Net Neutrality, what can we do?

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  1. danielrbischoff

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    I've been a comcast subscriber for a long time now and don't really have any other options in my area. What ISP do you use? What kind of pressure can we put on providers to maintain a free and open internet?

    General Net Neutrality thread. To get us started here's some uplifting news about Al Franken trying to kill the merger between TWC and my ISP, Comcast:
    http://bgr.com/2014/05/07/senator-frank ... -campaign/

    An excerpt. So much logic:
     
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  2. danielrbischoff

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    Make Ugh a moderator. Once we upload Ugh to the cloud, ISPs everywhere will finally listen to our demands...or switch us back to dial up
     
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    Agreed, Ugh is the answer to everything, did you know, his urine actually whitens teeth, 4 out 5 Dentists agree.
     
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  5. madster111

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    Australia technically has several ISPs.
    Telstra owns all the lines, so it doesn't matter for shit. Only reason we don't get 100% screwed (only 80%) is because the aus govt is downright scary to large businesses, often outright threatening to nationalize they bitch ass.

    Then again, considering telstra are one of the few ISPs that actually are net neutral combined with offering dynamic IPs, it's not so bad.
     
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  6. Eyebrowsbv31

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    We can do nothing, because there is nothing we can do.

    Only hope is that the pro-NN crowd makes bigger campaign contributions than the cable companies. That's about it.
     
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  7. Master_Craig

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    ^ Yeah pretty much.

    Phone lines at our place are connected to Telstra but our Internet service provider is "TPG".

    The NBN (National Broadband Network) is rolling out across Australia and apparently TPG has good NBN plans so... we'll probably roll with that soon?
     
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  8. WickedLiquid

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    Unfortunately there is nothing we can do.

    [​IMG]

    Unless you want to lose the internet altogether............
     
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