Since when is 200k a small town? If I can't take a piss in my back yard, it's not a small town. That's Shatrat's Piss-Test of Town-Significance.
It's not about what they 'need'. That word's almost as arbitrary and useless as 'deserve'. This is about incentivizing people who can afford to buy the Tesla Model 3 instead of the V8 sports car they might otherwise be showing off.
Only in the USA. In other parts of the world the NSA collaborates with like-minded agencies from allies like the UK and Germany, and in parts of the world that are unfriendly they do rely heavily on backdoors.
But, German law is not infallible. "German law disagrees" doesn't have any bearing on whether or not this is logical.
The ubiquitous surveillance that this measure would also advocate...
You're so set on your conclusion you don't even see that your arguments contradict it directly? ISIS united in opposition to the Syrian government and spilled over into Iraq from there. Al Qaeda formed in opposition to the Soviets and thousands of miles and decades separated from either Iraq war.
Also what is happening in the Ukraine is a clear message about what happens to countries stupid enough to take Nuclear Disarmament seriously.
You should check out MotoGP next spring as well. It's got all the noise and power of F1, but with actual overtaking.
My brain totally skipped over the word 'change.org' in the post I replied to. Once again this proves that nobody pays attention to change.org.
Well, there was the Declaration of Independence, but those people followed up the petition with gunfire.
That's like linux for old CS professors right?
The one that doesn't conform to the group-think stereotypes of online forums.
Too many question marks. 3/5 stars.
I think you're confusing franchise agreements, paid-for monopoly, with regulation. Once a cable company has a franchise in a town, they can do whatever they want with their services. POTS and T1/T3 access is heavily regulated, that's just about it. The 1996 Telecom act hasn't updated to include products that didn't exist in 1996 like cable internet, DSL, FTTH, et cetera.