Dear Americans, please don't let Big Cable ruin the internet!

edenwax

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#1
Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they're lobbying the FCC and Congress to end net neutrality. Why? It's simple: if they win the power to slow sites down, they can bully any site into paying millions to escape the "slow lane." This would amount to a tax on every sector of the American economy. Every site would cost more, since they'd all have to pay big cable. Worse, it would extinguish the startups and independent voices who can't afford to pay. If we lose net neutrality, the Internet will never be the same.
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Friendly Survival

Moderation Director
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#3
This attack happens every year and every year it gets shut down.
Why would it stop? If Netflix got put under the bus by Comcast. Then what's stopping them doing the same thing to rest of us?

As long as money is an object those big ISPes will always try to "attack" with such legislation so they can pull their craps out.
 

Ash

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#4
No offence to anyone, but the US is just a bit of a joke right now really. You've got problems with shootings and the government not doing anything. And then you've got this where you might have to pay to access certain sites.