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    Default September 10th: Cancel Comcast Day

    @prplchknz pointed out to me that tomorrow is a scheduled internet slowdown created by content providers as a means to fight for the net neutrality needed by smaller web companies to compete with the bigger content providers including Comcast itself (which has spent a lot to lobby against net neutrality).

    https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/

    Websites will be displaying the spinning wheels of death in protest tomorrow.

    I suggest in protest we call up our ISPs and threaten to (or actually) cancel all our services to add to the recognition that this protest will take.

    I also strongly suggest that we take aim at Comcast in particular to show that we as internet consumers can act to target as well. Comcast in particular because they are both a content provider and a cable company.

    So if your ISP is comcast (and mine is), will you join me in threatening to cancel your service?

    Edit: Also, spread the campaign on facebook and such

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    I lack comcast, but I've literally been dealing with shit internet for the past 2 1/2 months just to avoid having comcast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I lack comcast, but I've literally been dealing with shit internet for the past 2 1/2 months just to avoid having comcast.
    yeah I had to get comcast there were no other isps in my area. than right after i got comcast att came in, i don't want either.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
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    ^ Yeah they're both garbage, but you really don't have a choice.. Centurylink and Xfinity are our only options in our part of the city.
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    I have Century Link, and it's probably the worst service I've ever had. I pay for 20 megs down, which is the worst I've ever had, but it's the highest they offer. The worst part is, I've never clocked in at 20 megs when I do speed tests. The highest I've ever gotten is 10. My only options are also only Century Link and Xfinity. I think I have a choice of Comcast, but that is never really choice in my book.
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    xfinity is comcast
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    xfinity is comcast

    Ahhh. I think I knew that at one point, but it slipped my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    Ahhh. I think I knew that at one point, but it slipped my mind.
    Comcast seeks reputation change with Xfinity brand | Reuters

    yeah they use it interchangably here.
    In no likes experiment.

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    i dunno what else to say so

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