Verizon Policy Statement on Net Neutrality

Michael Thomas mike at
Sun Mar 1 16:01:19 UTC 2015

On 03/01/2015 05:08 AM, Clayton Zekelman wrote:
> Yes, so when cable modems were introduced to the network, they had to be designed to work on the EXISTING infrastructure which was designed to deliver cable TV. It's not some conspiracy to differentiate higher priced business services - it was a fact of RF technology and the architecture of the network they were overlaying this "new" service on top of.

They didn't want to give channels for internet bandwidth either. Life 
would have been
*far* more simple had the MSO's not *forced* the hardware designer to 
use their crappy
noisy back channel, such as it was. The move from analog -- which was 
happening around
the same time -- pretty much negated that reason, but by then they had a 
bunch more
reasons why they thought slow upstream was great for business.


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