Reply to post: Re: Common Carrier not a stretch

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Gnosis_Carmot

Re: Common Carrier not a stretch

You forget the days of Compuspend, America Offline, Stodgity, etc, where yes, you could get *most* content over the interwebs but some was reserved exclusively for a single provider. UPN when it first appeared was only available on AOL. Didn't have AOL? You were told sign up for AOL or shut up.

These carriers are wanting to return to that level of gouging. Net Neutrality, in theory, prevents that. In practice, maybe not so much, but it would be better than nothing....

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