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

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I want to see this blow up in the face of its supporters SO bad.
It wouldn’t even be that unlikely, either.

—Patrick
 
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Some of the tech sites I follow have basically been running <Jackie_Chan_Meme.jpg> levels of incredulity about this, since the FTC’s attitude is basically, “The Free Market will fix itself” while knowing damn well that the capital outlay required to compete is basically beyond anyone who isn’t doing it already.

—Patrick
 

GasBandit

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As a libertarian, let me just be on record saying that the free market doesn't fix geographic monopolies, internet access is de facto infrastructure, and ISPs should be classified as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.
 
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I know we talked about this at least once before in October, but maybe the idea is finally getting some traction and getting across to people now that actual tech folks are saying the same thing.

Ironically, Too Many Video Streaming Choices May Drive Users Back To Piracy -- Ya think?
Also, bonus points for using "ironically" correctly. So meta!

...buuuut maybe the people involved will still ignore it because they can't see through the dollar signs blocking their vision. Maybe.

--Patrick
 
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