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Re: Two Tiered Internet
On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 email@example.com wrote: > but do i get "the Internet"? ... your claim is that > i am not paying for it. my bills indicate that i -am- > paying for it. (regardless of priority... after all, the > Internet is "best-effort" ... and w/ QoS, i don't get that > anymore... i get the choice to buy crap instead of best effort...) > Best effort is the top-tier of the QoS/priority pyramid... as > sad as that is. You start with a flawed assumption, you end up with wrong conclusions. Who said this had anything to do with "the Internet"? Instead, this is about additional private network services, which cable companies already do over coax, that telco's want to offer over a multiservice access line in addition to "the Internet." Coax can carry over a Gigibit of data, but cable companies usually sell user's less than 10Mbps for Internet data. Cable companies reserve the rest of the their network capacity for private services like HBO, video on demand and voice. Just because part of a physical line is used for Internet service doesn't mean everything going across the same line is the Internet. The telephone companies are asking for the same ability to sell multiple services over the same physical line. Cable companies didn't make their Internet service slower when they add more private services, why do people expect the telephone companies to make their Internet service worse when the telephone companies add private services to their network?