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It's Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real

By Motherboard

Network investment is down, layoffs abound, and networks are falling apart. This isn’t the glorious future Ajit Pai promisedRead full story

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  • Large companies increase investment in areas when their financial model shows a significant increase in revenue and/or margin.

    What thesis brought people to believe that there was a strong model justifying strong investment by these large telecoms?

  • The US is entering recession territory, even if the technology market is holding strong currently. The signs of capital investments could be waning as a result of waiting on new technology investment that has not reached market maturity as of yet.

  • Does anyone really believe a former attorney for Verizon can remain impartial as the head of the FCC? Wrong guy. Wrong ideas.

  • In another equally breaking news flash: rain is wet!

  • Let’s be real - it was clear there were no benefits from the beginning. A huge number of the smartest people working in technology and media spoke out against killing net neutrality. A huge number of people called their elected officials and said they didn’t want this to go through.

    This was pushed

    Let’s be real - it was clear there were no benefits from the beginning. A huge number of the smartest people working in technology and media spoke out against killing net neutrality. A huge number of people called their elected officials and said they didn’t want this to go through.

    This was pushed through by shady lobbyists, and Ajit Pai, a former Verizon employee.

    The negative economic impacts aren’t a surprise, they are exactly what was predicted.

  • Surprise? Or, serious thought... 5G is going to kill wire and wifi. Perhaps network investment is down because they know we'll all soon have phones as fast as we need them and inexpensively available as hotspots. That's said... Throttling.... Still a question to weigh

  • They only ever use operatives of a given industry in these watchdog roles, so that no real whistleblowing ever happens. Monsanto retirees run the FDA, for example. Monsanto even has a Justice (Thomas, he was an attorney for them and they never lose in the Supreme Court).

    'Corrupt government' is redundant

    They only ever use operatives of a given industry in these watchdog roles, so that no real whistleblowing ever happens. Monsanto retirees run the FDA, for example. Monsanto even has a Justice (Thomas, he was an attorney for them and they never lose in the Supreme Court).

    'Corrupt government' is redundant. If it's 'government', it's corrupt.

  • “Despite the FCC voting to kill the popular consumer protections late last year, Comcast’s latest earnings report indicates that the cable giant’s capital expenditures (CAPEX) for 2018 actually decreased 3 percent.”

  • I hope our next president is an anti-trust crusader.

  • Lmao

    This is what happens when you buy a corrupt government.

    Facts just get in the way.

    Money talks.

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