Net Neutrality Explained

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  1. Scott Greczkowski

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    Since this is the IPTV Programming forum, I felt this would be a great place to share this gem.



    Let the FCC know what you think. http://www.fcc.gov/openinternet
     
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  2. Scott Greczkowski

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    I feel this one is important so I made it a sticky.

    The video (while a little long winded) explains in plain language what net Neutrality is and why you should be concerned about it.
     
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    Here is my letter to the FCC.

    Dear FCC,
    I'm Scott Greczkowski and I live in Newington, CT.

    Net neutrality, the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their networks equally, is important to me because without it ISPs could have too much power to determine my Internet experience by providing better access to some services but not others.
    A pay-­to-play Internet worries me because ISPs could act as the gatekeepers to their subscribers.
    I run a small but popular website, it is hosted at a major data center in Lansing, MI. As this data center I pay to have my servers located in a rack, to have power and to be connected to the internet. I also pay the data center for all the bandwidth my servers use. If my website gets a lot of traffic I pay more for my bandwidth, in other words I pay for what I use.

    In addition the people who visit my website all subscribe to an ISP to order to access my website, these people are paying for the bandwidth they use to their ISP in their monthly bills.

    Now lets say my website gets really popular, and a company like Comcast notices that a lot of their Internet Customers are visiting my website. They come to me and say, "Hey we noticed a lot of our customers are visiting your website. And because of this we think you should pay us for carrying your traffic and if you dont then we will throttle our customers connection to your website slowing them down."

    What kind of crap is that?

    I pay for my bandwith to my ISP for my website and the person at home who accesses my website pay their ISP for the bandwidth they use. Why should the users ISP want me to pay them pass along my websites traffic when I already paid my ISP for that traffic and the customer has pad that ISP to be able to access the internet?

    If I lived on a public street and you lived on the other end of that street and Comcast lived in the middle of the street, would Comcast have a right to put up a toll booth in the middle of the public street and charge me a toll just so I could go visit you?

    I think not.

    Sincerely,

    Scott Greczkowski
     
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    Scott, did you use the EFF tool I posted above? If so, how did you get past the requirement for a full name and street address which is going up on the FCC website tomorrow? :eek: I see your street address didn't show in your copy above.
     
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    Simple I just didnt paste in my address here. :D
     
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    But... :confused: Having your full address not appear on Satelliteguys doesn't mean it won't be up on the FCC website tomorrow.
     
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    Thats ok... the FCC comments site is not index by Google like SatelliteGuys is. :)

    Feel free to post your personal information here though. :D
     
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    Well, this sucks. For the email comments address, the FCC website says this:

    Hell and damnation. I really want to submit a comment. And I don't care if the FCC knows who and where I am. But I sure as heck don't want to put my full name and address on the FCC website for everyone to see and harvest. [​IMG]
     
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    So make up an address...

    Here you go... (let see if people catch this one...)

    When you post your message your address is as follows:

    The Krell
    1060 West Addison Street
    Chicago, IL 60613'

    There you now have an address. :D
     
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    OK, I did so, using my full everything, but merely changing my street name to Pleasant Valley Rd, which exists elsewhere in my county, but not in my city. And now, when I go to submit the form via the EFF tool, it says,

    What gives?

    OK, now it went through. Maybe the EFF website is being hammered.
     
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    Sounds like they were rebooting something. :) It worked for me when I did it earlier...

    Although just got a note that the FCC approved plan which allows paid priority by ISP's. :(
     
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    I just usually put a work location as the address and phone number.
     
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    I want to see if anyone guesses the address I posted and what movie it was from. ;)
     
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    The FCC voted 3-2 to allow toll lanes (not final yet) on the internet.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-usa-internet-neutrality-20140513,0,1883487.story
     
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    Given that it is the address of Wrigley Field, it may have appeared in many movies.
     
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    It is interesting to see a partisan vote come down to the Democrats voting in favor of giant business.
     
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    Aren't the courts just going to rule again that the FCC doesn't have authority to do this?
     
  19. Scott Greczkowski

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    Well you got the place right...

    Its a place these guys told the DMV was their address...

    Very good, very funny, lots of car crashes movie filmed in Chicago. :D
     
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    blues brothers?
     

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