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Thread started 07/11/17 9:15pm

morningsong

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Net Neutrality

How do you feel about your paid internet service slowing your service [strikeout]today [/strikeout]in protest? Or have you noticed?


Well that's what I get for watching news from across the pond, where today is tomorrow.



Why the 12 July protest to protect net neutrality matters
Companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon will band together for a day of action against a threat to the open internet.
[Edited 7/11/17 21:51pm]
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/17 2:04am

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Is that what they are doing? I wasn't aware... No wonder my free streaming site is slowing down...

And I thought the only problem I had was calling back the guy I met at jazzfest...

Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #2 posted 07/12/17 8:19am

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You will not be able to get to the org.

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Reply #3 posted 07/12/17 10:53am

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It's not too bad. Just funny it's doesn't seem more widely known.

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Reply #4 posted 07/12/17 11:07am

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The American Library Association (ALA) explains why net neutrality is so important for libraries:
The American Library Association is a strong advocate for intellectual freedom, which is the “right of all peoples to seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction.” Intellectual freedom is critical to our democracy, because we rely on people’s ability to inform themselves. The Internet connects people of diverse geographical, political, or ideological origins, greatly enhancing everyone’s ability to share and to inform both themselves and others.
Our libraries’ longstanding commitment to freedom of expression in the realm of content is well-known; in the context of the net neutrality debate, however, we believe it is equally important to stress that the freedom of libraries and librarians to provide innovative new kinds of information services will be central to the growth and development of our democratic culture. A world in which librarians and other noncommercial enterprises are of necessity limited to the Internet’s “slow lanes” while high-definition movies can obtain preferential treatment seems to us to be overlooking a central priority for a democratic society – the necessity of enabling educators, librarians, and, in fact, all citizens to inform themselves and each other just as much as the major commercial and media interests can inform them.
The ability of the Internet to spread and share ideas is only getting better. With modern technology, individuals and small groups can produce rich audio and video resources that used to be the exclusive domain of large companies. We must work to ensure that these resources are not relegated to second-class delivery on the Internet—or else the intellectual freedoms fostered by the Internet will be constrained.

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Reply #5 posted 07/12/17 4:13pm

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i believe in the free exchange of information so here's hoping our open internet will be preserved

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Reply #6 posted 07/13/17 1:03pm

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morningsong said:

How do you feel about your paid internet service slowing your service [strikeout]today [/strikeout]in protest? Or have you noticed? Well that's what I get for watching news from across the pond, where today is tomorrow. Why the 12 July protest to protect net neutrality matters Companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon will band together for a day of action against a threat to the open internet. [Edited 7/11/17 21:51pm]



Ummm... wtf do you mean FACEBOOK will band together?!!! Facebook has been involved in various non-open things here in India ITSELF!!

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Reply #7 posted 07/13/17 2:38pm

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domainator2010 said:

morningsong said:

How do you feel about your paid internet service slowing your service [strikeout]today [/strikeout]in protest? Or have you noticed? Well that's what I get for watching news from across the pond, where today is tomorrow. Why the 12 July protest to protect net neutrality matters Companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon will band together for a day of action against a threat to the open internet. [Edited 7/11/17 21:51pm]



Ummm... wtf do you mean FACEBOOK will band together?!!! Facebook has been involved in various non-open things here in India ITSELF!!



Hone, I just copied and pasted the information from the article.

I remember watching a tidbit on this Net Neutrality a few months ago then forgot about it until I watched something else a few nights ago.

I wanted to paste the long list of all the sites that were participating but didn't have time.


Truthfully I didn't notice a difference in how my internet was working. Did you?

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
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Reply #8 posted 07/13/17 3:34pm

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morningsong said:

domainator2010 said:



Ummm... wtf do you mean FACEBOOK will band together?!!! Facebook has been involved in various non-open things here in India ITSELF!!



Hone, I just copied and pasted the information from the article.

I remember watching a tidbit on this Net Neutrality a few months ago then forgot about it until I watched something else a few nights ago.

I wanted to paste the long list of all the sites that were participating but didn't have time.


Truthfully I didn't notice a difference in how my internet was working. Did you?



my connection was the same as always, as far as i could tell

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