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    Broadband now a civil right??

    Where does it end?


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    Re: Broadband now a civil right??

    Total B.S.

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    Re: Broadband now a civil right??

    i know stimulus money is going to SMALL BUSINESSES to expand broadband to rural areas!? example, a business with only 20 employees is getting 64 MILLION total over 3 yrs and says it will hire 140 new people to do the work!? :cwm2: :spin2: : :
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    Thank God we'll be cleaning house in November and again in 2 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revydo View Post
    Thank God we'll be cleaning house in November and again in 2 years.
    yah, we'll let the tea party win so wecan go back to the wild wild west and make movies like machete a REALITY!? :cwm2: : :spin2: :
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    Re: Broadband now a civil right??

    I will say yes.
    Because it is the right of everyone to use Broadband services of good quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raar78 View Post
    I will say yes.
    Because it is the right of everyone to use Broadband services of good quality.
    I hope your joking

    How do you feel about 4g wireless services?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucefan View Post
    I hope your joking

    How do you feel about 4g wireless services?
    No that is a right too, not just for Americans but all people.....

    I am starting a protest that America have a Government team at our borders to hand out 4g Phones to all illegals crossing the border.

    This will be paid for by all the dying millionaires that have left their fortune to their kids, we will take that moeny because, afterall, what did they do to earn that money??....

    This will show all those Mexicans crossing our borders for good honest work that America cared for all people, not just our own citizens.....

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    Re: Broadband now a civil right??

    Wow, on and on it goes

    Free Internet a Civil Right for Every Nappy-Headed Child

    The words of Obama FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, daughter of Congressman James Clyburn



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    I support velcro headrests being mandatory for all nappy headed drivers. Think of the millions in health care savings.
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    I sure hate to pop these people's bubble, but internet access for the home is a luxury, a convenience... not a necessity or a 'right'.
    Sure... IF you can afford it AND it is available in your area broadband service is great... it's just not a 'right'.
    It's no more a 'right' than HBO!

    Damn... people are stupid!

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    Re: Broadband now a civil right??

    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    HBO...I can agree easily...any societal benefit? Any possibility of economic improvement from watching HBO?? No.

    But imagine if wifi or wi-max became free and standard...yup we'd have some porn issues and some scam issues but as we *****ed we'd have cloud collaboration, speed turn around time on the movement of information, and production, GDP, invention would all increase to our benefit as a nation.

    Like having a healthy society (national health care), legalizing marijuana (decreasing crime), there are social practices that have national benefit.


    Utter ing laughable drivel, and doesn't address his point AT ALL.





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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    HBO...I can agree easily...any societal benefit? Any possibility of economic improvement from watching HBO?? No.

    But imagine if wifi or wi-max became free and standard...yup we'd have some porn issues and some scam issues but as we *****ed we'd have cloud collaboration, speed turn around time on the movement of information, and production, GDP, invention would all increase to our benefit as a nation.

    Like having a healthy society (national health care), legalizing marijuana (decreasing crime), there are social practices that have national benefit.
    I'll repeat this for the slow...

    I N T E R N E T.. I S.. A.. L U X U R Y..
    N O T.. A.. N E C E S S I T Y.. O R.. A.. 'R I G H T'.

    IF it is available in your area AND you can afford it.

    NOT as a free service.

    Is your telephone free? NO.
    Is your water free? NO.
    Is your electricity free? NO.
    Is your heat free? NO.
    Yet three of those four are actual necessities... WHY aren't they free?

    You want free internet... go to the library. In many areas it is free there.
    If you're halfway creative you can piggy-back on someone elses wireless internet & they'll never know it... that's free too.

    ... but it is STILL a luxury.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    can our nation benefit by more than the cost of national wi-max?

    but despite this....we wouldn't want to give anything to the lowest common denominator for the benefit ofthe nation....

    Not when we have been paying for it for all this time...


    Oh, but I might as well tell you. I've never paid for internet....not a dime. And I've been online since before AOL, before WWW since 1987....

    And phones?? They went out with VOIP and skype...
    Good for you... not paying for internet service... all you need to do is tell others how you managed to maintain your free service status... get the info out to the public... call CNN!!

    So... your phone service is also free? I don't mean land-line. I mean whatever method you choose to use... you have a telephone connection, be it cable or cell.

    Never said the nation wouldn't benefit. I've been saying, since you missed it, WHO would pay for it? What makes it so important that it should be free to all... a "RIGHT".
    Do you get your water, electricity and heat free as well? Those ARE necessities and they're not free... WHY AREN'T THEY??
    Home internet IS NOT. It is a luxury.

    You have the right to pay for whatever services are available to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    Every dollar we spent in providing national wifi to this country would probably come back tenfold...

    but you prefer to not even consider it.

    It is called biting off your nose to spite your face.

    When you have free internet....voip means free phone service. even the non technical could get magic jack for $125 for five years of service....with national long distance that is basically free...with skype to skype, it is free international calling and video....

    Incredible what that would do for the small businessman or entrepreneur...
    You know... you have not explained WHY it should be a "right".
    You're too caught up in "free" and what might happen to benefit people that you're missing what harm it could do.
    Nationalized internet service means even bigger government bureaucracy, lost jobs for those that work in the cable/internet industry, increased taxes (gotta pay for it somehow).
    Yep... bigger government has got to be the answer!!!
    Government couldn't 'manage' getting water out of a boot with instructions printed on the heel yet you want them to provide & manage free internet?

    It won't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    Have I ever said 'right'?? NO. What I have said is I believe it would benefit us all.
    What I had been saying all along was that it is not a 'right'. Your posts challenged by attempting to explain the benefit of free internet... effectively implying it should be a right... you just didn't use the "R" word.

    My complaint was and remains... internet service is not a 'right'... it is a luxury. A luxury that can be had by anybody who lives in an area where the service is available and at a variety of prices that can fit just about anybody's budget.

    What costs is a computer capable of handling broadband speeds.
    BTW, they're luxuries too (unless you're attending a university).

    Interesting statement... corporations/millionaires getting welfare?? Pray, tell... what welfare programs do corporations/millionaires qualify for?
    (tax incentives or tax cuts are not welfare programs fo please be specific)

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