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  • perpetuallyphil 7:08 am on September 22, 2009 Permalink |
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    fcc plans net neutrality 

    this is freaking some people out in the internet world, but it seems like a good thing to me?

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2009-09-19-internet-rules-fcc_N.htm

    its a far cry form my idyllic anarchist world, but apparently we are not evolved enough to leave out regulating some seedy greedy mo fo’s…. i am all for keeping the big companies out of controlling the weblines and turning the interweb into cable television 2.0

    most of the opposition to the new regulation is AT&T, comcast and other giants while most small businesses and silicon start-ups love the idea. that –to me– speaks volumes.

     
    • deadindenver 10:49 am on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      with some window dressing and nail polish i say great just great

    • desaparecido76 2:24 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      I think one of the problems is that it could make ISP’s charge per megabyte. If AT&T pipes aren’t big enough to let you skype on 3g and they are required too, then they will just put a limit on how much internet you have a month.

      does that make sense?

    • perpetuallyphil 5:43 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink

      ^ it totally makes sense and could happen desaparecido. if high bandwidth users had to pay more, that might enable the companies to re-invest money to improve the lines and let them hold more overall capacity later. without this regulation, the companies are just limiting apps and access, with the regulation they will most likely be forced to upgrade the networks, a boon to us all….

  • perpetuallyphil 5:18 pm on October 15, 2008 Permalink |
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    free internet 

    the FCC is partnering with a new startup company that claims to be able to bring free wireless internet to 95% of the US populaiton within 10 years. free access to broadband speed infomation would surely enable millions to take part in the magic that is information sharing and take some of the power out of the hands of the goliath service providers.

    full story

     
    • perpetuallyphil 5:21 pm on October 15, 2008 Permalink

      if they really wanted to tho, this could be done in a few months not 10 years…..

    • deadindenver 5:50 pm on October 15, 2008 Permalink

      it would be nice if we could use the over-abundance of technology we have created for growing the human spirit and intelligence rather than exploiting it

    • homad 3:01 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink

      like using brain chips to constantly release dmt through the pineal gland ? haha, j/k …or am I

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