"By ending net neutrality, the Trump administration’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order gets government out of the business of telling ISPs how to run their networks. This puts consumers and private businesses back in charge of how the internet operates." You mean the same monopolies that are already in charge of how the internet? Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, etc? Why the hell would you want to put them fully in charge of how the internet operates, with more power than they already have? There is a reason South Korea is far ahead of the US in internet speed. There is much more competition for broadband speed over there, and companies have to compete with better prices and speeds to get their consumers on board. We already see the UK implementing a legal right to high-speed broadband of at least 10 mbps by 2020 because they know companies aren't going to be increasing speeds on their own anytime soon without competition. What will ending net neutrality do? Any smaller companies (not much of them anyways) won't be able to compete against these large ISPs and will soon die out. AT&T is already looking to merge with Time Warner, as well as Sinclair Broadcasting. They see their opportunity and are taking it. I'm not even a liberal, but you're delusional if you think net neutrality is going to be the better outcome for any consumer.
- feezI am confused. So are you saying thumbs down to net neutrality or to its repeal? I'm leaning toward you saying that ending it will not be beneficial for the American consumer. If so I totally agree. And I don't agree with Mr. Jesse Hathaway on this article. I don't think he knows what he's talking about. The larger companies, as you mentioned, are eating up the smaller competition. We will experience a major ownership of all our internet usage by these few big providers in the near future. There is simply very few major competitors. And despite Mr. Jesse Hathaway's comment about the internet running fine without net neutrality, let's remember that the internet is NOTHING like it has been in the past. I am old enough to know this. I've seen it graduate from an infrequent use of technology in finding little published information to now being a staple in every single person's means of communicating to and with the world. I do agree that the government should not control the internet. But I also fear the major players will be controlling it anyway. And when there's a monopoly there lays the control and power of governing even in the private sector by the private sector.ReplyReport5
- feezThe internet managed to survive this long without net neutrality. Nothing will change from before. ISP's are not suddenly going to start booting people off or throttling their connections down to dial up speeds. Stop falling for the fear mongering.ReplyReport1