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Re: Two Tiered Internet

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Wed Dec 14 20:13:35 2005

On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 07:28:06PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 [email protected] wrote:
> > 	but do i get "the Internet"?  ... your claim is that
> > 	i am not paying for it.  my bills indicate that i -am-
> > 	paying for it.  (regardless of priority... after all, the
> > 	Internet is "best-effort" ... and w/ QoS, i don't get that
> > 	anymore... i get the choice to buy crap instead of best effort...)
> > 	Best effort is the top-tier of the QoS/priority pyramid... as
> > 	sad as that is.
> You start with a flawed assumption, you end up with wrong conclusions.
> Who said this had anything to do with "the Internet"?

	well... the press?  the telco marketing droids??
= Telecoms want their products to travel on a faster Internet
= Major site owners oppose 2-tier system
= By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff  |  December 13, 2005
= <
= telecoms_want_their_products_to_travel_on_a_faster_internet/>
= AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. are lobbying Capitol Hill for the right
= to create a two-tiered Internet, where the telecom carriers' own
= Internet services would be transmitted faster and more efficiently
= than those of their competitors.

	darn that pesky Internet word keeps cropping up.
	to borrow a phrase;  "... I do not think it means what 
	you think it means..." - Princess Bride

> Instead, this is about additional private network services, which cable
> companies already do over coax, that telco's want to offer over a
> multiservice access line in addition to "the Internet."  Coax can carry
> over a Gigibit of data, but cable companies usually sell user's less
> than 10Mbps for Internet data.  Cable companies reserve the rest of
> the their network capacity for private services like HBO, video on
> demand and voice.  Just because part of a physical line is used for
> Internet service doesn't mean everything going across the same line
> is the Internet.

	sure... if thats really the case.

> 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?

	they should not call it "the Internet" then should they? :)