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[–] oedipusaurus_rex 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No. That doesn't mean that ISPs won't block websites though. It's about money. ISPs are wanting to make money for doing nothing. Some of the best ways to do this are to either charge content providers for 'fast lane' access in which streaming services like spotify, netflix, etc. will have to pay a premium to have their services work. Another way is to charge consumers overage charges (which they are already doing illegally. The FCCs net neutrality rules explicitly forbid this, yet here I am paying overage charges to comcast every month). Another way to do this is by creating content packages in which you pay for access to groups of websites the same way you pay for access to groups of tv stations. An example of this would be having the base level internet which covers news sites like MSM, or Fox News, but having to pay extra for social media packages that would allow you to visit sites like Facebook, or Reddit.

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[–] letliveagain [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What would happen if we had to pay for packages to access certain websites? Would the internet die.

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[–] oedipusaurus_rex 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Honestly, the meshnet would probably happen, but we'd have to do without for a few years while it was created. There are a couple of instances of meshnets. They usually spring up during large protests when governments shut down access to the internet. Basically people will use their cellphones as routers and link them all up to create a completely decentralized network. The same can be done with wireless routers and computers. Basically it's the same thing as the internet, only the ISPs are cut out, and there are not any central nodes. It makes it very resilient to attacks, and since there are not central nodes it is almost impossible to monitor all internet traffic the way that alphabet agencies do now.

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[–] Possibly_a_Carrot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No. ISP's typically couldn't care less what sites you visit unless it could somehow come back on them. It's about profits, plain and simple. Big companies will pay ISP's big money to have their traffic put as priority.