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  •  no I'm talking common carrier designation (0+ / 0-)

    if the FCC issued that there would be a fight all the way to SCOTUS and likely it would only be enacted if it won there. Which would likely be a minimum of 5 years from now.

    Speaking personally I'd rather the FCC try this and see what happens than do that.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 02:34:53 PM PDT

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    •  I know you are. (0+ / 0-)

      I am too.  And Comcast won't be putting in place any new rules (or network expansion buildouts, to be fair) until that question gets decided.  Too much risk of investment that can be lost by a court decision, and having the appeals process start is a surefire way to ripen that risk.

      Everyday Magic

      Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
      -- Clarke's Third Law

      by The Technomancer on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 02:44:31 PM PDT

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      •  exactly which is why (1+ / 0-)
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        even though I ultimately think common carrier will have to be the choice we should explore other less dramatic options first.

        Der Weg ist das Ziel

        by duhban on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 02:50:15 PM PDT

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        •  The less dramatic option is what we have now. (0+ / 0-)

          It's treat 1s and 0s from legitimate services the same (I'd be against any net neutrality reg that said my ISP couldn't filter spam for me, per se).  Without that, you have to have common carrier so that if my ISP does some stupid crap like throttle Netflix, I can leave them for the ISP that doesn't pull those stunts.

          I'm not aware of a middle ground between those two.

          Everyday Magic

          Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
          -- Clarke's Third Law

          by The Technomancer on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 02:55:20 PM PDT

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          •  the middle ground is what is happening now (0+ / 0-)

            where in asymmetrical upstream providers are being asked to  pay for the difference.

            Der Weg ist das Ziel

            by duhban on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 03:03:49 PM PDT

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