Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by freestoneangler, Nov 30, 2017.
I've never seen us all agree so much on something so important! Good for us. Good for Americans.
Good point Salmo.
Maybe someone should ask Al Gore for permission -he invented it after all.
I oppose any changes that result in higher costs and move folks off the internet and onto rivers!
Bottom line is, your provider will be able to throttle speeds on what they choose, and charge more for high speeds on whatever the hell they want, if this is rolled back. If you think this is a good thing, you need to do some serious personal reflection, and then maybe slap the hell out of yourself.
Fantastic. Government controlled health care works well up in the great white north. Probably could work great in the richest country in the world if people would drop the R's and D's crap long enough to think what is best for the people and country.
Businesses are in business to make money..period. We have a regulator in Canada that forced cable companies to provide more choice to consumers instead of the $60.00 and up cable package that many complained was excessive. The companies came up with "skinny/lite packages. I now pay $30.00 a month thanks to a government regulator instead of cutting the cord. That same regulator has forced mobile phone companies to unlock phones for free instead of charging $30.00 to $50.00. Point being businesses don't always have our best interests at heart they sometimes need nudging.
We have a form of net neutrality up north and that will probably be affected by your laws changing especially for those that watch Netflix or using large amounts of bandwidth. I don't watch Netflix or download much so it won't affect me much, but I do hate to see corporate greed and bullying prevail.
Fabulous, very happy for you and yours. Please keep it up there. Now back to the internet thread.
US 323 million people versus Canada 36 million people. Apples and oranges, my friend.
That is 287 Million more mouths to feed and insure. Much bigger scale, a lot more variables.
Our Military bill is huge as well. No doubt, Canada feels a little safer sitting next to us...
(perhaps before NK went AWOL)
I can't speak for everyone, but I want free internet, free cell phone, and free health care... free as in government provided. How much more might we have to pay in taxes to attain this level of service?
@gofish101 have you ever read the book Atlas Shrugged?
Yes, I've read it. I've also read "Internet for Dummies".
And yet it would appear you still don't get the basic concept of either.
Atlas Shrugged is a work of fiction, that's why it's in the Fiction section in a library, same place the Harry Potter books are....
Ayn was way ahead of her time and the metaphor rich story spot on. She probably should have included more pictures for you though.
Because she foresaw the internet and the tension between equal access as a public utility and the monopolistic tendencies of greedy entrepreneurs?