Re: FCC votes to remove protections for the open Internet in the USA.
- Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:03:02 -0800
- From: The Real Bev <bashley101+moz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: FCC votes to remove protections for the open Internet in the USA.
On 12/16/2017 05:21 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 12/16/17 12:02 AM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 12/15/2017 05:28 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 12/15/17 9:41 AM, Ron Hunter wrote:
On 12/15/2017 8:30 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 12/15/17 9:22 AM, Ed Mullen wrote:
On 12/15/2017 at 2:41 AM, Ron Hunter created this epitome of digital
On 12/14/2017 2:19 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
Get ready to pay more to access some content and services.
So, things revert to how they were before 2015. Was it so bad then?
Much ado about nothing.
Are you sure about that?
Your ISP isn't going to throttle your connections to certain sites
like Comcast did with Netflix, and who knows what else the providers
have in mind.
We have noticed you get over 100 emails a day. This puts a strain on
our servers, so to provide you with the best possible service, we will
be charging you ten cents an email for each email over 50 that you
This charge will be automatically be added to your monthly bill.
Thanks for being a customer.
You don't believe in paying for services received? Why should I pay the
same for sending maybe 10 emails a month, which you send 100 a day? And
what business is it of government to take a hand in this?
You want 100mbps, you pay more. You want to stream movies, pay more for
the bandwidth. Supply and demand at work. What you mean is that you
want others to pay for your fun.
By the way Ron, I am paying for Internet and Voice services. Just
switched from paying Verizon $163 a month, to paying Comcast $66 a month
for a one year promotional Internet and Voice plan, which the goes up to
$106 when the promotional period is over.
I don't recall anything in Net Neutrality, that will provide me with
those services at taxpayers expense. I do want to continue getting what
I have access to now at the same cost.
Consider getting an Ooma device for VOIP. We've had ours for several
years and are super happy with it. What will Comcast charge for
The last time I got the offer in snail mail, the promotional offer for
Internet only was $29.99. Then there is an additional $10 a month for
the modem/router rental plus taxes and fees. So maybe $45 a month.
Charter's regular price, including modem, is $65/month.
The Ooma was maybe $90 at Costco and charges ~$4/month for the taxes
imposed by our various governments. It provides the usual modern
telephone features, and they (or at least they did several years ago)
give you their premium services free for the first year; we decided we
didn't need them.
Later on we bought a Sentry 2 device (~$50) which prevents robocalls and
a wide range of telemarketers from even ringing through and requires
others to press 0 to probe they're not telemarketers. If the bastards
lie you can yell at them and then mark BLOCK. Your friends and other
respectable callers only have to press 0 once -- from then on they're
whitelisted. We used to get maybe a dozen telemarketers/robocalls a
day. Now one or two lying bastards per month.
A friend with normal phone service gets a telemarketer call perhaps
every half hour; they have to listen to make sure it's not a GOOD
person. They refuse to follow our suggestions. I conclude that all
the ringing has driven them mad :-(
While you can't fool all the people all the time, you can fool
enough of them most of the time to make the rest impotent.
-- Anonymous Democrat
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