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This exactly. A good analogy I've heard before goes something like this:

Today, the government owns and maintains the road directly in front of your house (for almost everybody in the country). This means that UPS has the same ability to deliver a package to you as FedEx and the USPS.

However, imagine if UPS owned the road directly in front of your house. Do you think UPS would allow FedEx to deliver packages to your house using their road? Of course not! And if the government forced UPS to allow FedEx to deliver packages to your house on that UPS-owned road, UPS would surely charge FedEx a HUGE fee to use that UPS-owned road - meaning you'd pay a fortune to get a package delivered by FedEx.

Now, I understand that ISPs own that cable/fiber going to your home. But if net neutrality goes away, your ISP will be able to use pricing to effectively block content that they cannot block today.

Is that a good thing? I don't think so.

(In response to this post by 1994Wahoo)

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 1:09PM


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Help a brother out...Explain Net Neutrality to me, please ** -- shawsvegashoo 12/07/2017 11:38AM
  And this is where the hysteria comes from -- Faz d. Hoo 12/07/2017 1:02PM
  How many? -- The Hook 12/08/2017 10:59AM
  From a fairness perspective... -- The Hook 12/08/2017 1:12PM
  The thing is, the law is already in place. -- Lucius 12/07/2017 1:43PM
  It will probably not work quite that way -- Toolie92 12/07/2017 2:30PM
  Again, I have no faith. -- Lucius 12/07/2017 2:32PM
  And the flip side of that being... -- The Hook 12/08/2017 11:02AM
  With Net Neutrality -- Faz d. Hoo 12/07/2017 11:46AM
  Meaning that . . . -- RML Hoos 12/07/2017 11:57AM
  That's not exactly correct -- NJHoo 12/07/2017 2:19PM
  Uverse is a shared, not dedicated service. -- The Hook 12/08/2017 11:12AM
  That’s a pretty darned good, succinct summary. -- CDCHoo 12/07/2017 12:17PM
  With NN a provider can still throttle a user -- Faz d. Hoo 12/07/2017 12:45PM
  Regulatory guarantee ay? ** -- Hooddihsm 12/07/2017 12:36PM
  Thanks, good people on here. ** -- shawsvegashoo 12/07/2017 12:04PM

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