U.S. 'net neutrality' plan faces heat from venture capitalists

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WestFlorida wrote:

The Internet fees are collected from the users, there is no need for the carriers to “double dip” and start to discriminate between companies using the Internet.

May 08, 2014 7:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Newsrocket wrote:

Amazing….the big shots finally speak up when their financial future is threatened, not that the free flow of ideas and programming are deeply imperiled. Let’s hear it for accidental progress due to an inelegant conflict of interest.

May 08, 2014 9:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
slnsimhan wrote:

Was this article written to be hastening “first in” to report. Why is this article so incohenrently written that one with an ordinary education cannot understand or follow the sream of information with so may long sentences of reversals and almost double negatives? This is an intellectual presentation and beats the typical frustrated politically far edged responses typical of most political issues related articles. What a waste of time to confuse the simple minded. Where is the word from the cable companies and providers of content like Netflix? I bet these are parties affected (meaning gainers vs losers)and they are on opposite sides: not the companies like Google. Frustrating reporting.

May 08, 2014 10:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SR37212 wrote:

Hmmmm FCC regulations favoring ISP’s and who was a huge Obama supporter and owns NBC which sadly has become close to a White House PR firm…….Comcast.

May 08, 2014 11:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dumspirospero wrote:

“Where is the word from the cable companies and providers of content like Netflix? I bet these are parties affected (meaning gainers vs losers)and they are on opposite sides: not the companies like Google.”

Increase the cost of streaming Youtube, Amazon Prime video services and of course you will get lash back from Google and Amazon. They are in the content streaming industry as much as Netflix is. I’m not sure why you are so upset with this article, but highlighting the companies which are calling for net neutrality as opposed to the companies who have already started paying off ISPs for faster access is what the article is about. Netflix implicitly endorsed the end of net neutrality when they agreed to pay Comcast for providing their content. I am appalled at how awful and overpriced the internet in the US is, and I reckon these pro-business anti-consumer government deals are the reason why there is limited competition, limited options, and crippled net speeds that other developed countries don’t have issues with.

May 08, 2014 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

There is not extra revenue for the likes of Netflix if the broadband carriers actually have invested in adequate bandwidth and the streaming service is “fast enough”.
There is money to be made by the carriers if they only have to provide bandwidth infrastructure for “premium content providers” and the rest of the Internet users just share the residual lower priority capacity. Best at 4am, no good at 7pm.
There is lots of money to be made by content providers if they can pay the carriers to strangle any competition, and force the customer base to sign up for their subscription plans.
See “Apple close to buying Beats for $3.2 billion: source”
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/09/us-apple-offer-idUSBREA4711X20140509

May 08, 2014 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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