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    Red face ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    http://ipower.ning.com/netneutrality2

    For all the doubters out there (including me), here's more fuel for the fire.

    Bell Canada and TELUS (formerly owned by Verizon) employees officially confirm that by 2012 ISP's all over the globe will reduce Internet access to a TV-like subscription model, only offering access to a small standard amount of commercial sites and require extra fees for every other site you visit. These 'other' sites would then lose all their exposure and eventually shut down, resulting in what could be seen as the end of the Internet.

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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    Now why am I experiencing some skepticism?
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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Now why am I experiencing some skepticism?
    Hey, I'm still skeptical too, but:

    a) It makes interesting discussion/reading
    b) There's more evidence than before.

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    Hm... I think that won't happen. Companies will realise this would not work for them when they finally realise that they won't earn as much money as they were.
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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    I was able to look at the total run time, divide by half, and count down to her cleavage shot on my hand with perfect accuracy...

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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=815518

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=817597

    EDIT: Never mind, I see that there's been an update. I still don't think there's much chance of it happening though. Major search engines certainly won't like it - why would you use a search engine if there were only a few websites?
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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    the internetz will nevar end!

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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    Quote Originally Posted by smartboyathome View Post
    Hm... I think that won't happen. Companies will realise this would not work for them when they finally realise that they won't earn as much money as they were.
    Right, ISPs would benefit at first, but the rest of corporate (fill in the blank) would be getting screwed over because people couldn't just visit their website, which would impede on economic diversity. It'd be like having to deal with all that damn red tape you find in places like India. It takes longer to fill out the paper work to build a power plant than it takes to actually BUILD a power plant.

    I'm not very worried. Looks like Obama's gonna make it in to office and he's pretty big about Net Neutrality. Besides, even if things didn't go right, wireless mesh networking would probably use the new censored environment to its advantage because it would look like a more free, democratic, uncensored option, albeit it difficult to fire up.

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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    I think we'd eventually just start our own Internet. I mean, all of the required items are available. You just need to establish the Level 3 routing servers, get everyone connected (we can go back to the days of dial up or hijack a wireless band), and viola, new Internet. Establish some DNS servers, get all of the current sites back up that the community owns. And it can all be open source. You know, I'm liking the sound of this "RebelNet"...

    Let the ISPs screw themselves over. We shall prevail in the end.

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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    Quote Originally Posted by WindowsSucks View Post
    I think we'd eventually just start our own Internet. I mean, all of the required items are available. You just need to establish the Level 3 routing servers, get everyone connected (we can go back to the days of dial up or hijack a wireless band), and viola, new Internet. Establish some DNS servers, get all of the current sites back up that the community owns. And it can all be open source. You know, I'm liking the sound of this "RebelNet"...

    Let the ISPs screw themselves over. We shall prevail in the end.
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