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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Well yes these are domestic plans, you can't spend 50TB a week
    Wanna bet!? Watch full HD content all day for a week.. and maybe you will get there!

    Here in Australia we have plans that are based on data, you buy... a 50GB plan or a 100GB plan, which lasts for a month. If you go over that limit you're shaped to 56k.
    Yes those ISPs do exist in Europe but are very very few. The reason they put said limits on is because they dont have the "hole" out that is needed to supply unlimited downloads. Now saying that, 50GB is enough for most and 100GB should cover all but the big downloaders. Problem comes when you start getting video on demand in HD (or even normal), then those 100 GB poof very fast. Therefore internet based TV is the first causality of such plans. In the US, Comcast has kicked users off because of "overuse" of Youtube..

    You'd think the free market would supply some of the overwhelming demand for unlimited usage plans, but it doesn't.
    Actually it does, IF that free market is protected by regulation that promotes competition. In Europe we have that. I live in Spain, which by European standards is a 3rd world country when it comes to internet and according to the OECD about the same as the US (on average speeds). I have access to easily 5+ different ISPs with the 3 big ones giving free telephone and internet TV for 40 euros a month. If I just want a 3mb line (the smallest one out there) then I pay around 15 to 20 euros. In Denmark I can get it even cheaper and much more bandwidth and all of them are pretty much unlimited downloads. Add to that at least 5 wireless providers, plus 5+ 3G providers in the area then I have access to 15+ ISP providers ranging from 1 Mbit to 10+ mbit.. and there are more come to think of it. I know there are at least 3 ISP companies (local) that focus on the expat market, and then a few more on top of that..so 20+ at least.

    I can only name one in my entire city, and they have a virtual monopoly so they charge insane prices (and only on 24mbit speeds). Trust me. It's not fun at all.
    I know fully what you mean.. it was how it was in Europe (and is in some places still) 20 years ago.

    Internet infrastructure is extremely beneficial to business, Japan and South Korea both benefit enormously from their 150mbit+ general speeds. Internet speeds is another thing the US has fallen way behind in relative to the rest of the world.
    It is because the telecommunications companies dont want to invest in infrastructure but instead pay out massive bonuses and dividend to their shareholders. And you can add Sweden to your list as well as Denmark. This is the main problem with situations like the American... zero competition to push companies to compete on quality and quantity... why boost your network if you have a geographical monopoly? The best way to fix such a situation is do what the Europeans did.. force the infrastructure open.. that anyone can rent in (at reasonable prices) on the backbone of the monopoly company and that the monopoly company has the legal right to expand and maintain the network for say 50 years as long as it gives access to other companies. Soon you will see new companies entering the market.. like it or not, the copper/fiberoptic cables in the ground is a huge entrance barrier in the telecommunications market.
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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Wanna bet!? Watch full HD content all day for a week.. and maybe you will get there!



    Yes those ISPs do exist in Europe but are very very few. The reason they put said limits on is because they dont have the "hole" out that is needed to supply unlimited downloads. Now saying that, 50GB is enough for most and 100GB should cover all but the big downloaders. Problem comes when you start getting video on demand in HD (or even normal), then those 100 GB poof very fast. Therefore internet based TV is the first causality of such plans. In the US, Comcast has kicked users off because of "overuse" of Youtube..



    Actually it does, IF that free market is protected by regulation that promotes competition. In Europe we have that. I live in Spain, which by European standards is a 3rd world country when it comes to internet and according to the OECD about the same as the US (on average speeds). I have access to easily 5+ different ISPs with the 3 big ones giving free telephone and internet TV for 40 euros a month. If I just want a 3mb line (the smallest one out there) then I pay around 15 to 20 euros. In Denmark I can get it even cheaper and much more bandwidth and all of them are pretty much unlimited downloads. Add to that at least 5 wireless providers, plus 5+ 3G providers in the area then I have access to 15+ ISP providers ranging from 1 Mbit to 10+ mbit.. and there are more come to think of it. I know there are at least 3 ISP companies (local) that focus on the expat market, and then a few more on top of that..so 20+ at least.



    I know fully what you mean.. it was how it was in Europe (and is in some places still) 20 years ago.



