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#21. Posted:
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TaigaAisaka wrote
Allnutt wroteLike most users I just closed it as I thought it was an ad, If it helps the internet users out then I'll get sigining. Still not quite sure what it means though.


Basically, it allows companies to make your internet a sort of DLC or pay 2 win type deal.

It could be something such as " thetechgame.com is not in your internet service package, to upgrade your internet package to access this site call [xxx-xxx-xxxx] or visit [x]"

On the other hand they can do this; which Comcast and apparently Cox has started to do "You've hit your monthly 1 TB of usage, for $10 you can get an extra 50 GB, with prices increasing every time you go over your limit. To help you transition to these changes, the first 2 months will not impact your bill with over usage charges."

Edit: Over on Reddit, they gave a slight example of what it could look like.

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Someone on imgur made a nice image that shows you kinda how they would do it if they get their way

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Sites like Netflix, Twitch, YouTube would hurt the most out of it.
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Signed
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I was like "Ohh another shit pop up" >>> (closed)

Now you telling me dis? :facepalm:
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i have no idea what it means soooo

do i sign or not xD
#25. Posted:
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Nathan wrotei have no idea what it means soooo

do i sign or not xD


If you look above a little and see the post from Sean that also had my reply in it to another user, you can decide if you think that's a good idea for you. I literally have money to blow and I wouldn't want this shit happening.
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I signed up for this of course to be in with others. This is a scary spot to be in, I don't want my ISP to slow down because of this crap. Don't my ISP slow down my connection to websites that can't afford high rates for high speed! [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]
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Just singed it, and shared on my facebook.
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I'm very unaware of the finer details of what's happening but will this take affect on a global scale or just in the US?
Either way, I signed it.
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-Silky wroteI'm very unaware of the finer details of what's happening but will this take affect on a global scale or just in the US?
Either way, I signed it.


It's in the US only, but it opens the doors globally. As Sean posted, Netflix, Twitch, YouTube, ect would hurt the most and that's because of servers in the US. Sure, there are servers elsewhere but those will eventually start taking in way too much server load, which in turn slows down the internet for those sites in other countries. In a way out there scenario, ISPs that benefit from this passing can also hold people from another country "hostage" by threatening to cut support completely to a certain site servers. So let's say Amazon's cloud server suddenly gets throttled because they didn't want to pay some stupid price to ISPs, to allow users to access their site; that ISP could completely cut traffic from that site or make speeds so damn slow that loading in will almost be out of question. If someone in a different country unfortunately has their info on that one server, they're shit out of luck trying to get that when they need it.
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This is ridiculous. And honestly just plain sad. Why does everyone feel the need to try to ruin the internet? Facepalm.
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