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Re: Wait - huh?
said by Skippy25:lol you dont seem capable of thinking past the immediate effects of NN. i have not been talking about those, but of the unintended consequences that statists refuse to acknowledge. when you introduce market-distorting legislation there will be many unintended outcomes. in this case, i believe it will hurt many consumers who would have been able to pay less for one service or to utilize it more than another. When you let statists create laws, it hurts everybody, period. when you limit the choices a business can make, you limit how they can make money, shed costs, expand services/products, or lower prices. that is exactly what NN would do: restrict the abilities of internet-based companies to respond and adapt to market changes. this deters innovation, which hurts consumers.
I has nothing to with fairness from the consumer perspective so stop trying to ride that horse. Again, your reply shows you have no clue what NN is actually about so I am done with you.
One last thing and hopefully this will make it clear to you based on the stupidity of your very last sentence. The entire point of NN is that no one gets "hurt" while some people get "helped" because both of them have the exact same fair opportunity to get the service they want without having any loopholes or hoops to jump through. The entire fact that you even mention one group is helped while the other is hurt shows the exact reason why NN is needed and that you dont understand it.
So learn what NN is and then maybe you can try your hand at another discussion some time as I am done with you and your lack of knowledge concerning this one.
i bet youre also one that believes broadband, housing, and health insurance (not health care, but insurance) is a right.
Your an idiot in saying that not having an open internet will hurt consumers from getting products/services they want when it will do 100% the opposite.
Spin it how you will, but if an ISP is forced to deliver every packet without discrimination then their entire user base is able to get (to their satisfaction) every products/services they want. You claiming anything else is shear silliness from every possible angle you can come from.
And so there is no confusion, discrimination of packets includes, but is not limited to:
Prioritizing based on partnerships
Placing arbitrary caps on service
Working around caps based on partnerships
In everyone of those cases I have listed, there are losers and winners when the ISP implements them. This goes toward both the consumers and the businesses they choose to favor or turn away.