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swhx7
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Elbonia
reply to B

Re: Another Reason ISPs Should be Dumb Pipes

said by B:

Does your natural gas supplier freak out and start "sniffing" (pun intended) your home to find usage patterns (stove v. hot water heater; wok cooking versus barbecue) because they're desperate to somehow twist more money out of their relationship with you?
They would if they could find a way, and weren't regulated as a public utility.

said by B:

Bandwidth is (or sure as hell should be) a utility.
Agreed. But the only way this can happen is legislation. There will be more and more abuses as long as ISPs are unregulated monopolies or oligopolies.