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GameBanana could be relegated to a second tier of Internet sites if the FCC removes Net Neutrality rules. 

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"GameBanana access is not allowed on your current plan"


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    Did we win?

    Did we lose?

    But most importantly,

    Did that trumpet FUCK his shit up?
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    Just curious, its been about 8 days, what happened? Did we win or lose? 
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    Like Mini (and others have) said, if you live in the US contact your representatives and tell them you support Net Neutrality and are opposed to ISP throttling.

    The main argument being given by FCC chairman Ajit Pai is reversing Net Neutrality will help small internet business.  Small internet doesn't agree...  This was a great article..

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/13/15949920/net-neutrality-killing-small-isps

    The final paragraphs of that article echo my dilemma.  I live in the sticks so I have to use 80 $ a month Verizon cell for 10 gigs a month.  Lame....

     Just a few miles down the road is big internet, and they won't come up to my home because they don't feel justified in laying down the lines for us down here. >:(

    A local ISP is branching out to us in my area and I look forward to dropping Verizon hopefully in the near future.  Big internet won't expand, but the local small internets are picking up the slack.

    Internet access should be a given in today's tech dependent age.
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    (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ
    Don't really want internet to be the next TV.
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    Bottom line, if net neutrality is abolished, people are going to die, get arrested, the works. Riots... 

    The only right thing to do is pretend the bill never happened. All its doing is trying to fix something that isn't broken.

    My internet service provider AT&T already gives me the short end of the stick as is. 

    Its 90% of the U.S. Population against them, if not more. Don't swing at a hornet's nest.

    In this day and age, internet is a UTILITY, not strictly a luxury service (though not to say you don't pay for it monthly all the same along with the water bill), given how many things operate through the internet these days.

    That's not to say the internet cannot be regulated, but this method is counterproductive.

    They're going by the "one person ruins it all" approach basically. 
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    Wait... what that man sized trumpet wants to do is pratically make the internet become a serious place?
    THAT MEANS
    OH NO
    NO MORE EXPAND DONGS
    NO MORE WIDOWMAKER PORN
    NO MORE... NO MORE GANDALF SAX GUY FOR 10 HOURS
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    I always knew that Trump would do something bad to us.

    so...

    FUCK YOU MAN SIZED TRUMPET

    I'LL SAVE MY HOME
    I'LL SAVE THIS WORLD
    WE'LL KICK YOUR ASS

    (hope he won't read this)
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    Glad to see Gamebanana joining the cause.

    TL;DR: Net neutrality is the regulation that keeps ISPs (internet service providers, e.g. Comcast) from limiting or restricting access to certain websites. If U.S. politicians succeed in abolishing net neutrality, the result will likely be higher expenses / limited reach for many websites,* and far less access to content for us consumers. Here's another website where you can learn more and help out, in addition to the links Tom provided.

    *Many sites, such as Gamebanana, will either have to A) deal with a worsened connection, which will likely lead to a plummeting userbase and thus a high likelihood of going under completely, or B) pay a fee to ISPs to maintain a decent connection speed, putting more strain on the websites' resources.
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    Fucking Americans are at it again.
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    I'd hate to lose the freedom to go to the websites that I want. Took action not too long ago, but I am rather concerned that our concerns will fall on deaf ears.
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