Linked by fran on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:04 UTC
Internet & Networking There is a falling out between governments & ISPs on the one hand and consumer groups and companies like YouTube and Netflix on the other. Lately more punitive measures affecting these companies and consumers have emerged that include increased throttling, greater per-usage billing and lower internet caps. The internet as whole is struggling to find a self-sustaining business model that supports the rising speed and bandwidth requirements of consumers and online media purveyors. The conflict boils down to who should pay and to what degree they should pay.
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by corbintechboy on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 20:29 UTC
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Well we are already seeing people cut corners to save money. I swear the people who control us want to see us all fail.

People get rid of cable TV and take on something like Netflix to save money. Then we move to tiered data on the web and suddenly people are tightening the belt on data usage. So then internet shopping sites lose revenue because people want to save data usage to watch streaming services. Option 2 is these people simply pick back up television services and move on to something like dial up (email only and light browsing solution).

Greed is ruining us all! We are all going to drown in the greed of the people who run us, be it the Government, media company, cellphone carrier...

Monkey see monkey do, AT&T did tiered data, why can't we milk the consumer for money they don't have and call it "we don't have the resources"?

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