Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2007 13:37 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Internet & Networking The US Justice Department has said that internet service providers should be allowed to charge for priority traffic. The agency said it was opposed to 'network neutrality', the idea that all data on the net is treated equally. The comments put the agency at odds with companies such as Microsoft and Google, who have called for legislation to guarantee equal access to the net.
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by MNKyDeth on Fri 7th Sep 2007 20:34 UTC
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Maybe what we need is everyone to put up the money to pay for fiber from their house to the middle of the road or wherever the main wire drag is located on there property. Then make the govn't come in and lay all the rest at our tax paying expense. Looks liek we are going to end up paying for it anyway, might as well make it so we can control our portion of it.
Then have all the isp's connect to it aswell to offer us the services we need.

Never having to change our in home connection from cable or dsl and just use the straight fiber to our equipment to our comps. And we only pay the provider we want for the specific services we need.

This way they are relegated to services on the net but not the actual connection. Controlling the connection is the issue imo. Example, in order to have dsl I"must have" a phone line and number. For cable I "must have" basic cable.
Basic cable or a phone, I could care less about. Cell phones at this point cost less than a land line and have stupid amount of features that land lines do not have. Who cares about basic cable, it's just standard tv at this point, get a sattalite or HD cable for all the features you need. Wich btw, could be traversed into our homes via the fiber aswell.

Just my rant and my opinion.

Edited 2007-09-07 20:38

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RE: rant
by jaypee on Sat 8th Sep 2007 01:11 in reply to "rant"
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Read my previous comment. We actually already paid for fiber in the 1990's. The telcos took the money but didn't put in the fiber optic network(s) they promised to provide in exchange for all our tax money.

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