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post #31 of 43 Old 03-09-14, 04:21 PM
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

I guess you haven't seen the news about the two biggest cable providers about to merge then and they control the IPS's too. do you think net neutrality would be a bad thing for us consumers ? again I'm not talking about just bandwidth usage but controlling who gets it and if you don't work for them then you get cut, I just want it to be fair for all not just for the big company's that own the IPS's . maybe I'm not explaining it very good and you should look into what net neutrality is all about and why the two biggest IPS providers merging probably wouldn't be a good thing for us consumers

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I guess you haven't seen the news about the two biggest cable providers about to merge then and they control the IPS's
I'm ignoring this event as it's dependent on approval and should it go through, I'm not expecting either our Comcast or Verizon bill to go down if the TWC merger goes through. It keeps getting better and better as all the competitors line up behind each other.

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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

good point , I cut the cable but now the net and it's service's keep going up it's liken to the early days of cable , us fixed income people just don't have a chance anymore
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

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I guess you haven't seen the news about the two biggest cable providers about to merge then and they control the IPS's too. do you think net neutrality would be a bad thing for us consumers ? again I'm not talking about just bandwidth usage but controlling who gets it and if you don't work for them then you get cut, I just want it to be fair for all not just for the big company's that own the IPS's . maybe I'm not explaining it very good and you should look into what net neutrality is all about and why the two biggest IPS providers merging probably wouldn't be a good thing for us consumers
Please do not state assumptions about what others know or might have seen. I am well aware of the issue. My point is that there are other options in most places, even for broadband.

I am also quite clear on what net neutality means. It is a nice idea, but not practical. The fact is that some services use more bandwidth than others and those that use it should pay for it, IMO. I think if a provider can show a cost differential in carrying a particular product, there is nothing wrong with charging more for it.

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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

sorry did not mean to offend I'm not very good at expressing my self or with grammar and spelling . I agree that if a services uses more it should pay more which means we do I disagree with how the IPS provider went about it by cutting bandwidth instead of asking or talking with said services to me that's bad business practice , but again I may not know the hole story ether . I'm sure there is a way to make net neutrality work for everyones benefit . IMO it's better then what we have now.
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my biggest concern is fairness look at it this way streaming service A which also owns the IPS service is in competition with streaming service B but since streaming service A controls the bandwidth too he throttles back streaming service B so his service A performs better , now I'm not saying this is how it actually happened or will happen but the potential for this kind of abuse is there with the setup we have now before us .I just want a open and fair internet that is all I'm trying to say .

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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

Looks like our streaming issues are being addressed.

http://news.yahoo.com/netflix-stream...231552010.html

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yea ,but why am I paying for 20mb and it wasn't enough to get good result's , does this mean I can downgrade too and pay for just 5mb and get good result's now then, they say 5mb was enough to stream 1080 from Netflix before the courts decision and it was then it changed after . us consumers should be able to use less now and save right , well except now I guess Netflix prices will go up like every other company that will have to pay more for the privilege to stream something on there pipeline.
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

I'm paying for 30 Mbps download. But upload is where the quality comes from, and I had to upgrade service to get to 5 Mbps upload... just so I could get a resolution of at least 480 SD.


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I'm paying for 30 Mbps download. But upload is where the quality comes from, and I had to upgrade service to get to 5 Mbps upload... just so I could get a resolution of at least 480 SD.

Your above is a bit confusing to my itty-bitty mind. For watching television, my understanding, that would be download speed. Sending Mom & Dad pictures of the little guy, would be upload speed.

What am I missing?

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