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Top message:  even if we disagree on where the regulation comes from by mkl4466   Jan 28, 2011, 8:53 PM

Replying to:  Re: No, you're thinking of it only one way by Menno   Feb 1, 2011, 4:16 PM

Re: No, you're thinking of it only one way

by lollipop    Feb 1, 2011, 5:10 PM

Actually FiOS had to go through ZERO red tape. The reason for the mandated service areas of ISPs is due the laws on providing copper wiring... When an ISP comes into an area they are allowed to place down their copper as they have to purchase the rights to operate in that area. ISPs operate exactly like Energy Utilites.

FiOS actually avoided ALL red tape by the fact that their technology did not mandate laying down copper wires but the laying of Glass. SO they escaped the laws which allowed them to lay down fiber lines that were subsized by the federal government.... Its actually an extremely interesting story.


Um... come to Richmond and most of the surrounding area in VA as no one wants comcast... I have lived in three different apartment in the past 6 years and not one place could Comcast service without providing a shotty product. Also you would do better to learn the difference between Customer Service and Product Services.

Again your water is a government provided "monopoly" care to explain to me why goverment provided water is actually cleaner then the bottled water provided by Beverage companies? If government ownership is terrible then we should just strip the US government of all services and how corporations provide them. Oh we are doing that with the military and so far the costs have BALLOONED and these benovolent institutions have overcharged us...

That state agency is running against Cable Vision to which they obliterated them. Why? Because if you did not know infrastructure is actually FAR CHEAPER then you realize.

I don't care about Canada. Just because Canada did something means nothing. Columbia has a government modeled after our own so should we disband our police because their's happens to be rife with corruption? What Canada does is immaterial and has as much barring as Egypt or Indonesia...

The truth of the matter is one there is no bandwidth issues and its amazing how "unlimited access" is always skewed. Unlimited Access though does enter into this as both Open access and unlimited are closely tied. Unlimted Access is the first attacked because it allows corporations to tier there services and keep network upgrade costs at a minimum. This means an ISP or a Broadband provider does not have to worry about data consumption forcing them to increase network backhaul which drives down cost.

Second because the need for caps it then is argued that for better network management that the ISP/carrier needs to be allowed to offer network services to sites to shore up revenue to pay for future upgrades to an already "beleagured" network. Data caps are a rode into closing the internet down because it provides another excuse to why an ISP has to charge netflix for recieving its (netflix) traffic on said ISPs network.

Now you do realize you live in a Democratic system right? I mean you guys had zero problem giving up many civil liberties via the Patriot Act and basically allowing the presidency to have the power to ignore congress. If you honestly believe that regulating industry is in some way going to save your rights then i suggest you read Fascism.

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