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Re: Two Tiered Internet

  • From: Tony Li
  • Date: Wed Dec 14 19:55:07 2005

The telephone companies are asking for the same ability to sell multiple
services over the same physical line. Cable companies didn't make their
Internet service slower when they add more private services, why do
people expect the telephone companies to make their Internet service
worse when the telephone companies add private services to their network?

Because they're telephone companies.

Because they can't manufacture bandwidth that isn't there. Cable co's provide
broadband with a fraction of the loop capacity. For telco's to offer premium
service, they have to take from the aggregate capacity. It's a zero sum game,
and for the telco's to get more, the subscribers get less.