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To: markomalley

I like unlimited bandwidth as much as the next guy, but this is property seizure and a tragedy of the commons.

If I were a telco, I would slow down my buildout and limit the bandwidth available to my customers so that I wouldn’t have to keep upgrading my backbone to handle unlimited amounts of data.

In other words, this policy will be counterproductive. It is a typical leftist view—the evil profiteering companies have unlimited bandwidth and are gouging us.

Of course, in certain cases, like SMS messaging charges, this is true, but that’s not the main point here.


7 posted on 07/02/2011 5:40:01 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Not being argumentative but what does bandwidth and/or speed have to do with the neutrality rules?


8 posted on 07/02/2011 6:29:28 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

More importantly, the policy will tend to cause scarcity of bandwidth, since the capital necessary to build new infrastructure will likely not flow to a controlled business.

Once scarcity is predominant, then government will be able to dictate usage.

See radio and tv frequency spectrum and the history of the FCC.


9 posted on 07/02/2011 6:34:02 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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