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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink

Incredible

A "low income" (welfare) broadband connection *SHOULD* have restrictions and caveats.

Where are these "high prices that result from a lack of real market competition?"
Our local broadband rates have dropped 50% from a decade ago, while cost per bit is 1% of what it was when DSL first deployed.

Why should you be able to obtain service if you haven't paid your bills?
What's next, do we simply waive electric, gas, water/sewer and trash charges too?


elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO

1 recommendation

no but gas power and water are HEAVILY regulated so they cant screw people over to much

ISPs should be held to the same as any other utility and yes that is what they are now
at one point gas/water/power a luxury too

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
said by elios:

no but gas power and water are HEAVILY regulated so they cant screw people over to much

ISPs should be held to the same as any other utility and yes that is what they are now
at one point gas/water/power a luxury too

Huh?
How does an ISP "screw people over to[sic] much"?

For that matter, how does a gas, water, or electric utility "screw" their customers?