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

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  1. Fanu Brown Belt

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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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    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?
     
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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$.
     
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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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