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With Net Neutrality being repealed what will become of PC gaming?

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User Info: MUD VIPER

MUD VIPER
2 weeks ago#11
It's best to understand both sides of the argument and judging from your blatant political shot it's clear that you don't.

http://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2017/05/18/the_ugly_truth_about_obamas_net_neutrality_110247.html

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+truth+about+net+neutrality&view=detail&mid=CDFA1243B03311983694CDFA1243B03311983694&FORM=VIRE
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User Info: JonnyBoyFF

JonnyBoyFF
2 weeks ago#12
Thank you, Mud Viper, for your input.
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User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
2 weeks ago#13
JonnyBoyFF posted...
Want to play games? Pay extra for the gamer package.
Want to use Netflix, Twitch, or Youtube? Pay extra for the streaming package.
Spotify or Pandora? Get the music package.
I'm sure they'll dress it up and make it seem like we're getting some amazing deal, but it's actually just another way to make money from the people.


And that's just on the face of it. You'll have video streaming services like Hulu who are owned by Comcast. And you know that they'd leap on the chance to advertise that Comcast is the home of Hulu and the best way to experience it as they throttle their competitor services like Netflix.

What about ISPs that have a certain political agenda they want to push and thus throttle news sites that offer an opposing view?

And yeah it can be argued that this is very doomsday thinking, but don't believe for one second these companies won't do everything they can to gain more and more control over your money and your usage habits. If you give someone like that a small amount of power, they will exploit it for everything they've got.
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User Info: AtmosOmega

AtmosOmega
2 weeks ago#14
It's a disastrously stupid idea to repeal Net-Neutrality, as it's the one and only thing keeping the internet in a usable state right now in the US.

In terms of political ammunition, its repeal will go a long way towards breaking a Republican majority in 2018, because the one thing you do not f*** with is the people's access to cheap entertainment and porn.
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User Info: LazyyAmerican

LazyyAmerican
2 weeks ago#15
More of the same.....money money money.
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User Info: khunki

khunki
2 weeks ago#16
JonnyBoyFF posted...
Good for you for asking. It's important to be informed on the issues.

No one publicly knows what will happen. The companies that it is benefiting are claiming that it will allow for more innovation, but what it's really doing is allowing more ways for them to make money. It will open the door for back-room deals that can allow for Internet "fast lanes" and "slow lanes." They will legally be able to slow your Internet to a crawl or completely block websites unless you pay extra for them.

Want to play games? Pay extra for the gamer package.
Want to use Netflix, Twitch, or Youtube? Pay extra for the streaming package.
Spotify or Pandora? Get the music package.
I'm sure they'll dress it up and make it seem like we're getting some amazing deal, but it's actually just another way to make money from the people.

This is what can happen with Net Neutrality repealed. It's also going to allow for the big ISP companies to essentially decide that certain businesses aren't eligible for a good connection. It can make it so that the only companies that can survive will be those that are large enough to pay for the proper amount of bandwidth. And those companies wont care because they can pass the expense to us, the consumers.

In an age where open access to the Internet is considered by some to be a basic human right, this is a very important issue.


Wouldn't these packages make the streaming services themselves lower their prices? In order to attract consumers, I mean.

Right now if you want Netflix, all you have to pay for is Netflix and the Internet. If Netflix was gated behind a TV package, you'd have to pay for three things: the net, the package and Netflix itself . Most people would reconsider and therefore Netflix would likely reduce their prices.

Similarly if there was a Social Media package, how many parents would pay for that garbage for their kids?
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User Info: JonnyBoyFF

JonnyBoyFF
2 weeks ago#17
That's a totally legitimate possibility. We'll probably find out. Happy Thanksgiving. I'm taking off for a week.
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User Info: Jason_Hudson

Jason_Hudson
2 weeks ago#18
Don't know, don't care. Doesn't affect me, and if it does then I'll worry about it, but then I can just switch ISPs since the UK has loads of them. It's not like the UK government listens to citizens anyway, so it'd be pointless to even bother.

All I know is that the endless topics everywhere on Reddit and here are boring as f*** and are just cluttering up the topic list.
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User Info: Born Lucky

Born Lucky
2 weeks ago#19
There were no "net neutrality" government regulations, until halfway through Obamas presidency. He actually wanted to expand them , so that the UN would have control of our internet.

You have to be an idiot to think that's a good idea.
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User Info: Ultimate_Noob

Ultimate_Noob
2 weeks ago#20
Isn't intentionally slowing speeds than what people were paying for something that Time Warner Cable/Charter Spectrum was already doing to Netflix and League of Legend for years, and the state of New York sued them over it? I guess now they can do it legally.
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