Net Neutrality

I would like to know the opinion of my Fellow Whigs on the topic of Net Neutrality. As of now, the FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, plans on voting to strike down Article II that was passed by the past FCC chairman 2 1/2 years ago to solidify the policy of Net Neutrality. After spending some time on it, I am myself cannot seem to fully understand the issue in its entirety, but I do strongly support one side of the argument and cannot understand the other. Yet, I wish to know what stance should the party take. Is Net Neutrality for the Common Good?


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  • jules rensch
    commented 2018-01-27 20:23:00 -0600
    try this link Jules sorryBurger king just explained the repeal of net neutrality in this Utube presentation

    https://motherboard.vice.com/e n_us/article/a3nmze/burger-kin g-net-neutrality-ad

    Burger king just explained the repeal of net neutrality in this Utube presentation

    https://motherboard.vice.com/e n_us/article/a3nmze/burger-kin g-net-neutrality-ad
  • jules rensch
    commented 2018-01-27 20:21:18 -0600
    here is a pretty good explanation of the whole business pertaining to "Net Neutrality…this from Burger King…enjoy, Observer Jules
    Burger king just explained the repeal of net neutrality in this youtube presentation

    https://motherboard.vice.com/e n_us/article/a3nmze/burger-kin g-net-neutrality-ad
  • jules rensch
    tagged this with good 2018-01-27 20:21:16 -0600
  • Christopher Dawson
    commented 2017-12-19 22:25:28 -0600
    Net Neutrality is like an internet freeway system.
    Without it, the internet is like a tollway – or a freeway with toll lanes.

    ISPs want to control how people receive their content like cable. ISPs want to deliver it in a package they think you should have. You want more, you pay more. If they don’t like the content, or don’t reach a deal with a content provider, you don’t get a choice. If a competitor wants to provide something to you and the ISP doesn’t like it, you don’t get it. They can throttle your download speed, restrict websites, etc…They are already on the record having done this and the FCC has fought them in the past.

    ISPs have been pushing this for years and it was a matter of time until the gov’t gave in or was bought. The gov’t made it confusing on purpose, as they are wont to do on occasion – but it’s also the fault of users for not educating themselves. But hey! The ISPs said they wouldn’t do anything nefarious, so we can trust that nothing nefarious will happen. /s
  • Christopher Dawson
    tagged this with important 2017-12-19 22:25:27 -0600
  • Theodore Theopolos
    commented 2017-12-02 06:55:07 -0600
    That’s what my research (if you can call it that) led me to conclude. The more I thought about the more I can understand why for this push to cut down Article II. My reasoning comes from the fact that as many Americans cut their cords on cable packages for internet subscriptions (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.), telco companies would attempt to replicate cable packages to the internet to maintain revenue. I also concluded like you on how it will hurt small businesses. If they need to fork over money like they want big websites to do in order to be in the “High-speed lane”, then that’s less investment into their business. I even surmised that small businesses would attempt to conduct their business on their Facebook and Paypal accounts instead since they will/can pay the fee. Websites are an important part of a business regardless of size, and the absence of net neutrality makes me uneasy about how this is good for the economy among other aspects.
  • Marceline Tekelly
    commented 2017-12-01 01:09:39 -0600
    Ending Net Neutrality would allow major Internet service providers essentially have an unchecked monopoly over service. You’ll be paying for high speed access to websites like you pay for cable packages. Any sites that wouldn’t be able to pay off what would essentially be a ISP cartel would be out of luck because their speeds would be completely nonexistent. Websites for small businesses or smaller online stores would pry cease to exist. The link provided shows you an idea of what a Net Neutrality free world would look like.
    https://postimg.org/image/i179gzhyj/
  • Theodore Theopolos
    published this page in Whig Forums 2017-11-24 16:04:29 -0600