Comments on: Comcast FCC decision: the reactions http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/01/comcast-fcc-decision-the-reactions/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bj novack http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/01/comcast-fcc-decision-the-reactions/#comment-351649 Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:29:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/01/comcast-fcc-decision-the-reactions/#comment-351649 Network Operators are foisting this fiction of an overloaded internet so they can limit competition, and because the hundreds of billions of dollars they were given to build out the network was never spent that way. If Congress re-enacts Local Loop Unbundling in a form that the courts can’t overturn, then we’ll have the same cheap and speedy OPEN internet they do in Korea, France, Great Britain, Japan, and many other countries who are ahead of the US in broadband/fiber deployment and buildout. It’s time these regulatory whores stopped crying foul when they get their hands slapped for behaving badly. They’re the ones who are all for regulation that grants them near monopoly market powers but are crying foul when they do something OBVIOUSLY to cut out the competition from Netflix and other video content providers, and then BLAME IT ON “illegal” filesharers (how convenient!)

Watch what the next move is– they go to Usage Based Pricing, but “exempt” their own pay per view movies from the usage. Same result– they kill the competition.

The only way to stop this is to open up the lines to competition.

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/01/comcast-fcc-decision-the-reactions/#comment-351606 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 22:01:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/08/01/comcast-fcc-decision-the-reactions/#comment-351606 UBP, what a laugh.
So if I pay for a 15M line, 56K is the limited usage?
This is what happens when Access & Content are provided by the same company.

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