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About Preston Clive's Title II Data Forecast

I subscribe here so why not put up some post, right?

I think the Title II reclassify of the web is an interesting issue and more people should learn about this. I was just on the NYTimes and read two back to back comments that I wanta share. They say it better than me, I'm just an old guy and not a writer.

First this guy Mike:

Mike

Urbana, IL 22 minutes ago

The only difference between the internet and traditional utilities is that it mostly doesn't deliver its services on copper wire, except for that "last mile". The internet is the fundamental backbone of modern telecommunications and should be regulated as such. I applaud President Obama for showing leadership on this issue and Chairman Wheeler for taking a "neutral" look at the facts and coming down on the side of real net neutrality. It's good to see this result, instead of the fig leaf faux "net neutrality" of happy noises from the Republicans with no teeth that would not serve the public interest so much as distract from the very real issues at hand.

This decision is a major first step in affordably bringing the benefits of internet service to virtually every American. As it stands, the chimera of deregulation that serves as present policy has brought Americans some of the slowest and most expensive internet service in the world. It's ridiculous, given the concept was originally invented and paid for by our government with our tax money. The internet is a legacy in common for all of us. In a society that attempts to monetize everything, often to the detriment of the public, such a vital resource needs to be treated as the indispensable utility it is.

Then this guy Davd from Rochester:

David Jones

Rochester, NY 23 minutes ago

Yet again the call goes out to "Save the Internet". I suppose you have to have a slogan that people will believe in. Never mind that the "network of networks" has not existed for a while now. Never mind that when you "go on the Internet" you send things to your service provider, who sends them across private data lines to the destination provider who sends them to the final receiver, and the reverse for when you download or stream data. Netflix and other services don't sit out there in splendid isolation, any more than Amazon does. They sit as close as possible to the main service providers and communicate with them over the fastest lines they can manage. Providers like Comcast, like most commercial operations, want to realize the most profit they can and try to charge the high volume streamers a premium.

And the streamers don't want to pay, so they call for "neutrality". Which is where we are.

Public utility? Maybe. More likely we'll get the profit margins of the main providers locked in with no guarantee of decent service. Just like the phone companies.