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Topic # 147447 19-Jun-2014 16:40
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Since they are focusing hugely on the internet and how much it costs to customers I thought I would ask people here what your opinion is on them and their policies. They mostly want to cut the price of internet connections in half and provide a a certain amount of data for free. I would be interested to see what the users here who work for ISPs have to say.

Share your view on the IP policies.







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  Reply # 1069348 19-Jun-2014 16:52
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Short answer:  amusement. 

Longer answer:  Generally net neutrality and privacy don't fit well with a socialist agenda.  The most frightening calls for curtailing Internet freedom in NZ have been from the left.  The world's remaining socialist counties generally have heavily filtered and monitored internet access.  It will also be interesting to see how the Internet-Mana party copes with the Internet as a force to disrupt and replace traditional production and distribution.  

I'm amused that they're cannibalising the Greens vote tho.  But on the bright side they may encourage the young to vote, but they're likely in that aspect to be like the Greens, you vote for them the first time and then you realise it's not in your, the country's, or the environment's interest to do so again. 





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  Reply # 1069349 19-Jun-2014 16:53
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Seriously? Do you think a government/party has the economic power to mandate "cut the price of internet connections in half and provide a a certain amount of data for free"?

Before worrying about that I'd see what a party plans are for education, health, housing, jobs, external relations, safety, business support, etc (the list can go on for some time before reaching "internet".







 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1069366 19-Jun-2014 17:00
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Not even amused, really. Internet is important, but it certainly doesn't make a country. While it's good to have a focus, they still need policies and ideas around... everything else.

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  Reply # 1069368 19-Jun-2014 17:01
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I think they deserve a chance, Most of the people that are bashing them are opposition parties or haven't read their policies, Or they just don't like dotcom (who isnt even a member) also there is no policy in there to stop him being extradited. If he is extradited the party will go on

 

They are doing cool new things like having a party forum and incubator to discuss what their policies should be etc. And it would be great to see other people in parliment apart from rich old men

 

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  Reply # 1069369 19-Jun-2014 17:01
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I actually was feeling happy we didn't have an "Internet party" discussion here - it lasted quite a long time before one showed up.




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  Reply # 1069373 19-Jun-2014 17:02
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Eh, if they had a policy "legalize weed" id be so in, otherwise i dont vote :)




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  Reply # 1069374 19-Jun-2014 17:02
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Wouldn't want them in government. This kind of agenda only needs a referendum not an entire Internet party. Also we already have a fibre roll out.




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  Reply # 1069376 19-Jun-2014 17:04
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It'll be funny if .com signed up to geekzone





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  Reply # 1069378 19-Jun-2014 17:04
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At best it's a toy for a man will little else to do, at worse it's messing with a serious subject to try and avoid what is coming his way.




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  Reply # 1069379 19-Jun-2014 17:05
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freitasm: Seriously? Do you think a government/party has the economic power to mandate "cut the price of internet connections in half and provide a a certain amount of data for free"?

Before worrying about that I'd see what a party plans are for education, health, housing, jobs, external relations, safety, business support, etc (the list can go on for some time before reaching "internet".





They seem to think that if everybody has access to the internet in their homes then suddenly all our problems will be solved. They're a bit like the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party who think that legalising weed will also solve all our problems and make everything perfect.







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  Reply # 1069380 19-Jun-2014 17:05
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Lyderies: Eh, if they had a policy "legalize weed" id be so in, otherwise i dont vote :)


If you look here they are discussing whether they should do things like that. https://internet-party.loomio.org/

I
m personally against that though



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  Reply # 1069382 19-Jun-2014 17:06
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freitasm: I actually was feeling happy we didn't have an "Internet party" discussion here - it lasted quite a long time before one showed up.


I just wanted to make a fun thread for a bit of a laugh.







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  Reply # 1069383 19-Jun-2014 17:07
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Yabanize:
Lyderies: Eh, if they had a policy "legalize weed" id be so in, otherwise i dont vote :)


If you look here they are discussing whether they should do things like that. https://internet-party.loomio.org/

I
m personally against that though


Thanks for the link, got some reading to do little bit off topic, but can i ask why?

I actually was gonna enroll to vote this election for the internet party but then they signed to Mana who i dislike more than Key, so put me off voting again




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  Reply # 1069384 19-Jun-2014 17:09
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Lyderies:
Yabanize:
Lyderies: Eh, if they had a policy "legalize weed" id be so in, otherwise i dont vote :)


If you look here they are discussing whether they should do things like that. https://internet-party.loomio.org/

I
m personally against that though


Thanks for the link, got some reading to do little bit off topic, but can i ask why?

I actually was gonna enroll to vote this election for the internet party but then they signed to Mana who i dislike more than Key, so put me off voting again


Yeah, Im not sure how I feel about that either. I feel like they would've been better independent. However this way they should get more votes

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  Reply # 1069387 19-Jun-2014 17:12
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Lyderies: I actually was gonna enroll to vote this election for the internet party but then they signed to Mana who i dislike more than Key, so put me off voting again

You have to enrol whether or not you intend to vote.

As for the topic itself, I believe that the Internet is working well enough without a dedicated party. How many other countries can boast a national fibre network?

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