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[–] blipblipbeep 4 points 1 points (+5|-4) ago 

I am from Australia were there is no real policies forcing NN although, we have many internet providers all scrambling to get peoples attention by providing the equivalent of NN to their customers.

America has providers that monopolize internet services across entire states and lobby congress to maintain that monopoly. American NN was in place to stop those few monopolizing providers from monopolizing further by doing things like blocking upstart/new providers from offering better deals to the customers of the monopolizing providers over their networks without paying a fee, and that is literally just the tip of the iceberg.

American mega providers like Comcast are driven by greed and have little to no care for their customer base, and now with the abolition of NN, they are free to care even less.

Have you ever heard the saying, 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend'? The reason internet sites(not providers) like Google, reddit, Netflix and many more, are pro NN is because without NN the providers can and will over time use their monopoly of providing internet to the people to extort monies from the sites so the sites can have access to the provider customers. Once again just the tip of the iceberg.

This is truly a sad yet mostly unrecognized day for the majority of internet users in America.

peace...

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[–] Charlez6 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why would you think that more regulation will fix the problems created by regulation?

The government must love people like you. No matter how badly they shaft you, you go back begging and pleading on your knees for them to save you.

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[–] blipblipbeep 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I can't make you more aware and intelligent mate, thats something you have to work on yourself.

all the best,

peace...

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[–] emtpayislow 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Net neutrality makes it harder for small isp's to compete with comcast.

I laugh when i see comcast market / monopoly. I pay 160 a month for 12mb speed. I have 2 choices, satellite or my isp. My isp is at least unlimited.

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[–] blipblipbeep 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hope you are not locked in mate. Aussie BB is an orignal outback provider that tries very hard to provide what they proclaim. As far as I can tell.

Metro user receiving 98%+ NBN that I pay for. No contract, only monthly obligations. Don't like it, move on.

All the best,

peace...

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

America has providers that monopolize internet services across entire states and lobby congress to maintain that monopoly.

That is not really true. The problem is not at the Congressional level. The problem is at the local level. Control over where companies can provide internet access is controlled by local boards that divide up territory. This is supposed to ensure all parts of town get access by giving companies some high income areas and some low income areas to balance things out, but the reality is that it ensures most people only have 1 decent provider. I have recently found that I have 3 available. Two of them have a 300GB limit per month and provide speeds of 10 or 50 Mb. One provides 500 Mb with no limit. In other parts of town the first two provide 100-500 Mb with those same limits while the no limit provider only has 10-25 Mb.