The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play. - The Washington Post
LarrySheldon at cox.net
Fri Apr 25 04:57:51 UTC 2014
I just posted a completely empty message for which I apologize.
> Larry is confused. He can claim he is not, but posting to NANOG does
> not change the facts. Then again, just because I posted to NANOG
> doesn't prove I'm right either. Worst of all, this thread is pretty
> non-operational now.
In a private message I asked if he could name a single monopoly that
existed without regulation to protect its monopoly power.
>> So believe as you please. I'm going to believe that the FCC allowing
> monopolies (regulated or not) to charge content providers as they
> please will be bad for me and about 300 million other Americans.
"FCC allowing monopolies" -- suppose the FCC and other regulators and
aiders and abettors got out of the the monopoly business?
> Besides, what has this to do with my original questions?
Which were "Anyone afraid what will happen when companies which have
monopolies can charge content providers or guarantee packet loss?" and
"How is this good for the consumer?" and "How is this good for the market?"
My answer was an attempt to say that if you don't have any government
entities allowing and protecting (two pretty much interchangeable terms,
I prefer the latter) monopolies the answer to the first question is
"Huh? What?" and to the second and third "Best service for the best
price is pretty good for everybody. Except the losers that can't rip
you off without the FCC protection."
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