Net neutrality proposal

Randall Shimizu randall.t.shimizu at gmail.com
Sun May 11 22:15:36 PDT 2014


Sorry I meant most of us are opposed to ending neutrality.


On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM, DJA <dallen at codermotor.com> wrote:

> On 05/11/2014 07:41 PM, Randall Shimizu wrote:
>
>> Most of us in the group are opposed to the principal of net neutrality as
>> am I.
>>
>
> On what basis do you claim that most in the group share your opinion? Do
> you most of us? I haven't seen any discussion on the subject here, but then
> maybe I missed something or this has been a meeting topic.
>
>
>
>  But I am wondering if would acceptable or plausible to pay for
>> additional speed and capacity.
>>
>
> That's great for all of you that have that kind of money. I don't, so if I
> want a small web presence I guess I am forced to play in a digital ghetto.
>
> I am already paying a premium price for bandwidth that some of the rest of
> the world barely considers broadband. And the price seems to go up every
> few months.
>
>
>
>  Let me be clear about this I am talking
>> about bring online more bandwidth to those that are willing to pay for for
>> it.  The downside is that ISP's could use this as a way to demand that
>> companies pay for this possibly.
>>
>
> Companies don't pay for anything, including taxes. Their customers do - up
> to the point where their customers can't or won't anymore. So, I get
> screwed on both ends: first as customer of my ISP, and again as a customer
> of any company that is passing on their ISP's jacked up prices onto me.
>
> I don't know if net neutrality is a solution. I *do* know that the present
> system is not fair either. Especially in the light of decreased regulation
> and increase in the number of BigCo mergers (and the resulting decrease in
> competition and choice).
>
> At the moment I think I'm on the side of categorizing /all/
> telecommunication providers (of consumer public access services - e.g.
> telephone, cable TV, satellite, and ISP's) as common carriers, and
> regulating them as such.
>
>
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