Free internet is over folks……don't say I didn't warn you

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Update.  So in reading your comments I think they're might be some confusion.  The internet is not free guys, we pay for it right, via Cox, Comcast or some other ISP (Internet Service Provider).  What's not going to be free anymore is certain content, the Internet providers have been litigating against the FCC to charge for content and that's what Net Neutrality means.  The content is going to be tiered and charged.  Please don't confuse that "some sort of free internet" is going away.  No such thing

The Internet is forever changed as of today.  Remember when I blogged about Net Neutrality and what it meant, you mean you didn't read it........shocked face, no biggie you can read about it here.  Well today the FCC quietly announced "Propose to pay-for-priority Internet."  What the hell does that mean Alex?  Read about it here

See, the government likes using big words to hide the real meaning of what they're doing, like; quantitative easing....nice way of saying we're printing money and pumping it into the economy....gotta love monopoly.  Or like they said today, "Pay for priority internet...." translation, free Internet is over folks.Net neutrality

According to the FCC net neutrality is here, and "consumers ability to freely access certain types of content could be constrained by giant conglomerates for business, or get this, political or other reason.:"  I blogged about net neutraility on January 16, it took them three whole months to start moving in the direction of tiering the internet i.e. different content will cost you different amounts of money to access, when it used to be free.  Wow....talk about a blanket statement that says, "we can charge you the consumer now for things that use to be free on the net, and for any reason.  Free Youtube....gone, free Vine....gone, free anything you used for marketing is now going to be a premium and charged for.  Better adjust your marketing and business plans (oohhh wait over 95% of agents don't have a business plan, but I digress, which I also blogged about here)........free internet is gone folks!

Alex Popovic is a Force Reconnaissance Marine Scout/Sniper and founder of Semper Find My Home.  We are leading the way in Phoenix by helping vets get into homes. Don't let this happen to you

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Marshall Brown
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K-Bay? First Recon in Q8, 1990?

Apr 29, 2014 05:18 AM #81
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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No a little b4 my time, I was east coast the whole time OIF/OEF

Apr 29, 2014 05:21 AM #82
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Gerald Davis
GRD Realty, Inc. - Broadview, IL
GRD Realty, Inc. Managing Broker - Chicagoland

Wow! I have to admit this is a bit surprising to me. Never ever thought something like this could happen :-(

Apr 29, 2014 12:21 PM #83
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Gerald,

There's too much money out there floating around to be made as profits.....was just a matter of time.  Thanks for reading, commenting and visiting

Apr 29, 2014 11:25 PM #84
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Marsha Cash
RE/MAX Advantage - Stockbridge, GA

I would think there would be strong resistance to this!  

Apr 30, 2014 05:02 AM #85
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

I WISH there was much strong resistance to this, but all but a few people (like Alex Popovic and friends) seem to be fast asleep on this one. Maybe it was inevitable, but I sure wish we would collectively protest this...with our dollars and our votes.

Apr 30, 2014 07:13 AM #86
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Alex Popovic
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Marsha,

I would too, but it's been death by a thousand pin pricks 

Apr 30, 2014 07:48 AM #87
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Alex Popovic
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Elva,

Alot of people just don't think it will happen or are simply oblivious to it.  Either way it's going to affect us all.  Thanks for commenting and reading

Apr 30, 2014 07:49 AM #88
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Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

Even if it is free you have pay for some time of device to receive and process it.

Apr 30, 2014 07:53 AM #89
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Jeff,

You're exactly right, but we're talking about content here that has been free will now required to be paid for.

Apr 30, 2014 07:55 AM #90
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Jaclyn Erwin
Jackson Erwin Realty, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
ABR,SFR, REALTOR®/BROKER, Charlotte NC.

This is so sad. We should indeed have the freedom to utilize the internet without being limited to certain content and access. Seems like we are developing practices like other countries employ. 

Apr 30, 2014 01:35 PM #91
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Alex Popovic
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Jaclyn,

We still have more freedoms than any other country/s combined.  This is about money and capitalism and charging for a service that we assumed would stay free for ever

May 01, 2014 04:02 AM #92
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Jason Quick
RE/MAX The Producers - Omaha, NE
GRI

I think really what this is "about" is cable companies protecting their bottom line.  

They've seen the writing on the wall with Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, etc. and know their days are numbered if those services continue to operate, so they're trying to game Congress and the FCC to gain the ability to "squeeze the hose" as it were.

They want the ability to discriminate against certain types of content and deliver it more slowly - or not at all - versus other content they favor.   So if Time Warner or Comcast or Cox or whoever had a streaming service, they'd gain the right to throttle-down the speed at which, say, Netflix is delivered, while delivering their own content at regular speed.

In the end, they just want to continue to deliver inferior service at an inflated price, and protect that business model through anti-competitive practices.

If you ever want to depress yourself, look into how Internet service and cell service are delivered in other countries - both in terms of cost and quality.

May 01, 2014 04:14 AM #93
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Jason,

Couldn't have said it any more succinctly myself.  Crazy how we complicate things for the sake of making a $.  Thanks for reading and commenting, I always appreciate the feedback and reading your comments

May 01, 2014 04:17 AM #94
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Brian Quigley - 720-524-3215
The Mortgage Network NMLS#244003 - Denver, CO
COBROKER1 - NMLS#244003 The Mortgage Network

Great! Another monthly fee

May 02, 2014 01:00 AM #95
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Brian,

It maybe a monthly fee, but I envision it more like when you purchase songs or an app on iTunes, a small button will require you to pay a certain amount.

May 02, 2014 06:09 AM #96
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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Is that similar to the no free lunch??? lol

Nothing is free my friend NOTHING

May 04, 2014 03:56 AM #97
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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David,

I agree with you buddy, it's the people who think it is that will have a hard time adjusting

May 04, 2014 12:47 PM #98
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Alex, great eye-awakening blog! Not to many things are free anymore but it's nice to understand the tricky terminology that can say, "That's not FREE" instead... We can never be too comfortable with the way things are when it comes to technology and the many things we depend on. It's always changing. Have a great day!

May 07, 2014 05:12 AM #99
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Tamra,

Thanks for reading and commenting, you're correct nothing is for free, you have a great day too

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