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mhhf1ve
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mhhf1ve,
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11/14/2014 | 6:11:11 PM
Re: Internet Postal Service

I would approve of guaranteeing some minimal access as a kind of Postal Service and Emergency Broadcast Network.

I think there will eventually be some kind of USPS vs Fedex analogy with internet service... Tiered services will exist for different customers paying for different speeds, and as the pipes do get smarter with SDN/NFV utilization, it should be *EASIER* for operators to provide baseline services to everyone (without artificial throttling). However, I understand that the details of how these baseline services are defined is still very much an open question.....

And although you can't delivery water wirelessly... I assume wireless spectrum will be next in getting a title2 treatment someday... as wireless broadband becomes more affordable to deploy.

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mhhf1ve,
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11/14/2014 | 6:06:03 PM
Re: Internet Postal Service

However, I am a little perplexed by a mandate for everyone to be guaranteed the highest and fastest service, no matter the ability to pay.

I'm a bit puzzled about where you got that mandate from? Putting the internet under Title2 with forbearance doesn't say that. And many of the ISPs already operate under Title2 rules.

I don't think anyone has stated that everyone will be guaranteed the best service -- only that there can be no discrimination or throttling. ISPs can't purposefully make Netflix slower than their own streaming video. Does that mean ISPs are required to give Netflix 1Gbps speeds everywhere? I don't think so....

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11/13/2014 | 2:41:46 PM
Internet Postal Service
I understand a need for Everyone to have Internet access in this day and age.  The Postal Service was created in 1775 and eventually given a mandate to reach each and every household in America -- because basic communication is the foundation of our society.

However, I am a little perplexed by a mandate for everyone to be guaranteed the highest and fastest service, no matter the ability to pay.  Moreover, it seems like Government does not understand that the current networking situation is far more dynamic and less "mature" so that, as they are fond of saying, they can turn it into a utlity.  For example, I know of only one way to delive water to the home, a pipe.  There is no wireless water to compete with pipes.

That said, I would approve of guaranteeing some minimal access as a kind of Postal Service and Emergency Broadcast Network.   I don't see why such a network could not be made available at little cost, but without the super high speed capabilities of a video entertainment delivery system.  And this system, not more than ever, could be built using SDN. 


As long as mainly text web pages could be read, social media accessed, Wikipedia used for school and email received, doesn't that create the equivalent of an e-Postal Service?  And, given basic access, should the Free Market then not be allowed to set its prices in a competitive fashion?

 

 


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