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last time I checked, Google, Yahoo, etc. were all PAYING for their bandwidth already (come on, how else will they even be on-line) and I'd imagine it's not chump change with their traffic. So, why is this even a concern? Getting tired of these greedy corp types thinking that they can control every little %*$%#* thing.
bah, go away!
Belvedere Tiburon, CA
You have to remember, the telcos (and now, the cablecos) believe that they "own" the customer, and that content and other providers should pay extortion charges to reach the end user.
Just like the "access charges" that local telcos charge to LD companies, this is one way of getting paid twice for the same local distribution plant.
(Or, to look at it another way, it's a way of getting paid by someone else for the local distribution plant so an established ISP can undercharge its customers, thereby discouraging competition even though a new technology might be far cheaper. The newbie doesn't have the "heft" to extort kickbacks from the content providers and so can't offer the subsidized rates the established ISP can.)
VoIP--the death knell of remaining voice monopolies!