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guys stop your fing b*tching please guys you need to stop your fing b*tching please the internet is a privilege not a right you know that right? just driving is a privilege not a right. Also you have to think most of these ISP have to fork sh*t load of money for bandwidth so they have to come up some way to recover the dang cost for bandwidth. I can see down the future your going to pay per site if its not already doing it. Just think about it your 3meg dsl connection can be costing you 400 dollars or more a month your lucky they aint charging you for it intead you paying from 30-80 dollars a month.
Re: guys stop your fing b*tching please What If Your ISP Charged Extra For YouTube?
I would not go to youtube
I usually ignore anon posters since they are typically just trolling!
| |fiberguyMy views are my own.Premium
| It's not either.. it's not a privilege or a right. I'm not sure where YOU, ever, are coming off with this.|
It's not a "privilege" because the very lines that carry your internet/services are in fact going through public right of ways. Further, companies ARE in fact REQUIRED to serve all of their customers equally. So, that kind of destroys your "not a right" argument.
It's not a "right" necessarily because you don't have a "right" to "have" anything over the fact that you have the "right" to buy consumer based products and services that you can afford. However, gouging customers is not a "right" of the business world either.
There is not a law currently that tells a company how they much charge for their products, which I am happy for. However, if these companies start to demonstrate that they can not operate in what SOCIETY considers to be in good faith, then the government, ala we the people, have the RIGHT to help them find their way back to the path of "doing what's right"...
There's nothing "lucky" about this.. While you make a nice "rant" that's about all that it was.. a rant.
What you don't realize is that these companies always make back their cost of the "dang bandwidth".. are you kidding me with this? They're not selling anywhere near at a loss, for one. Further, they're posting profits to this day. Many people here are trying to tell you that bandwidth is cheap, and it is... Back when the at&t broadbands of the world forced the hand of @home into bankruptcy in order to gain power in the market place and take over, @home was only charging about $6 PER CUSTOMER to carry the line while the cable operators were collecting $45 a month.
There is plenty of profit out there. This is one area that I have to agree that this is pretty much mega-corps inventing new ways to make more money.. money that they really don't NEED to be making.
| |KearnstdElf WizardPremium
Mullica Hill, NJ
Re: guys stop your fing b*tching please Id not be shocked if the ISP division is more profitable per customer than the TV division at a cable company. I mean the cable companies get charged more and more every few months for content but the cost they pay per GB or even TB tends to fall.
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