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Re: Two Tiered Internet
On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Stephen Sprunk wrote: > Thus spake "Christopher L. Morrow" <email@example.com> > > users might switch to alternate access methods. That works as > > long as there are alternate access methods, and as long as the > > telecom's don't 'cabal' and all do the same hideously bad thing... > > Congress appears to be working hard to make sure that happens. I hope that congress doesn't allow all the telcos to decide to do the same bad thing at the same bad time... I suppose they might though :( They've been known to do some stupid things with respect to 'Internet' stuff. > > > I do think it'd be funny for SBC or BS to do this sort of thing and get > > massive customer loss when their customers defect to cable > > modem networks. > > Do you really think the cablecos will be significantly less evil than the > telcos? I'm not as optimistic about the result of a legislated duopoly. So far they seem to be not quite so evil (minus their port blocking for some services, and rate-shaping for other services)... I used them as an example though, really so long as there is another game in town (competition) think the SBC/BS proposals will not last very long. At the very least I'd bet that they won't garner the profits that the SBC/BS execs are hoping will arrive.