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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    In some ways they DO limit what you can connect to a power line - but it's built into the systems - you can't plug a toaster into a 3-phase line unless you rewire it. No idea why you'd want to though...
    You don't actually get 3 phase power in a residence... You do get phase to neutral (120 V) and a phase to phase connection (208 V)... But your point is valid.

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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    You don't actually get 3 phase power in a residence... You do get phase to neutral (120 V) and a phase to phase connection (208 V)... But your point is valid.
    I think you COULD have 3-phase in a residence...but the installation fees might be...extreme...
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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    In some ways they DO limit what you can connect to a power line - but it's built into the systems - you can't plug a toaster into a 3-phase line unless you rewire it. No idea why you'd want to though...


    Edit: OK that example is bad...there are 3-phase toasters...according to a google search I just ran cause I was curious...

    How about...you can't plug a single-phase piece of equipment into a 3-phase line?
    Haha. My point is that in a truly capitalist society, a utility could require as part of a service contract a limitation of what you can plug in. It would be bad for society, but it would be the utility's right. Applying the same logic, an ISP could easily do what it wants with its fiber, including making tiers. Again, I think it's bad for society, but it WOULD be within their rights as a company who owns the fiber.
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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Haha. My point is that in a truly capitalist society, a utility could require as part of a service contract a limitation of what you can plug in. It would be bad for society, but it would be the utility's right. Applying the same logic, an ISP could easily do what it wants with its fiber, including making tiers. Again, I think it's bad for society, but it WOULD be within their rights as a company who owns the fiber.
    Which is why I think it might be better were the fiber publicly owned and maintained, so that all can use it.

    Obviously, however, giving everyone the best possible connection would be prohibitively expensive.
    Maintaining the main traffic lines, routers, and whatnot, would be more doable.
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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    A very good opinion article which I think hits the nail on the head.
    Obama Should Fire His FCC Chairman - Zephyr Teachout - POLITICO Magazine


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    Re: Do You Believe There Should Be a "Pay to Play" System on the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do you believe the FCC should allow a "pay to play" system on the internet?
    A new FCC Chair threatens to let cable and phone companies create an Internet fast lane for companies that can afford it and a slow lane for everyone else who cannot afford it.
    Doesn't this already exist with some services. I live in the country and I have skybeam internet service. You pay for the speed you want. I can't afford the highest speed they offer, so I pay a little less than some, and suffer through buffering videos
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