[MVLUG] Fwd: throttling ethernet laws

Chris Gilmore chris.gilmore at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 00:49:51 MDT 2009


since the FCC has such a wonderful record of destroying everything it
touches, why not let it also destroy the internet.
say no to net neutrality.
this IS regulation.
governemnts have such a wonderful record censoring information on the
internet.


On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 10:33 PM, Joe Pfeiffer <joseph at pfeifferfamily.net>wrote:

> Very, very nice.  This is what I really like to hear -- I would like
> to point to two sentences from very near the end of the report:
>
> > However, telecommunications firms on both sides of the Atlantic
> > argue that carrying high-bandwidth content, such as video, puts an
> > extra burden on their networks and costs them money.
> > They argue the cost should, in part, be borne by the websites or the
> > consumers.
>
> Of course the cost should be borne by websites and consumers.  I
> should be paying for the bandwidth I use.  A high-bandwidth website
> should need to pay more for their access, and a high-bandwidth
> consumer should, as well.  Perfect neutrality would mean everyone
> connected to the internet would pay the same cost per byte, whether it
> was google.com, lcctnm.org, or pfeifferfamily.net.  If anything, there
> is an argument that the cost per byte for the high-bandwidth sites
> would be lower, since you end up paying more for infrastructure and
> less for incremental costs.  But given that I've paid for my access,
> my byte should be treated the same as google's.
>
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