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AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB

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Top message:  interesting... by Tomdg07   Mar 1, 2012, 1:10 PM

Replying to:  Re: interesting... by dlmjr   Mar 2, 2012, 2:28 PM

Re: interesting...

by mycool    Mar 2, 2012, 3:26 PM

dlmjr said:
To vote for what?
I've never seen anything related to cellular data use on any ballots.
You don't even have a say as to who the FCC commissioners are. They are appointed, not elected.


Wow, seriously? Did I say anything about voting for a ballot proposal (that does not exist) or for FCC commisioners. Do you honestly think I don't know that the FCC positions are appointed positions? But guess what... I can vote for Congressmen, Senators, a President, etc. And they are the ones that can appoint people to the FCC that watches over bad practices. And, I can voice my concern to them if they attempt to appoint someone who I don't agree with.

dlmjr said:
I have no idea why and when people thought they had some god given right to unlimited access to the internet with their cell phones and think that they have a say in how a company runs it's business.

It is childish, weird and so uninformed as to be laughable.


I'm going to say this again since you completely avoided my post (see link at bottom) in which I set you straight.

1) I own stock in AT&T and Verizon Communications. The amount does not matter. What matters is that even someone who owns 1 stock has a voice in the company.

2) This site has a comment section for a reason. It is so that we can voice our opinions and have reasonable discussions. Instead of stating your opinion in a constructive manner, you simply chose to chastise me.

3) I also have the ability to vote (see above).

4) I have an additional ability to vote with my wallet, which I employee frequently. There is a reason I stopped shopping at Best Buy and refuse to shop at WalMart. People always say to vote with your wallet... well guess what... I do!

Also, because I'm a nice guy I'll help you out and give you an example of what you should say instead of what you are saying:

mycool said:
I guess we'll agree to disagree. When AT&T has done everything possible and they show evidence that they cannot handle the traffic... real evidence ... then, and only then, should they be given the ability to throttle. But, to throttle because they made the decision to not invest in their network propertly and/or enough is not justification enough.


dlmjr: I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I feel that AT&T will run into network management issues if this continues. I don't think think there should be any regulation restricting AT&T from setting throttles. Yes, I understand that there isn't any regulation now, but I hope that the FCC does not step into this with new regulation. Also, I hope the DOJ does not overstep and bring a lawsuit on AT&T for this.


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