charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Dec 3 21:14:39 MST 2008
On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 08:31:05PM -0700, Andy Bradford wrote:
> Thus said Von Grant Fugal on Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:38:20 MST:
> > What if what if what if. If people are going to play nice on the
> > internet then we can have our current internet. If people aren't going
> > to play nice then we need a new, enforceable internet. It's really
> > that simple. uTorrent can do whatever it pleases, because there's
> > nothing to stop it.
> At least until uTorrent users (whether client side or hosting side) get
> slapped with bandwidth overage charges. :-) If an ISP can't charge for
> this kind of usage, then their network will become saturated and cause
> the loss of customers. Bad ISP goes out of business, ``nasty torrent
> users'' are forced off the network, end of story.
More likely: bad ISP wheedles Congress for welfare for business,
A.K.A. bailouts, claiming (incorrectly) that if they go out of
business, their poor customers won't have Internet service. Ben
Benanke waves his magic wand to pay for it, and the $ gets that much
closer to collapse.
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