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(Google)   AT&T files patent to control access to internet and to charge for different levels of access. And so it begins   (google.com) divider line 18
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2014-02-02 03:54:49 PM
8 votes:

Shostie: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 666x485]

That will never happen because who the f*ck is going to pay $50/mo. for access to f*ckin' Digg?


Well... would you pay $5.00 a month, then?
2014-02-02 07:26:18 PM
6 votes:

pla: cman : Anyone who tries to subvert this will lose all their customers.

To whom, exactly?

Most Americans have zero, one, or two realistic choices for internet access (I'll exclude bad jokes like HughesNet and going back to dialup). Personally, I have exactly one choice for "broadband", and by that word I mean only one tiny notch above satellite internet.

If my ISP decided to ban the entire world of Google (search, GMail, YouTube, etc), I couldn't do a damned thing about it except smile and apply the complimentary lube.


Wait a second, you get lube?!
2014-02-02 04:01:25 PM
4 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Shostie: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 666x485]

That will never happen because who the f*ck is going to pay $50/mo. for access to f*ckin' Digg?

Well... would you pay $5.00 a month, then?


Nobody is dumb enough to pay $5 a month to a website. $4.16 a month however is quite the bargain
2014-02-02 11:39:32 PM
2 votes:

fusillade762: Bandwidth Abuse

Is that what they're calling it these days?


I always called it flogging the bishop, but there ya go.
2014-02-02 06:58:35 PM
2 votes:
I have to give it to AT&T, they could create added value to American shareholders.

May I suggest that the water company also charge according to the purpose of the water used.
For instance, washing your car, that would be at the lowest tier.  Bathing, that would be set at higher tier.  Water used for cooking and and drinking, that would be set at the highest tier.

Why are water companies not taking advantage of tiered price options.  They could make so much more money for their shareholders.
2014-02-02 04:52:57 PM
2 votes:

sithon: like they do with cable.


Then they can sit on their asses until whatever Netflix translation shows up and ruins them.


static2.wikia.nocookie.net

The internet...uh...finds a way.
2014-02-02 03:41:05 PM
2 votes:

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 666x485]


That will never happen because who the f*ck is going to pay $50/mo. for access to f*ckin' Digg?
2014-02-03 09:59:29 AM
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: DubtodaIll: Why does greed go so unchecked in this country?

Freedom.


i.imgur.com
2014-02-03 08:56:35 AM
1 votes:

criiiiiisp: Did anyone in the comments actually read the patent? This is a hardware patent to restrict bandwidth usage in wireless devices. It is meant to control people from hogging channel bandwidth, not restrict what sites you access.


Read the patent? Hell, I didn't even read this post. But I seriously believe that Cox cable throttles my free content over Roku. Particularly YouTube. But I'd rather deal in generalities than actually prove my theory.
2014-02-03 02:07:21 AM
1 votes:

soundguy: Start home-based business

Sign up for business internet plan

Do anything you want - no port blocking, no DNS redirecting, no bandwidth limits, run servers 24/7

Write off cost of business internet as business expense

3) - profit

Point and laugh at the poors and the stupids


4) Get visit from IRS.
2014-02-02 10:50:57 PM
1 votes:
DubtodaIll: Why does greed go so unchecked in this country?

Because we do not burn these people at the stake, perhaps?
2014-02-02 09:46:48 PM
1 votes:

DubtodaIll: Why does greed go so unchecked in this country?


Freedom.
2014-02-02 09:29:45 PM
1 votes:
BBS's...we're showing our age! I remember letting that 2400 baud modem run its ass off all nite long just for a 1 meg file or so. Took up a buncha' space on my 20 meg HD. Good thing I had Double-disk installed.....Good times.....

/had to choose D/L's wisely
//after many PBR's, generally didn't..... :)
2014-02-02 09:18:01 PM
1 votes:

Enemabag Jones: cman
DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 666x485]
Will never happen.
The Internet is not going to devolve into BBS-like systems.
Its against its culture. The Internet is decentralized. Anyone who tries to subvert this will lose all their customers. They do push hard but they would never push that hard.

The next logical step would be consumers going secure VPN sites to encrypt. Then either service level (speed or measured data) would be adjusted according the plan, or providers would have to restrict vpn usage.


Of course VPN usage would be restricted.  You'd have to subscribe to the "business" service to use VPN.  Home users don't need that feature.  Duh.
2014-02-02 08:23:32 PM
1 votes:

cman: Kahabut: cman: DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 666x485]

Will never happen.

The Internet is not going to devolve into BBS-like systems.

Its against its culture. The Internet is decentralized. Anyone who tries to subvert this will lose all their customers. They do push hard but they would never push that hard.

It's pretty funny to hear this.  If you knew anything about the actual construction of the internet, you'd know that we already pretty much missed that bus.  The internet was BUILT with those concepts, but it hasn't been operated that way in a very long time.

As a for instance, try and run a server on your home internet connection and see how that goes for you.

ISPs have never allowed one to run some sort of web browser on their network.


They did before the ISPs decided to start charging more for node level access to the internet.  Don't worry, this all happened before you were born.
2014-02-02 06:58:20 PM
1 votes:
once upon a time children there used to be floppy disks, and net neutrality, freedom of information was still a dream,  but it was something else back in the day.

one day I will tell you of the myth when a pop, hot dog made of real meat, and a small bag of chips cost a n ickle.

"whats a nnickle?"
2014-02-02 06:34:42 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 666x485]


Wait, wait, wait. You mean I'll be able to not get Facebook AND pay less for it? Sign me up!
2014-02-02 05:45:07 PM
1 votes:
Bandwidth Abuse

Is that what they're calling it these days?
 
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