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May 01, 2017, 11:15:41 AM
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I think that in this hypothetical hyper-monetised world of greedy ISPs who suck you dry, there would be a large market for the kind of ISP we have today. To me, it seems to be the same thing as with VPNs, where they profit from customers' dissatisfaction with their ISPs. I don't believe every ISP would somehow jack up their prices, as they are companies in competition with one another. If a group of ISPs raised their prices, another one would see an opportunity as a value proposition to the customer and lower theirs. Subsequently, if one company started offering the "extra benefits" of browsing Youtube, Facebook etc. for free, others would be forced to do the same, as demonstrated by Verizon offering far more attractive deals once Google Fiber was launched. (Correct me if I'm wrong here, I don't live in the US.)
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May 01, 2017, 02:07:12 PM
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... (Correct me if I'm wrong here, I don't live in the US.)

I think you are correct in theory. However we have a very corrupt system compared to say Europe. If market forces were at work in the market now we would have $10/month 100GB service. We would pay $5/month for cable and our cell service would be $20, like in most of the rest of the world. But in America decades of influence and money have created an idiosyncratic and expensive system that is the laughing stock of my friends abroad. The same thing can be seen in pharmaceuticals. We pay twice what the rest of the world pays.  

And I'm supposed to believe what ISPs and Cable providers say? After literally 30+ years of bullshit, consolidation, and underhanded dealing?  America, you are about to get fooled a second time. That is a shame on you not them. If we go along with it, we don't deserve freedom.

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May 07, 2017, 04:24:54 AM
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... (Correct me if I'm wrong here, I don't live in the US.)

I think you are correct in theory. However we have a very corrupt system compared to say Europe. If market forces were at work in the market now we would have $10/month 100GB service. We would pay $5/month for cable and our cell service would be $20, like in most of the rest of the world. But in America decades of influence and money have created an idiosyncratic and expensive system that is the laughing stock of my friends abroad. The same thing can be seen in pharmaceuticals. We pay twice what the rest of the world pays.  

And I'm supposed to believe what ISPs and Cable providers say? After literally 30+ years of bullshit, consolidation, and underhanded dealing?  America, you are about to get fooled a second time. That is a shame on you not them. If we go along with it, we don't deserve freedom.

Isps can kiss my ass if they try that shit.... Half of the working class and lower waged people in America would riot... ISPs would be committing suicide by MOB.. government overthrough utter chaos would insue the citizens of America are already at the point where being taken advantage of is going to make heads start rolling. Keep in mind guns are still extremely easy to get by everyday us citizens. Lmao I do not think that ISPs are stupid enough to follow through with this kind of censorship.
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May 07, 2017, 04:48:38 AM
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... (Correct me if I'm wrong here, I don't live in the US.)

I think you are correct in theory. However we have a very corrupt system compared to say Europe. If market forces were at work in the market now we would have $10/month 100GB service. We would pay $5/month for cable and our cell service would be $20, like in most of the rest of the world. But in America decades of influence and money have created an idiosyncratic and expensive system that is the laughing stock of my friends abroad. The same thing can be seen in pharmaceuticals. We pay twice what the rest of the world pays.  

And I'm supposed to believe what ISPs and Cable providers say? After literally 30+ years of bullshit, consolidation, and underhanded dealing?  America, you are about to get fooled a second time. That is a shame on you not them. If we go along with it, we don't deserve freedom.

Isps can kiss my ass if they try that shit....

Half of the working class and lower waged people in America would riot... ISPs would be committing suicide by MOB.. government overthrough utter chaos would insue the citizens of America are already at the point where being taken advantage of is going to make heads start rolling. Keep in mind guns are still extremely easy to get by everyday us citizens. Lmao I do not think that ISPs are stupid enough to follow through with this kind of censorship.
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