FCC removes pricing caps for ISPs even in counties where there is only one ISP

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  1. Fanu

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    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...in-court/?mc_cid=fd6e6566fd&mc_eid=ac30b8596a



    less government regulation is a good thing right? Well I guess it would be if companies COULD NOT lobby politicians and have it their own way (FCC chairman Ajit Pai even worked as a lawyer for Verizon..)

    US internet is about to get a lot worse - higher prices + data caps + bullshit overcharges + shit coverage + shit internet speeds/connection

    all that comes with market deregulation > you have 3-4 major ISPs that run oligopoly and dont traverse on each others territories


    killing all regulation is retarded - and public services should be heavily regulated to avoid shit like this (you can get 10x cheaper and faster internet connection in shit hole Romania)
     
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    Yeah, if we could avoid ending up doing this kind of thing, that would be great...

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    Sorry, you have zero post reading credits remaining. The content of this post has been hidden. You will receive 18 post reading credits in 18h 21m 30s, or you can purchase additional credits at the Comcast Store.
     
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    I didn't know if there were caps in place. Definitely sucks where I'm at cause we pretty much have one option. There's a second but I think it's a different type like a hot spot of something. I've been considering just cutting my internet bill altogether. It's $105 and I likely have enough data on my photo plan to not actually need it. I guess I'd loose streaming like hbo, Netflix and UFC but it's been slow lately with them.
     
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    There's no way the internet becomes packaged deals like that. Something is very very fucked with our system if it somehow came to that.

    The biggest negative I can see outside of costs rising is preferred speeds to different sites. I don't know how I feel about that.
     
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    Very disappointing. I had to deal with data caps for a short amount of time and hated it.
     
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    The other problem is neither party has been interested in antitrust when it comes to multiples industries. Too big to fail only exists when they have too large a business that would significantly hurt the economy. Also, it hurts the consumer when unofficial price fixing goes into effect. If we split AT&T back in the day, how the hell does Comcast stay together?
     
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    Fuck republicans
     
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    some towns have 1 grocery store, 1 gas station, 1 hospital, for miles you moronic socialist.
     
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    This is how the government help corporations take more money from those who have the least to afford. Trump ran as a populist right?
     
  11. Fanu

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    your point being ?

    either way, your post should be reported because it brings nothing to the discussion
    damn trolls/morons
     
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    Murkans love monopolies while paying lip service to 'true capitalism'
     
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    105/month? Holy crap. What kind of connection do you get for that? I can get a 500/500 fiber for 70$.
     
  14. Fanu

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    I get unlimited 200/100 fiber (T-Com) for $26 here in Croatia (you can get 120/15 unlimited cable for few bucks less with Vodafone).. I find it fascinating that the most developed country in the world (USA), on average, has one of the slowest internet access in the world
     
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    Many if not most European countries have no real net-neutrality whatsoever since many ISPs utilize bandwidth throttling when the consumer uses specific services.
    An EU guideline for net neutrality was implemented in Romania mid-2016 and their ISP market is/was pretty unregulated for a long time. Did internet in Romania get significantly faster and cheaper in late 2016 and early 2017?
     
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    definitely not cheaper in W-Europe but as far as i know, there's no website restrictions.
     
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    Why wouldnt it? Thats basically how cable works, and most ISPs are cable companies
     
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    It's not premium type internet or anything. Pretty sure it's just the standard plan they offer. They do a two year deal where it's lower the first year then they jack it up 20-30 the second year. It's complete BS too cause I called two years in a row to cancel when they went to up it and they decided to keep it at the lower amount for me. This year, they finally didn't budge so I might just cancel for three months, save 300 and get back to the promotional 70 price again.

    Internet is the only thing I pay for each month that I can't justify the price in paying but every time I research, I can't find a better option.
     
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    Great job, Republicans.
    Put the screws on and keep tightening
     

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