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An account with over 800 posts on a wide variety of topics is vanishingly unlikely to be a paid shill for a company trying to influence public perceptions. This isn't a situation of not knowing if it's the case here. It's a situation of knowing full well that it's definitely not the case and launching personal attacks anyway.Octagon7711 said:I don't know if this is the case here but large companies do hire agencies to employ people to post in forums to help influence public opinion. Very easy to find those companies on the internet looking to hire people to post in forums.Hulluck said:Really? That's a first. Slightly hilarious you just called me a fake account or even a FCC bot? I can't actually believe it. lmao! How did the internet ever survive or innovate prior to 2015. Rolls eyes.Albatroes said:Sounds like a response from one of the millions of fake accounts the news has been reporting that were submitted to the FCC because this decision had to be made public and accept open feedback before it was concluded.Hulluck said:Meh, Reddit got people riled up. Competition will keep balance for the most part in the U.S. people seem to ignore that. Example: In the past few years it's gone from Google going on about bringing their 1000Mbps lines to major cities then now various companies offering those lines. I don't live in some major city. There's 2 companies atm in my neighborhood that offer 1000Mbps lines. The kicker is At&t (wow) is the cheapest at ($80) beating the other company by $10. I don't really have a need for a line like that personally. I'm happy at 250Mbps up and down at $45 total, fees included. While a lot of rural area's may not see fiber for awhile it's definitely spreading. Heck my tablet and phone can't even take advantage of a 250 line. Usually topping out at around 100Mbps. S6 edge and some random tablet. Could be my router which is not the best but not junk either. Point being companies will have to be competitive to keep customers. If companies start doing stuff that people don't like they'll switch companies. If they all start doing it upsetting enough people I'm sure at that point something will be done. All the end of days stuff is way over the top.
Added: The doomsdayers atm are way over the top. Competition does work where you have plenty of choices! And if not which is a big if people will be all over ISP's who mess up. Then I'll worry about it. As of right now. Life goes on.
I'd submit that one of the most important considerations in any proposed regulations is what will it do to competition. If you've got multiple good ISP options where you live, then your ability to switch to a competitor will do more to push them to offer you better service than any regulations ever could.k61977 said:There are really only a handful of providers most of the country already. Comcast and Timewarner pretty much have 2/3 of the country on lockdown. They bought up most of the competition let them keep there name but all the money goes to them. Just try going into an area that either of those as the major provider for landline internet and get someone else if you don't live in a major city. So yeah there is already a huge monopoly in this country for this service.