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Posted using LJ Talk... [Dec. 28th, 2008|05:27 am]
Artur Bergman
Whenever you read something like "who claim that there will be no real downsides if we allow companies to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers." you are reading some delusional socialist who fail to realize that that the entire point of companies is to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers. And that we can choose not to the use them. If we can't choose, there are already laws to deal with that.

Yes, I am looking at you, bit torrent abusing (yeah, you abused my free wifi too) users who want to keep and eat their all you can eat internet cake.

Infrastructure ain't cheap or free.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2008-12-28 06:18 pm (UTC)
This can go both ways.

If you are paying for a service, a service that advertises foo mb/sec xfer speeds, I feel that you should be able to use 24/7 foo mb/sec (since that is what you are paying for). Its the ISP's fault if they are selling a foo mb/sec product and dont have a pipe to handle foo mb/sec * number sold. If its shitty for everyone else because I'm using what I paid for, then thats the ISP's fault for either poor planning, deceptive advertising, or both.

Now using a /free/ product has a different outlook. You're expected to use as little as possible because (although a TON of people dont realize this) nothing is free and SOMEONE is footing the bill so you don't have to.
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-12-28 06:20 pm (UTC)
Sure, but that is just false advertisement, or invalid contracts! There already are laws to deal with that.

The real problem with the ISPs filtering and caps are that they are quiet about it. I am okay with limits as long as they are disclosed. Then I can make an informed choice on what ISP to choose.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2008-12-28 06:32 pm (UTC)
For DSL, I've been really really really happy with sonic.net. Small company, no caps, even have an ipv6 tunnel if you really want one.. :)
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-12-28 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, I love sonic :)
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