T3H Official Net Neutrality Thread and Poll

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Net Neutrality?

Yes! Power to the people! Information wants to be free! We are legion!
4
33%
Yes, but not like those maniacs in the first option. Just a good idea.
1
8%
What the fuck is net neutrality anyway?
1
8%
Whatever, as long as I can still get to Facebook and Hulu and Amazon and such.
1
8%
Whatever, as long as I can still find free porn.
1
8%
No, it sounds good but...
1
8%
No! Keep your gubmint hands off! You want the internet to be like the VA!!
1
8%
On Planet X, Net Neuters YOU!!!!
2
17%
 
Total votes: 12

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Re: T3H Official Net Neutrality Thread and Poll

Post by Witness » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:28 am

Just saw that the Swiss passed last month a Net Neutrality law:
Abs. 1) Die Anbieterinnen von Zugang zum Internet übertragen Informationen, ohne dabei zwischen Sendern, Empfängern, Inhalten, Diensten, Diensteklassen, Protokollen, Anwendungen, Programmen oder Endgeräten technisch oder wirtschaftlich zu unterscheiden.
https://www.digitale-gesellschaft.ch/20 ... geschafft/

Roughly translated:
"Par. 1 The ISPs transmit data, without distinguishing between emitters, receivers, contents, services, types of services, usages, softwares or terminal hardwares, be it technically or commercially."

There are two more commonsense paragraphs (lawful requests, network overload, security, other services like telephone, &c.).

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Re: T3H Official Net Neutrality Thread and Poll

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:41 am

If we gotta have net neutrality in the USA, it should be enforced by someone neutral.

Contract the Swiss to do it for us. Who is more neutral than the Swiss? :coolspecs:
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Post by Witness » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:00 am

↑ Made me laugh. :)

You can also have Swiss encrypted e-mail (with double pw): https://protonmail.com/

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Re: T3H Official Net Neutrality Thread and Poll

Post by gnome » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:49 am

Hey, my thread's back. And the results have morphed a bit.
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Re: T3H Official Net Neutrality Thread and Poll

Post by Witness » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:57 pm

House votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules

The House on Wednesday voted to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers from interfering with web traffic.

The bill passed by a 232-190 vote, mostly along party lines. Just one Republican, Rep. Bill Posey (Fla.), voted for the bill.

House Democrats pushed their measure, dubbed the Save the Internet Act, through the chamber in the face of opposition from conservative groups and Republican lawmakers, but the legislation will likely hit a wall in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Earlier this week the White House also came out in opposition with a threat to veto the bill if it makes it to President Trump’s desk.

The bill would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) party-line vote in 2017 to repeal the rules prohibiting broadband companies from blocking, throttling or prioritizing certain websites.
[…]
Republicans have resisted Democrats’ efforts to reinstate the rules over opposition to broadening the FCC’s oversight.

Republican lawmakers painted the Democrats’ effort as part of a “socialist agenda” with ominous warnings that setting rules for broadband providers would amount to burdensome government interference with the internet.

The GOP has introduced their own net neutrality bills that would implement prohibitions against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization. But the proposals have been nonstarters with Democrats and net neutrality advocates because they lack the enforcement mechanisms of the 2015 order, which designated broadband companies as common carriers and gave the FCC broad oversight powers.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4381 ... lity-rules


In other news, my ISP spontaneously upgraded me from 200 to 300 Mbps. 8)
(Of course there aren't that much servers willing to send you data at that speed.)