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    Re: Netflix Partner Says Comcast ‘Toll’ Threatens Online Video Delivery

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    use the Euro way.. force owners of the cables to share. Great competition you get, lower prices and great quality
    I wish we could do that here. This is one thing I admire about Europe. I also admire their innovation, I heard the Netherlands installed new infrastructure that allows ISPs there to supply their customers with cutting edge technology and much faster speeds to the internet (I don't know many details, one of my friends over there was telling me about it.)
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    Re: Netflix Partner Says Comcast ‘Toll’ Threatens Online Video Delivery

    I'm not opposed to internet service providers charging people for the amount of data they consume, just like electric companies charge people by the kilowatt-hour. That just makes sense, and I think that it's probably how ISPs will start operating in the near future.

    However, that's completely separate from slowing access to certain websites over others, ostensibly because they use too much bandwidth but in reality because they threaten the ISP's own commercial interests. That kind of **** should be banned entirely.
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    Re: Netflix Partner Says Comcast ‘Toll’ Threatens Online Video Delivery

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Netflix takes up a substantial portion of the total U.S. bandwidth, and is (IMHO) profiting partially from a form of arbitrage.
    Then Comcast and other ISPs should start charging people for the amount of data that they use, rather than dictating where they can use it.
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    Re: Netflix Partner Says Comcast ‘Toll’ Threatens Online Video Delivery

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    use the Euro way.. force owners of the cables to share. Great competition you get, lower prices and great quality
    I completely agree. Telecom is one area where European laws are pretty clearly superior to American laws.
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