Net Neutrality: Comcast Blocking Netflix


#142

I think there’s a good chance we could end up with blackouts like that the same way networks will disappear from cable or sat services over carriage fee disputes.


#143

Wow, Republicans are really having a fire sale now that they control all 3 branches of government.


#144

Internet users are a lot more likely to do something drastic though. Then again at this point with the rule of law fading, I kinda expect a few wannabe Midnight Riders to pop up if this keeps going on.


#145

More like a brownout with spotty performance for Comcast users when Netflix refuses to pay Comcast. Comcast won’t block Netflix but they will throttle it.

I think instead of paying $125 per month for cable and $60 per month for internet, we will soon be paying $125 for internet and some combination of $60 per month for tv-like services. The duopolies are not going to allow their revenue streams to slow.


#146

The FCC guy is really an unfunny unaware dick: https://gizmodo.com/fcc-chairman-is-laughing-at-americans-who-dont-want-to-1795193063


#147

He should be beaten to death with a shovel.


#148

Definitely a punchable face.


#149

#150

And… it’s official. 2-1 vote to adopt the NPR, as was always going to happen.


#151

I was told elections didn’t matter. :(


#152

Most likely scenario, this gets slow-tracked and passed despite massive outrage
a lawsuit follows, stalling it until the 2020 election or close to it

if Dems win WH, FCC goes 3-2 Dems and they reverse this order or stop it from going through
if Republicans win WH we’re hosed
if Dems get congress too- we might see a real internet protection act in 2021 or 2022.


#153

The internet, without internet.


#154

Surprising no one (not programmed):


#155

I miss the good old days when politicians at least acted like they weren’t bought and paid for by their corporate donors.


#156

#157

Here’s a handy little tool for all you good people there

Check your names. And fuck Comcast.


#158

Is the “Brief Comment” the same every time?


#159

According to that tweet chain it is. Never been a Comcast customer so can’t confirm one way or the other.


#160

I did a few searches, neither my wife or my names appeared.

Well they did, but not at my address.

I didn’t see any family members either, but in all my searches the text is identical.


#161

I am not a CC customer, and my first/last does not appear. I searched for just my lastname and there were 30 matching results, and 28 of them were that exact same astroturf text.