wheel - 12:54 pm on Feb 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Cain, you've got a lot of positions not born out by facts.
I don't download 'specialty vids'. I download backups from my server. At 3:00 in the morning. That's what I'm paying for. The gov't should mandate that I pay extra for my internet fees?
I want internet TV and am prepared to pay an internet TV company. This move basically prevents ME from doing this in a cost effective fashion (so I'm limited by these measures now) and takes money from internet TV companies (which hurts business). It might affect me now, it will effect your 95% because it limits what your opportunities are in the future.
I see no sign of my useage bottling up the internet. That's another thing that's being touted and is blatantly false. The only thing dropping speed is that the lack of competition means they don't offer high speed alternatives in many places. Besides, when did it make any kind of sense that when a service is being used that the 'fix' is for the gov't to mandate to the businesses offering the service that they have to increase fees?
This makes as much sense as the US gov't declaring that the Best of the Web directory is getting full and therefore anyone who has more than one listing has to pay more for 2+ listings. What? the directory isn't full, and if it is, let BOTW figure it out and charge extra if they're so inclined. If they need more staff and servers to handle the load, let them figure it out how to fix it in a competitive environment.