The Internet will never satisfy its lust for Net Neutrality and Bandwidth

GasBandit

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Google Fiber’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s nightmare come to life. Basically it says that if ISPs are classified as Title 2 carriers, Google Fiber will get access to utility poles (something they lack now), and thus be able to spread to more places much faster. Screw you, cable companies, you brought this on yourselves.
 

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Google Fiber’s latest FCC filing is Comcast’s nightmare come to life. Basically it says that if ISPs are classified as Title 2 carriers, Google Fiber will get access to utility poles (something they lack now), and thus be able to spread to more places much faster. Screw you, cable companies, you brought this on yourselves.
Just to clarify, it's not just poles, but other infastructure as well. Hopefully this includes underground as well as above. Just one more reason that internet should be classified as a utility, which it is at this point.

Sadly, this may not make a difference to apartment dwellers, but one can hope.
 

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I have been a big fan of my local cable company and have phones/cable/internet through them. If this happens and we can get Google Fiber, I will dump them like a bad dream. I'll get VOIP and stream TV. My only issue will be sporting events. It's impossible to get NFL games without Direct TV or cable.
 
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It's good to know the 7 million my telephone provider got from the government to give me high speed Internet just last year was wasted. I'll no longer qualify as having high speed Internet. Money well spent.
 
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I have been a big fan of my local cable company and have phones/cable/internet through them. If this happens and we can get Google Fiber, I will dump them like a bad dream. I'll get VOIP and stream TV. My only issue will be sporting events. It's impossible to get NFL games without Direct TV or cable.
It'll become a lot easier to get NFL games when no network carries them any longer and it's "Stream it yourself or get lower ratings than chess competitions."

--Patrick
 
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I have been a big fan of my local cable company and have phones/cable/internet through them. If this happens and we can get Google Fiber, I will dump them like a bad dream. I'll get VOIP and stream TV. My only issue will be sporting events. It's impossible to get NFL games without Direct TV or cable.
You live in Omaha. Don't you have OTA stations? It's a whole lot flatter there, so you shouldn't need a 400' tower to get the nearest CBS or fox station like I do. :(
 
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Aww... I'm back to having narrow-band Internet because I'm too cheap to get a package that offers more than 12Mb/s.
 

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You guys lamenting you're "back to narrowband" are missing the point. The ISPs got federal money to get you guys broadband, but you don't have broadband. They just SAID you do so they could get the federal money. Your actual internet access is the same as it was, but now if the ISPs are going to want that federal money, they're gonna have to get you ACTUAL BROADBAND.
 
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if the ISPs are going to want that federal money, they're gonna have to get you ACTUAL BROADBAND.
Oh no, I totally get it. It's put up or shut up time. They either put up the broadband (as advertised) or else the gvt will shut up its subsidy wallet. :devil:

--Patrick
 

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Boy, I hope all this common sense good news isn't building us up for a massive whedon-whiplash vis a vis the official death of net neutrality.
 

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My workplace is no longer broadband, too. I get 50 down at home (but only like 4 up)... here at work we're 16 up 16 down.
 

GasBandit

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And that's exactly why this came about. The US lags behind europe in broadband so badly it's like they're not even running the same race. Let the ISPs squall like infants with their lollies taken away, they've been getting fat off sub-par service for decades now, and it's time to reap what they have sown.
 

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You guys lamenting you're "back to narrowband" are missing the point. The ISPs got federal money to get you guys broadband, but you don't have broadband. They just SAID you do so they could get the federal money. Your actual internet access is the same as it was, but now if the ISPs are going to want that federal money, they're gonna have to get you ACTUAL BROADBAND.
 
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