[ale] Republicans’ “Internet Freedom Act” would wipe out net neutrality | Ars Technica
brian.mathis+ale at betteradmin.com
Sat Mar 7 14:51:25 EST 2015
On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 12:50 PM, DJ-Pfulio <DJPfulio at jdpfu.com> wrote:
> On 03/07/2015 12:47 PM, Brian Mathis wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Jay Lozier <jslozier at gmail.com
> > <mailto:jslozier at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > To me, the better solution is not allow the there to be local
> > monopolies. In many communities, the monopoly exists because local
> > governments granted an exclusive franshise to a cable provider. A
> > single, local provider in theory means better local control but
> > management had been defrauding the members for years. As someone who
> > lives in their service area I would love the chance to use someone
> > With services like this, you need to have local monopolies on some level,
> > otherwise you'd have a different set of wires running everywhere for each
> > service provider, and the streets would be constantly under construction
> > other providers were installing new lines, etc..., which has other
> > impacts. This is the reason that exclusive franchises are granted in
> the first
> > place (often with large tax breaks).
> We have Naked DSL ... we need naked coax and naked fibre too.
> Sorta like the atlanta gas setup.
Right. And gas is regulated as a utility.
❧ Brian Mathis
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