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FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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reply to davisx

Re: Pay for this?

said by davisx:

Here's a question, if I have to actually pay for content from this website, why the heck would i want to be uploading anything?
They are trying to reduce their bandwidth costs at the expense of the ISP's bandwidth costs. I think they would lose in court claiming discrimination for blocking bittorent if the ISP blocks the whole protocol for all sites and not just specific ones. Of course, net neutrality could alter that equation if it ever passes. But personally I believe that an ISP can block a protocol and not a site and stay out of legal trouble.
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batterup
I Can Not Tell A Lie.
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Netcong, NJ

said by FFH:

They are trying to reduce their bandwidth costs at the expense of the ISP's bandwidth costs. ... Of course, net neutrality could alter that equation if it ever passes.
The builders of the network are risking billions of share holder dollars. There is no way they will permit leaches to suck them dry. Pass laws that prevent network providers from making a sufficient return on investment and the investment will stop.

wentlanc
You Can't Fix Dumb..

join:2003-07-30
Maineville, OH

said by batterup:

Pass laws that prevent network providers from making a sufficient return on investment and the investment will stop.
Define sufficient, and compare that to their earnings statements. All the more reason to go Muni. break-even is good enough.

puritan


batterup
I Can Not Tell A Lie.
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Netcong, NJ

said by wentlanc:

All the more reason to go Muni. break-even is good enough.

puritan
I don't want to pay higher taxes so kiddies can download porn.

wentlanc
You Can't Fix Dumb..

join:2003-07-30
Maineville, OH

Even if you are paying less that you are now... Good justification.

Which telco are you invested in?

puritan



batterup
I Can Not Tell A Lie.
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Netcong, NJ

said by wentlanc:

Even if you are paying less that you are now... Good justification.

Which telco are you invested in?

puritan
I have some Verizon stock I bought at $60, I'll sell it to you for $50.

wentlanc
You Can't Fix Dumb..

join:2003-07-30
Maineville, OH

Tempting offer! I'll have to pass though.

I've recently given up throwing money away.