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Karl Bode @KarlBode
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These "It's been a year since #netneutrality was killed and the internet didn't implode" hot takes are wet garbage for several reasons...
One, most ISPs are only behaving because they're worried about adding ammunition to the looming net neutrality court battle, opening arguments for which start next February. If they win that case, watch out.
Two, it ignores all the stuff that HAS happened since the FCC went on consumer protection vacation, from Verizon throttling and upselling firefighters, to AT&T only applying usage caps if you use a competitors' services.
Three, it ignores that #netneutrality has always been a death by a thousand cuts scenario.

First you accept unnecessary usage caps. Then you accept they only apply to competitors. Then you accept paying more just to get HD streams to work.

You're the frog in the boiling pot.
Also keep in mind that net neutrality is just a symptom of a lack of broadband competition, something else the Pai FCC pretty clearly couldn't care less about. Privacy violations are also a symptom. It's a broader problem than JUST net neutrality.
It also probably goes without saying, but the effort to frame @netneutrality as a "right" versus "left" issue when the majority of consumers wanted these rules intact is an intentional effort to sow division and stall meaningful consensus.
@netneutrality Which is all a long way of saying that most folks who buy the narrative that killing #netneutrality rules didn't matter because the planet didn't immediately stop spinning either don't understand the issue very well, or they're financially-conflicted and full of shit.
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