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User Info: cuteboi100

cuteboi100
3 years ago#1
Netflix has signed a deal with the four largest network providers in America to improve streaming speeds to customers.

The problem: Network providers (NPs) have the liberty to throttle a customer's access to a particular network, for example websites and servers, and reduce their speeds, even to unusable levels.
The implications of this are that the NPs have the ability to threaten particular web service companies like Netflix and extort them for money to "unthrottle" the connection.

The discourse:
Improving connections can be good for Netflix. We've all streamed videos but have had to wait for buffering, we search for version that doesn't need to buffer. This removal of the need to buffer makes Netflix more appealing than competitors. However the decision to implement this system needs to be made by Netflix and not be an ultimatum imposed by the NPs.

Continue the discourse below.

If at the end you feel like you want to fight for net neutrality. Here is just one useful link:
http://gizmodo.com/how-to-fight-the-battle-for-net-neutrality-1577488538
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User Info: BMXJouster

BMXJouster
3 years ago#2
John Oliver did a great story on this a few months back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

That being said this is definitely a serious issue that needs to be discussed more.
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Tucker_BA
3 years ago#3
BMXJouster posted...
John Oliver did a great story on this a few months back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

That being said this is definitely a serious issue that needs to be discussed more.


Great watch, thank you.
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cuteboi100
3 years ago#4
Let's get some more minds on this issue.
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Clashtonn
3 years ago#5
The decision will be reversed if it gets that bad.
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User Info: KaiserWarrior

KaiserWarrior
3 years ago#6
Moot topic. None of you has millions upon millions of dollars to throw at the people (politicians) that make the actual decisions regarding Net Neutrality -- ISPs do. Net Neutrality is dead and there is nothing that you can do about it, because you do not have the financial power to buy lawmakers. If any of them actually cared about freedom and ethics, this wouldn't be a debate in the first place, because it is obvious on its face that these are just old-school Mafia-style protection rackets for the digital age.

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rainedown
3 years ago#7
BMXJouster posted...
John Oliver did a great story on this a few months back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

That being said this is definitely a serious issue that needs to be discussed more.


yes. This is mandatory viewing for everyone I know already, it's one of the best overviews of the subject there is, and also fairly funny. They ended up crashing the FCC web site because of the comment thing at the end.

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cuteboi100
3 years ago#8
KaiserWarrior posted...
Moot topic. None of you has millions upon millions of dollars to throw at the people (politicians) that make the actual decisions regarding Net Neutrality -- ISPs do. Net Neutrality is dead and there is nothing that you can do about it, because you do not have the financial power to buy lawmakers. If any of them actually cared about freedom and ethics, this wouldn't be a debate in the first place, because it is obvious on its face that these are just old-school Mafia-style protection rackets for the digital age.


Who needs to throw millions of dollars at politicians? This is a democracy, we choose our politicians. If you want a law changed and the politicians won't do it, you go ahead and run for office and do it yourself.
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JohnMafia
3 years ago#9
cuteboi100 posted...
KaiserWarrior posted...
Moot topic. None of you has millions upon millions of dollars to throw at the people (politicians) that make the actual decisions regarding Net Neutrality -- ISPs do. Net Neutrality is dead and there is nothing that you can do about it, because you do not have the financial power to buy lawmakers. If any of them actually cared about freedom and ethics, this wouldn't be a debate in the first place, because it is obvious on its face that these are just old-school Mafia-style protection rackets for the digital age.


Who needs to throw millions of dollars at politicians? This is a democracy, we choose our politicians. If you want a law changed and the politicians won't do it, you go ahead and run for office and do it yourself.


That's really easy to say on an internet messageboard. its one of the big drawbacks about the internet nowadays. People think retweeting and liking and posting a few angry sentences on a messageboard = them taking a stand or doing something. Its meaningless. To actually make a difference you gotta do a lot more, like you said "go ahead run for office yourself". How many people are going to bother?
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LazyyAmerican
3 years ago#10
Nobody....It's whatever the people with the bankroll want.
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