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hottboiinnc
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join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to Skippy25

Re: Not sure what the big deal is?

Just because one has better coverage than another does NOT give some "group" like Public Knowledge or Free Press the right to demand crap like they do. Neither of them are in it for the public, they're only in it to make the bank off the consumers that donate and who ever gives them $$$$.

ATT has ever right to require this just as they require you to have a certain data plan to use tethering. Those customers don't like it, tell them not to buy the new iPhone from ATT.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
I and a vast majority of those that know what Net Neutrality is would strongly disagree with you on both the FaceTime and tethering apps.

These companies should do nothing more than provide you the service, how you choose to use it is your business. And before you try to pull the lame and BS "network management" card, they have all the network management they need with caps and overages on wireless connections. How quickly you use your allocated time is not their business. As long as you are willing to use it and pay for more through the system they setup, then it is not their concern.


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
reply to hottboiinnc
They already charge you for the data, with hefty overages. If I've bought the data they shouldn't be able to restrict what I use the data for.

It infuriates me when people say things like vote with your wallet or they can screw customers all they want.
These are laissez faire capitalist arguments, which have been repeated a ridiculousness amount of times in all tech forums since 2008, the situation isn't even considered, just the same right wing mantra repeated over and over.

In economies of scale, utility providers, monopolies or duopolies free market idea's simply don't work. Most people need better coverage than T-mobile or Sprint provides, so most people are stuck in the AT&T/Verizon duopoly whose prices are for all practical purposes identical, as they don't want actual competition, and they actively buy up spectrum to prevent any real competition from forming.