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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹
In 2007, Comcast began a covert program to prevent their customers from using BitTorrent by secretly resetting their connections to other users. In 2014, Comcast artificially reduced the speed of Netflix to its users until Netflix paid up. Comcast has ALREADY blocked & throttled.
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Skyler Ditchfield 24 Nov 17
Replying to @PandActivist @Thracks
Very debatable... weā€™ll see... the only way to regulate this is to add competition... companies have no fixed pricing so instead of charging per item they could already raise pricing as much as they want in non Competative environments
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
Settlement v. settlement-free peering isn't contentious. But it was, and still is, worrisome that Comcast (owner of NBC Universal) chose Netflix--a competing VOD service--as the bridge too far. Peering used to be professional courtesy. Now it's a revenue stream.
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SnowMew ā„ 24 Nov 17
Replying to @Thracks
Clearly their marketing team should talk to the rest of the company. šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚
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Skyler Ditchfield 24 Nov 17
Replying to @Thracks @PandActivist
Exactly right
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Skyler Ditchfield 24 Nov 17
Replying to @PandActivist @Thracks
Do you really think government regulation could fix that? They canā€™t find a needle in a haystack or even a pitch fork in a haystack. We need private industry to self regulate. Gov regulation has never fixed anything
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
Ah, yes, corporate "self-regulation" has worked so well for lending, housing, the environment, banking. It is not profitable to self-regulate, therefore it does not get done. It's an absolute fantasy.
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Skyler Ditchfield 24 Nov 17
Replying to @Thracks @PandActivist
Correct on those but thereā€™s a new movement of people that select corporations that do good. The balance of government and freemarket regulation is one I donā€™t have the answer to but I lean to less government
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
And I find that to be highly problematic, since I already pay my ISP, and Netflix already pays theirs. The double-dipping sets a nasty precedent.
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Savvy_Mom 24 Nov 17
Replying to @Thracks
I'm sure ATT does it too. They just haven't been caught yet.
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
Replying to @oSavvy_One
They were caught, in 2005.
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
I remember Baby Bells. I also remember that those Regional Bell Operating Companies were allowed to re-merge after 1996. Now we're back into virtually the same situation.
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
I lean towards free market with sensible consumer protections that ensure profit-seeking doesn't exploit the citizenry. We have already seen every big ISP do exactly that.
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
Sensible policy would provide for a tiered solution based on customer count or revenue, as an example. But regulatory capture at the FCC has virtually guaranteed that consumers and SMBs will lose to wealthy C Corps. This is not a failure of gov't, but a failure of Citizens United
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
And in case my leap to Citizens United is not clear: elections cost money, corporations have the most money, and the goal of outsized donors will resultingly dominate the policies that come from the elected--likely to the detriment of the People. Re: Ajit Pai, spectrum sales, etc
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
Replying to @SnowMewDraws
I also play Frost Mage! Hi!
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Kiladre/Steve 24 Nov 17
Replying to @Thracks @TheMilesLuna
Also whatā€™s the point of having a bandwidth cap if not to throttle and charge more per month. They think 1TB is good...maybe for now it is...but once 4K streaming really takes off...thatā€™s another story
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Robert HallockšŸŒ¹ 24 Nov 17
Replying to @kiladre @TheMilesLuna
Or: "we prooooomise to treat all data equally... Wait! No what are you doing! DON'T MAKE THAT A LAW! REEEEEEE"
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Rocky Bandit Lira 24 Nov 17
Replying to @Thracks
Fine and well until Netflix users suck a majority of available bandwidth and everyone else canā€™t access basic Internet services. Then what? Most people donā€™t understand how the Internet works including how itā€™s funded.
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Jon Roelofs 24 Nov 17
say youā€™ve observed a bittorrent packet. tell me how youā€™re going to determine whether that packet is illegal.
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