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I agree with all of that, but see, most people don't have the luxury of choice. In the major city I'm near, it's Comcast up to 100MB or ... I guess there's AT&T DSL at 1/10th the speed, or radio wireless for 1/30th the speed, or LTE cellular for 1/2 the speed and data caps.Quizzical said:
I'm more open to regulations to ensure a properly competitive market than to regulations that try to grant someone (whether a government or a private corporation) an artificial monopoly and then try to get them to behave. Cellular already has a suitably competitive market in most of the United States, though some places could really use more competition in wired ISPs. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to switch from Comcast to Verizon where I live--and the threat of switching helps to keep both ISPs in line.
You are assuming that time is free. Which it is probably the most expensive part of making any game.Dauzqul said:MMOs aren't that expensive to make. With engines such as Unity / Unreal Engine and their Marketplaces, you can build a full-blown MMO for less than $1,000. It will, however, require a TON of time.
It really depends on local municipalities.Torval said:Do you have proof of your claim that it stifles new competition? Because I have gigabit fiber to the house (no last mile copper) from our local county ISP, Douglas Fastnet (DFN).Horusra said:linadragon said:Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh quite false so stop spewing nonsense. All Net Neutrality requires is treating all data of a single kind the same way. This does not cost "too much up front" nor does Title II regulations. You are literally buying into shit the ISPs are saying hook line and sinker and you don't seem to grasp that the reason it is expensive has nothing to do with regulation from the federal government under title II or title I and everything to do with local permits, costs to run fiber, equipment costs etc and that's a lot of what it is. Title II won't help bring down costs, title I won't help bring down costs, a full repeal won't help bring down costs, nor will deregulation at the federal level bring down costs.Horusra said:Net Neutrality does everything to stifle new competition because the new companies can not offer what Net Neutrality requires them to offer cause it costs too much upfront.
You are in this mindset that treating video packets all the same, treating game packets all the same, treating website packets all the same and applying proper QoS is somehow costing an ISP more. They've been doing this shit forever and it's basically more costly to not follow along with "doing nothing" as you need to start developing systems to prioritize specific traffic from a specific source a certain way or not and that would actually drive up costs. There isn't "increased costs" with net neutrality or title II at all actually Title II isn't costing isps more, it isn't lowering investments, and it isn't making it harder for new isps like fixed wireless Wisps to enter the market despite what some of the larger isps and consortium of isps/industry shills will say about it.
These regulations hurt absolutely no one other than squashing a new way isps wanted to make money off webservices that they themselves are not hosting.
Like your propaganda you are spewing is truth. For a new company they have to be able to keep up the speeds to everyone. Take your crap and peddle it to the noob masses.
Under net neutrality that flourished. Our previous options were CenturyLink DSL capped at 10Mbps bundled with a phone package (required) for about $120/mo. Satellite, or Verizon hotspot (expensive with low data caps). Gigabit fiber is $90/mo, but they offer other packages and services including DSL and wireless internet starting at $40. In my locale, that is a good price.
Net neutrality hasn't stifled that growth. In that ecosystem I had good internet, finally at a reasonable price. Now we're rocking the boat to throw yet another bone to the big telecoms. The internet is an essential service in a modern society. We should be making small thoughtful changes to a flawed system not ripping it all out with no replacement because some baboons want to reform systems in their interest. It works now and it's not broken.