The W
Views: 106870112
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
4.9.08 1826
The 7 - Internet & Computers - Telecoms want Google to pay for bandwidth Register and log in to post!
(307 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (3 total)
rinberg
Boudin rouge
Level: 48

Posts: 144/495
EXP: 776003
For next: 47545

Since: 30.1.02
From: South Georgia

Since last post: 1334 days
Last activity: 2 days
#1 Posted on 26.1.06 0816.06
Reposted on: 26.1.13 0817.36
It appears that Bell South, Verizon, & friends want major websites to pay for bandwidth that their customers are already buying. If they succeed they could profit enormously, but only at the expense of the websites that will have to pass that cost onto us or die (from customers disappearing) trying.
Promote this thread!
JALman
Boerewors
Level: 43

Posts: 101/384
EXP: 521716
For next: 43335

Since: 7.7.02
From: Almost there

Since last post: 400 days
Last activity: 55 min.
#2 Posted on 26.1.06 1028.37
Reposted on: 26.1.13 1029.01
Bellsouth and (I believe) SBC has been planning this for some months now. I've been following the discussions on BroadbandReports on this. Sadly, some of the posters there think it's *okay* that BellSouth would be doing this and would accept "slightly" slower quality of service. I believe there will be a painful slippery slope that will extend to everybody, even the end-users and webmasters of small Web sites, if this development comes to pass.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator
Level: 141

Posts: 3653/6088
EXP: 33646148
For next: 473950

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 21 days
Last activity: 7 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#3 Posted on 26.1.06 1902.06
Reposted on: 26.1.13 1902.44
I'm already paying my hosting company for Bandwidth, and my cable company for bandwidth. If they want to charge more for the websites, they can charge either one of those providers. I can't see paying a third time.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: DVD-Rom won't read CDs
Next thread: Download interuptus
Previous thread: "Family Guy's" Stewie to get Internet talk show!?
(307 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Internet & Computers - Telecoms want Google to pay for bandwidthRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.175 seconds.