quote: We pay taxes in this country for more than one reason; one of which is compassion.
Depriving grand yet underprivelaged minds from the vast resources of the Internet is reprehensible.
Greater access to the poor is a joke. Introducing the internet to 'the poor' is a publicity ploy. Should the poor want internet access, it's great that they should be able to get it... but it's going to exploit more than educate them.
Joe Developer won't have any problems watching streaming videos or playing videogames on from public sources served on public servers... in fact, they'll have less problems watching streaming videos and playing videogames.
They'll have incredible problems transferring large projects between team members, utilizing peer-to-peer services to distribute their services, and to upgrade their software.
Typical freeware (Linux) operating-system distributions range from 1 to 4 DVDs, and upgrades are in the hundreds of megabytes.
Free SQL servers, heavily interactive web servers, and forums take up a ton of bandwidth.
quote: Supply won't increase any more with than without net neutrality, and neither will demand - it will increase at the same rate, segregating services will not physicly change capacity nor capability.
quote: Do you want an ID card? 85%
Do you want an ID card if you have to pay for it? 7%
So the govt reports 85% support and that will cost you GBP150 pounds each please.