Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Aug 2010 20:28 UTC
Internet & Networking Lots of talk on net neutrality this week, mostly due to the joint policy proposal from Google and Verzion. While many Americans are calling for government-imposed net neutrality rules, The New York Times' Eric Pfanner proposes a different solution - one that has been working wonders in Europe. And hey, what a coincidence - I'm European!
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RE: ISP Competition good here
by ssa2204 on Mon 16th Aug 2010 20:20 UTC in reply to "ISP Competition good here"
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I live in the country outside of a "town" of 185 in Wyoming. I have 4 ISP's to choose from. The reality of our population density makes both cable and DSL not practical, so the ISP's are mostly point to point wireless. I get 4 Mbps for $40/month. Not bad for being in the sticks.

Name one thing the government does well, or one thing they have regulated that had the intended consequences, and maybe I will consider net neutrality. I am not against net neutrality, I just don't think government can effectively implement it. Do it through competition.


One thing they have regulated well? Are you serious? How about Glass–Steagall that would have prevented the economic collapse 2 years ago! That worked pretty damn well for 60 years. About when regulations are actually enforced we don't see the tragic deaths of miners? Oil workers? Or just about every god damn American who works in anything but a nice cushy office? How about regulation on S&Ls? That worked out wonders didn't it when that was de-regulated.

God the ignorance of the masses and their ability to self proscribe amnesia pills.

Edited 2010-08-16 20:21 UTC

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