    It is because the telecommunications companies dont want to invest in infrastructure but instead pay out massive bonuses and dividend to their shareholders. And you can add Sweden to your list as well as Denmark. This is the main problem with situations like the American... zero competition to push companies to compete on quality and quantity... why boost your network if you have a geographical monopoly? The best way to fix such a situation is do what the Europeans did.. force the infrastructure open.. that anyone can rent in (at reasonable prices) on the backbone of the monopoly company and that the monopoly company has the legal right to expand and maintain the network for say 50 years as long as it gives access to other companies. Soon you will see new companies entering the market.. like it or not, the copper/fiberoptic cables in the ground is a huge entrance barrier in the telecommunications market.
    I agree with you. Although by a domestic plan I meant in the contract there's often a clause that says you must use it personally, and some even give a vague definition of "reasonable". I didn't mean you 'can't' get to 50TB. I use a lot of HD video and I get to about 500GB a month, in combination with a LOT of downloads. I don't think I could get to 20 TB, let alone 50TB, even if I ran my connection 24/7.

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Other than simple things like online banking and whatnot, I could EASILY shut off the internet and live just fine without it. Information is easily obtained in a number of ways these days.

    And frankly, I get tired of being so "connected" all the time. On the weekends, I usually put the phone away and turn off the computers. Somehow they survived during the days of the Pony Express, and so can I.

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    I warned this was coming weeks ago and to those who have their heads placed firmly up their back side, get this straight. This will have a direct and profound effect on websites like this one.

    Those who think the rules are harsh now haven't seen anything yet.

    The next thing Obama and his Marxist/Socialist radical cabal are going after is Radio and in a direct attack on free speech.

    Obama in on schedule to keep up with his pal Hugo Chavez who wants total dictatorial power, but only for a year.

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    John McCain's "Internet Freedom Act" Seeks to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
    A man who readily admits to being computer illiterate sponsoring this bill... hmmm..

    Don't pretend it's all Democrats doing this. It's corporate lobbyists pushing this, and they don't care much for party lines.

    I'm not suggesting that any physical retaliation should occur if the FCC does end net neutrality. Not saying that at all.
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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I warned this was coming weeks ago and to those who have their heads placed firmly up their back side, get this straight. This will have a direct and profound effect on websites like this one.

    Those who think the rules are harsh now haven't seen anything yet.

    The next thing Obama and his Marxist/Socialist radical cabal are going after is Radio and in a direct attack on free speech.

    Obama in on schedule to keep up with his pal Hugo Chavez who wants total dictatorial power, but only for a year.

    Right, I trust him. Do you "Firsters?"
    Hugo Chavez liked Obama to begin with, then he saw the "other side" of Obama, that's on display now. Chavez is extremely anti-imperialist. Funnily enough, he has a much higher approval rating in his own country than Obama has in his :P

    I honestly don't get how you can make this out to be some big communist takeover of the internet like in China. They're (and I don't even know why you're including Obama in this, he has little to do with it :S) not touching the content of the internet itself, just making sure that specific sites can't be blocked/throttled to coincide with ISP interests. Now, you might not like this, but it's certainly nothing like China, where they block most searches, monitor your browsing 24/7, delete content, don't let you upload much, etc.

    Conservatives have to begin to realize that private tyrannies aren't that distinguished from public tyrannies.

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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I warned this was coming weeks ago and to those who have their heads placed firmly up their back side, get this straight. This will have a direct and profound effect on websites like this one.

    Those who think the rules are harsh now haven't seen anything yet.

    The next thing Obama and his Marxist/Socialist radical cabal are going after is Radio and in a direct attack on free speech.

    Obama in on schedule to keep up with his pal Hugo Chavez who wants total dictatorial power, but only for a year.

    Right, I trust him. Do you "Firsters?"
    How on earth can it be Obama's fault when it is the companies themselves, known right wing backers, that are pushing for the legislation so they can screw over the American people yet again? This "net neutrality" thing has been going on for longer than Obama was been in office and as far as I can see the people talking for this, are the Republicans..
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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    ISPs can have their rules, as long as they are based on the rule of law. There will always be business opportunities for ISPs to provide what the users want, regardless of the political biases of the users... as long as the government doesn't take over and censor the content. IMO, the attempt to legislate these internet traffic rules is a first step towards excessive government control and censorship!
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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    It's not Obama's fault that so many government jackasses continue to look for another way to extend their power over the people. However, Obama's track record against personal freedom (i.e. Obamacare, corporate takeovers, stimulus, etc.) would lead a sane one to think that Obama supports this new affront to our freedom.
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    Re: Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts

    Any bill that tells providers what they can and cannot do in regards to their services is bull****. I would have no problem paying for a fast lane if Time Warner went through that route. If people want to keep competition going in regards to the net, how about attacking the quasi-monopolies that the cable companies and Land line companies have.


    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Conservatives have to begin to realize that private tyrannies aren't that distinguished from public tyrannies.
    Expect I can leave a private tyranny, public tyrannies not so much.
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