quote: When you understand WHY companies spent hundreds of billions to outfit homes with the fastest connections technology allowed-- without being forced to-- you'll understand the weakness in your argument.
quote: I've been saying this since the begining. As long as the telcoms are not allowed to degrade service from anyone to anyone else, there shouldn't be any problems. And while this proposal seems to embody that cause, I would be wary if it did not include a provision that prevented the telcoms from "re-assigning" current bandwidth for private (contracted) use, thereby allowing them to strategically remove bandwidth from the general internet backbone and effectively degrade service. They should be allowed to lay as much line (read: actual wires) as someone is willing to buy, and let that line be used only by the contractee (sp?).