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Big G screws us once again - Google Verizon deal

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by imperial109, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2026..._deal_could_end_net_neutrality.html?tk=hp_blg

    Looks like Google cut a deal with Verizon to oppose the Net Neutrality bill. What the bill does is that it stop ISPs from favoring one site over another. They are all required to have the same speed. With this deregulation, some sites would be slower than others. Most likely competitors bidding for the highest speed.

    I haven't been able to find an article anywhere about Google's motivation, but it's clear that some of us will be screwed over and again.

    Thoughts?

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  2. KBC-12

    KBC-12 Regular Member

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    Man this is getting uglier and uglier...
    Thanks for posting this. Damn, this is fucked up if its true. Big G was one of the few things that gave me hope that it wouldnt happen. Its getting closer, & closer....:eek: The internet is literally being hijacked by multinational corporations in more than one way. This is only one example.
     
  3. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    This is HUGE. Maybe not this exact deal per se, but by the FCC/FTC/SEC or whatever allowing this to happen will open prescedent for future deals like this between many web companies.
     
  4. zengetsu

    zengetsu Regular Member

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    This does not sound good...maybe it will not get passed though.
     
  5. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    would this mean that p2p will die or what?
     
  6. semar

    semar Junior Member

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    hi there
    i dont see what is the big deal ?
    even today ppl pay for their bandwith you pay more to get more i do see it effecting independent on line product sites that do not want to sell on or through google and cant pay the premiums
    so if you local isp's do not offer what you need out source to other countries
    we have here under our hand secure fast hosting for both markting and web hosting
    hit us in pm if you need help on this
     
  7. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    People need to try and keep up with the news.

    Verizon and Google addressed this in a press conference yesterday, that article is already 5 days old.

    Google said they won't support a system which doesnt involve an open net and they want the FCC to have the powers to regulate the telecomm industry.

    Go read the Google blog.
     
  8. RhapsodyCindy

    RhapsodyCindy Newbie

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    Google would be stupid if they actually went through with this, which it doesn't look like they will, thank goodness.
     
  9. millhugz

    millhugz Regular Member

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    I don't get it.. explain more please? How does this affect us?
     
  10. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    All sites would be subject to reduced speed or no speed at all, as the ISPs see fit.

    That's not it, it's the sites themselves. Say you have Verizon for example, they could slow down the amount of time that it takes you to load BHW.

    Verizon claims that they won't touch the speed of landlines, such as the one in your home. However, wireless connections (which is what a great number of our visitors will be using, ie smart phones, notebooks, etc) are at the ISPs mercy.

    Keep in mind that this is an effort to kill the bill. What's stopping other ISPs from doing exactly what Verizon claims that they won't? I guarantee you that every ISP will say that their policy won't change, bla bla, and then when someone complains, they can easily blame it on the website by saying it's on a slow host.

    And the FCC??? Are you kidding me! It's run by a freaking corporatist, like every other politician on capitol hill. I wouldn't trust Julian Genachowski with a fork and a knife, let a alone deciding protecting our freedom of speech.

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  11. zengetsu

    zengetsu Regular Member

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    Ok so here is a idea....do not use Verizon.
     
  12. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    Erm because their business relies on us going on more than 4 or 5 specific high end corporate controlled sites.