Please if you see this, share it and warn people who may live in areas effected, I’m not seeing anyone else talk about this and it’s a sign of truly awful things to come.
As many people online know Net Neutrality in the USA died last year, and before that many people warned that when it did ISP’s around the country would start to create “fast lanes” that they could bill more for. So if you want the best speeds for youtube/netflix you pay $4/mo more, or if you want to stream on twitch you pay $5/mo more. Well Cox just announced the “Elite Gamer Service”, which they say will give you “priority access to data”. It DOES NOT increase your speed, all it’s doing is removing an artificially created bottleneck that COX THEMSELVES PUT IN for the low, low cost of $15/mo with a contract of 2 goddamn years.
You’re reading that right, you sign the form, you pay the fee, you install their little program and suddenly your online games can be up to 35% faster; and I am begging you with all of my heart if you are on Cox do not pay for this. They are pushing this now and doing it under the radar because they’re hoping they can get enough suckers on board who will sign up that they can convince their executives that creating more “fast lanes” will be good for them.
They will implement more of these if they’re successful, they will start throttling youtube, netflix, hulu, etc even more than they already are, and as of right now the only thing people like myself who are stuck in Cox controlled areas can do is protest by not paying for it.
Again, please share this, I know I will be with all of my representatives and any news media that’ll listen. This is what we warned would happen with the death of net neutrality, and if we don’t get a grip on this now it’ll only get worse from here. I’m going to be telling anyone in a position of political power that I will turn myself into a single issue voter for them as long as they will state on the record and unequivocally that they will fight to reinstate net neutrality.