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Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

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By MAE ANDERSON

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Another corporate grab on the backs of the little guy. Vote every republican who supports killing net neutrality out of office this November. Better yet, just vote EVERY republican out of office.

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Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change

Not mine and I guess not that of most readers here.

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This is an American problem not a Japanese one.

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Very used to American bias on most internet sites, but this is a new low... “Your internet use....” applies to people in the US. Or about 4.3% of the population of the planet....

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Number of internet users. 2017, 3.5 billion.

American internet users 78.2% of pop. 290 million internet users as of 2016, the United States is one of largest online markets worldwide.

I would say more than 70% of websites I visit are probably on American servers including JT, BTW. Those servers and sites could slow down a bit?

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Those servers and sites could slow down a bit?

They could. It's a definite possibility.

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Its going to create a Routing nightmare, with tit-for-tat retaliatory responses between carriers responding to traffic slow down cross carrier. NetFlix can kiss their business model goodbye. Google may have better luck, as they were buying up lots of dark fibre a couple of years back. Amazon Cloud compute could be hit too. It's got the potential of being a very messy situation.

I guess we may as all well go back to fido-net...

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Japan doesn't have Net Neutrality and it sucks in some aspects, especially if you use an MVNO sim. Sure, those speedtest sites will have impressive speeds and sites like Youtube and Yahoo and whatever will be fast, but try to go to a video site not popular with Japanese users and it's like being on 56k again!

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This is an American problem not a Japanese one.

For now. If companies start making a lot more money, expect to see providers in other countries start to pressure governments to allow the same.

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BTW. Its not just an American issue - the internet is about Global connectivity, you cant just isolate the US internet and say well that's their problem, everything is interconnected, if for example, AT&T only allows it's own paying customers to use the majority of it's premium lines, then we will start seeing traffic being routed via other potentially slower connections, which will lead to more timeouts from DNS lookups (the address book of the internet) through to downloading Microsoft Windows Updates. Thankfully, a this law may not be all encompassing, as individual states will pass their own overriding laws.... but the door is now open to Companies segregating the internet now for their own profit.

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BTW. Its not just an American issue - the internet is about Global connectivity, you cant just isolate the US internet and say well that's their problem, everything is interconnected, 

well yes and no. Putin is building a Russian internet service which will be isolated and only available within Russia.

If I'm Japanese and only use Japanese sites then I don't care about America internet. FB, Yahoo, Google, Apple and many more have servers here.

We won't see the same happening here in Japan.

Even in America States are making their own laws.

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If you pay for e.g. a 50 Mbps internet service and the provider then deliberately throttles certain web sites, you are not getting the service you paid for. This can only lead to law suits.

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