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Re: [newtech-1] Comcast's proposed download bandwidth caps

From: EddieN
Sent on: Monday, May 12, 2008 6:11 PM
I actually totally agree with you on that one, Craig. I'd wanted to bust out my normal "Information wants to be free" slogan, but... :) Non-neutral bandwidth carriers would not be in the larger Internet's best interests; it is always wrong to punish the many for the sins of the few.

Eddie

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 5:43 PM, Craig Wood <[address removed]> wrote:
Do you really believe that the bandwidth is that expensive?  I don't.  Comcast is afraid that you will start using Skype -- removing their phone play, then on demand movie downloads will be the norm and you will dump their T.V.

If they start to make you pay by the amount of bandwidth you consume then their other services don't look that expensive.

ISPs need to be neutral bandwidth carriers and not have a vested interested in what flows down the pipes.  Gluttons make us all look bad, but once metered service becomes the norm we will lose choice and become subject to the same crappy programming decisions that have made 60% of primetime reality TV.


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Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. -- Bill Gates

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