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Old 12-17-2017, 06:24 PM   #11
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I've been seeing that many of the anti-NN posts to the FCC used the names and addresses of people who were dead-- as well as listed some living people and purported to be them without their permission. Sean Astin reported that they had one from his mother, Patty Duke, posted after her death.

As for it having been fine before: It wasn't. My previous ISP subjected customers to throttling on certain sites, some throttling so low the pages timed out and were unusable, and some sites they outright blocked. They did this mostly for competing ISPs. They blocked WildBlue and Exede. They also blocked AT&T, which is my phone service-- this meant I wasn't able to check online bills, talk to customer service online, and so forth with the old ISP. I had to go to McDonalds with my laptop and use their wifi in order to get a new ISP.

They also throttled certain types of data-- if I was downloading a movie or file it would start to throttle and the longer I was loading the worse the throttle got until it choked it off to nothing without the download completing. This was on top of having a ridiculously low data limit per day.

My current ISP already has customers over a barrel because it's satellite and they charge up the wazoo for bandwidth. It was about $70 per month for 10Gb data limit per month. Now it's over $100 per month for 150Gb bc I got the "freedom" plan. At the end of the subscription year, the price will go up $10. These ISPs will look for any way to gouge customers and if they can charge more for visiting certain sites or get away with blocking some, they will do it.

And it's not like I can shop around for other ISPs. The only other ISP that can work out here is the one I left to go to this one, and it was far far worse. At least this one has tech support based in the US. The other one is based in India where you get people who only read scripts and can't understand simple concepts.

I'm really hoping that this gets overturned.


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All we have here is Fidelity and A T & T. Fidelity's cable is so bad that I put up with Ma Bell's crap.


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We used to have Bell South for phone service until AT&T bought them out. Terrible company. They didn't do maintenance on the lines for over 10 years. It was so bad I couldn't even get dialup. Even when line tests showed there was something wrong with my line, they refused to do anything about it. By law they were supposed to provide a minimum of 9kbps but they only provided 2kpbs-- lots of static on the line. AT&T did some work on lines, but I wouldn't try dialup nowadays.


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