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Re: My .02
Your attitude is incredibly short sighted and selfish. It's like saying because I don't need a truck they should not be built.
100mbps bandwidth is like a truck it will be used by many people who want and need it to accomplish certain tasks.You may not need it or even want it but the market needs it in order to grow.
I remember the bad old days of 56K and how much it sucked, I long for the day we are all surfing at 100mbps and look back on the bad old days of 3mbps.
Saint Louis, MO
the difference is that the government doesn't build trucks.
If people actually voted with their wallets for once, the FCC wouldn't be an obstacle. The Verizons of the world would have subs out the ass, while the cable co's who are trying to cap the net would bleed subs quicker than AOL.
Alas, like gasoline, cable TV, and countless other crap we complain about, most companies know that Americans are all talk, and no action. We'll complain to high-hell about gas prices and then go out and buy an SUV. Ditto for broadband. 90% of folks will complain about caps and so on, but hardly anyone will go through the couple hours inconvenience of switching to a bad business' competitor.
"What makes us omniscient? Have we a record of omniscience? ...If we can't persuade nations with comparable values of the merit of our cause, we'd better reexamine our reasoning."
-United States Secretary of Defense (1961-1968) Robert S. McNamara
before you demonize the customer base, please note that a substantial portion of people have only ONE choice of broadband provider and nearly all the rest a choice between two providers. That's actually the crux of the bisquet - little or no competition in the broadband market.
I only have a choice of one broadband provider, so my wallet isn't going to be voting quite yet. As soon as FIOS gets here, the vote will be loud and clear.