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#1 Stormstrong

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:43 PM

If net neutrality sees the axe (see here), what is likely to happen to this forum (and other support forums like this one, which are sometimes the only resources many people have).

 

I'm terrified.


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#2 Madeleine

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

Can you explain why you think this?  I read the article at the link you gave but didn't understand. 

It might be a concern, but don't worry about something that might or might not happen.  There are other platforms, eg. Facebook, etc. where people can share, so I'm sure if it affects forums, there will be some kind of work-arounds or new ways to communicate.


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#3 PluckyPony

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:54 PM

If net neutrality sees the axe (see here), what is likely to happen to this forum (and other support forums like this one, which are sometimes the only resources many people have).

 

I'm terrified.

 

I share your concern. 

 

Without net neutrality, internet service providers can hinder access to websites by reducing the bandwidth allotted to download those pages.  For example, if a Google search engine user clicked on a link for SA and it took 5 minutes to load versus a Big Pharma sponsored advocacy group's website load time being 5 seconds, despite the pages being of equal megabytes, SA will be negatively impacted.


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