DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1247 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 02:27
Loss of Net Neutrality, consequences for rpol?
Well, it seems that net neutrality is on the ropes. Unless the Appeals court changes things, it seems like ISPs can do what they want.

How long till we can't get to rpol because jase can't pay extra fees?

I mean the worst stuff might not happen, but it can, and what can we do about stopping it if it does?

This message was last updated by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 06:24, Sat 16 Dec 2017.

gladiusdei
 member, 598 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 02:30
Loss of Net Neutrality, consequences for rpol?
Rpol existed long before net neutrality was passed, so it seems like it would be fine.  But I don't know the intricacies of Jase's situation.

This message was last edited by the user at 02:31, Sat 16 Dec 2017.

drewalt
 member, 85 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 03:00
Loss of Net Neutrality, consequences for rpol?
Regardless of how one likely feels about recent decisions by certain regulatory bodies, one would be remiss to not consider there are other actions underway by other legal entities which may or may not come to bear on the initial decision, rendering the concern a moot point.

Even if such actions do not materialize or succeed, the exact consequences on any one particular site are purely a matter of pure speculation at this moment, and expounding on them at length is likely to degrade quickly from innocent speculation toward thinly veiled political debates.

I would like to suggest speculation on the fate of your favorite sites is best done elsewhere, in a space dedicated to those discussions and activism surrounding those issues, rather than here where the discussion is only likely to cause problems for the moderators to deal with.
The Stray
 member, 106 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 05:39
Loss of Net Neutrality, consequences for rpol?
In reply to gladiusdei (msg # 2):

The rules were put in place because various ISPs were trying to make what had been open up to that point and start partitioning it off. While there are a bunch of legal things still in the air which may or may not affect things for months, perhaps years, I don't trust companies like Verizon or Comcast further than I can throw a bull elephant. It's best to start worrying about this now, before we're boiled like frogs in slowly heating water.
gladiusdei
 member, 599 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 05:46
Loss of Net Neutrality, consequences for rpol?
I guess I just choose not to worry about it.  I have a lot of things in my life to worry about, and it rarely does much good.