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desiEngineer
desiEngineer
12/5/2012 | 4:07:45 AM
re: LR Poll: Net 'Squatters' Should Pay
What's with people posting the same thing twice?

-desi
rwelbourn
rwelbourn
12/5/2012 | 4:07:45 AM
re: LR Poll: Net 'Squatters' Should Pay
Do we really think market forces should be left to sort this issue out? What breathtaking, free market naivety!

Left to their own devices -- based on Commissioner Martin's nod and wink -- the telcos and cable companies will surely begin to strangle any third party service that threatens their own businesses, whether it is VoIP or video download, unless they are prevented by regulation from doing so. Market forces will have no effect, because both parts of the telco-cableco duopoly wants the same outcome.

What is especially galling is that these very same companies tout the speed of downloads in their TV adverts, while they attempt to poach each other's customers. Now they are attempting to hold to ransom the very traffic that they promote, making it sound like they're charging the content providers, not the consumers. But we all know who ends up paying, don't we?

Am I saying that the telcos and cable companies should be forced to provide QoS to the likes of Vonage at no cost? No, but they should not be allowed to block or degrade that traffic, either.

What's needed is a level playing field -- the separation of broadband access from the services that are provided over it, with equal access provisions -- but it would be naive to expect that, too.

Ma Bell is dead. Long live Ma Bell! (And Comcast, of course.)

Rob
OldPOTS
OldPOTS
12/5/2012 | 4:07:44 AM
re: LR Poll: Net 'Squatters' Should Pay
Since you asked how to dup your post.
I have gotten logged out while preparing a post. I then repeat the post and my original post appears.

My solution to this has been to prepare post in a word processor and then copy the post to the reply web page. I note that others use a familiar editor to create their post.

OldPOTS
stephencooke
stephencooke
12/5/2012 | 4:07:16 AM
re: LR Poll: Net 'Squatters' Should Pay
Hi,

I just saw this item...

http://www.iht.com/articles/20...

Steve.
OldPOTS
OldPOTS
12/5/2012 | 4:07:16 AM
re: LR Poll: Net 'Squatters' Should Pay
Looks like us Bell heads don't have a monopoly on charging for the free internet!!!
It is really a big bet that could really backfire.
LR what do you have on this??

OldPOTS
stephencooke
stephencooke
12/5/2012 | 4:07:14 AM
re: LR Poll: Net 'Squatters' Should Pay
Here is another one...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

This is QoS on email.

Steve.
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