that your sports and related advertising viewing doesn’t blow through your monthly data caps. Such offerings dovetail nicely with efforts by AT&T and Verizon Wireless to get customers to switch to tiered plans, motivating customers to keep an eye on usage – and motivating providers to want to pay to get around such concerns.


SOURCE: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523606/net-neutrality-quashed-new-pricing-schemes-throttling-and-business-models-to-follow/


boogie2988's view on Net Neutrality and the Open Internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YALKSyjHfFo
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#2TimePharaohPosted 1/15/2014 3:13:55 AM
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#332x2zPosted 1/15/2014 3:15:52 AM
Not likely. I'm guaranteed the same price for a year. I'm not locked in a contract either so not really worried at all yet.
#4ECOsvaldo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2014 3:17:19 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
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Let me guess: you don't give two-flying you-know-what's about this. Good, you made your point across. Now move along little boy.
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#5AltmadragonPosted 1/15/2014 3:20:39 AM
Don't see how this effects my Verizon fios, Kay
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#6ConkerPosted 1/15/2014 3:23:37 AM(edited)
Luckily everywhere I've moved for nearly the past 4 years I've gotten faster speeds with my unlimited Verizon smartphone plan than I have with the local ISP's (without paying out the ass). Currently have 30Mbps home internet but the pings are terrible (always in the 150+ range, while my phone gets me under 100, and depending on location even down to the 30-50s).

So I don't plan on getting rid of my Verizon plan anytime soon, works great even with home internet and I know I always have the service.

It's sad having moved from home, college, and a couple other rural locations in Michigan, to Alaska, to Hawaii, and still preferring the LTE service on my f***ing phone over Charter, Time Warner, and the local Alaska companies with caps (well, LTE had just gotten up there shortly before I moved, but it was still better).
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#7AltmadragonPosted 1/15/2014 3:24:52 AM
Conker posted...
Luckily everywhere I've moved for nearly the past 4 years I've gotten faster speeds with my unlimited Verizon smartphone plan than I have with the local ISP's (without paying out the ass). Currently have 30Mbps home internet but the pings are terrible (always in the 150+ range, while my phone gets me under 100, and depending on location even down to the 30-50s).

So I don't plan on getting rid of my Verizon plan anytime soon, works great even with home internet and I know I always have the service.

It's sad having moved from home, college, and a couple other rural locations in Michigan, to Alaska, to Hawaii, and still preferring the LTE service on my f***ing phone over Charter, Time Warner, and the local Alaska companies with caps (well, LTE had just gotten up there shortly before I moved, but it was still better).


But but but hawaii has clearwire lol, jks

Oh god I hated clearwire....
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#8LootmanPosted 1/15/2014 3:26:56 AM
Hello from England.
I have no idea what this topic is about.
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#9ConkerPosted 1/15/2014 3:33:15 AM
Altmadragon posted...
Conker posted...
Luckily everywhere I've moved for nearly the past 4 years I've gotten faster speeds with my unlimited Verizon smartphone plan than I have with the local ISP's (without paying out the ass). Currently have 30Mbps home internet but the pings are terrible (always in the 150+ range, while my phone gets me under 100, and depending on location even down to the 30-50s).

So I don't plan on getting rid of my Verizon plan anytime soon, works great even with home internet and I know I always have the service.

It's sad having moved from home, college, and a couple other rural locations in Michigan, to Alaska, to Hawaii, and still preferring the LTE service on my f***ing phone over Charter, Time Warner, and the local Alaska companies with caps (well, LTE had just gotten up there shortly before I moved, but it was still better).


But but but hawaii has clearwire lol, jks

Oh god I hated clearwire....


I have Oceanic Time Warner, which I really shouldn't complain about with the promo for $30 (maybe it's the regular price), no cap and it's usually around 30Mbps, but the pings suck and it goes out quite often when streaming. It's just sad that I can game better on my phone than it, especially for like Dota 2 or twitch games. We tried the higher speed plans but it wasn't any better.

Still better than the 20Mbps 100GB data cap GCI in Alaska that was like $60 or higher for not much better.
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#10ECOsvaldo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2014 3:35:02 AM
Not only will individual services be adding on to the monthly charges to accomodate this (Netflix, Hulu, etc), but what's to stop Comcast, Verizon, or any other ISP from tacking/adding on to your Internet bill as well (most likely will be a new "data cap maintenance" surcharge/fee/tax)? IT WON'T!
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