Comments on news posted 2012-11-05 18:58:52: Should wireless carriers use home Internet connections for backhaul? [networkworld.com]
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Re: Should wireless carriers use home Internet connections?
Ha! They'll charge YOU an interconnect fee! We're talking about the never-miss-a-nickel phone companies here.
Could this have been the incumbent carriers plan all along? Let DSL die, quietly sell FIOS to someone else and let everyone go to cable. Now the shoe is on the other foot. My crystal ball tells me that soon, Brian Roberts will repeat Ed Whitacre's rant about "using my lines for free!".
If they start doing this ISPs also have to start providing a level of quality of service to home Internet connections. After all, if that same carrier is partnered with or happens to own a mobile company, they're not going to want their network to perform badly. That means cutting down on congested cable nodes, congested DSLAMs, etc, and configuring the carrier-end routers to avoid playing games with the data on a line.
Kearnstd Space Elf Premium join:2002-01-22 Mullica Hill, NJ kudos:1
smart meter security...
Why should I even care if they can tell if my plasma TV is on or not?
Because if they are looking to rob the place I can bet they are snooping around the property or casing out the neighborhood itself already.
I think it is best to not worry about your electric meter and focus on securing the points of entry. motion sensing lights and high quality deadbolts will make me feel more secure than any amount of encryption on an electric meter that simply pulses off a meter reading every once and awhile. -- [65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports