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tim85254

join:2010-07-15

2 recommendations

Relevant state department of weights and measures...

Time for a letter writing campaign to your state Attorney General. Their bandwidth meter should be held to the same standard as a gas pump or a delicatessen scale. They should have to prove the accuracy satisfactorily to every jurisdiction in which they propose ripping people off with usage-based-billing.

It will either delay the introduction of usage-based-billing or hopefully make it so expensive to implement that they back off.



djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2

I think this is the best, most constructive action item for fighting UBB.



mesurz

@telus.net
reply to tim85254

In Canada, for UBB(delayed for 8 more months), Weights and Measures is refusing to deal with the GB measurements of a consumable product.
And with a Canada Federal election coming up, Weights and Measures answers to no one on the issue.

Corruption corrupts absolutely.


phazah

join:2004-05-02
Findlay, OH

1 recommendation

reply to tim85254

Agreed...
If they are going to act like a pseudo-public utilities, then they should be held to a standard and penalties that a public utility is held to.
Hard meters on each house measuring each bit that is used by the homeowner, not including unwanted up or downloads(spam, spyware, pings from unknown sources)....



FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

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reply to tim85254

said by tim85254:

Time for a letter writing campaign to your state Attorney General. Their bandwidth meter should be held to the same standard as a gas pump or a delicatessen scale. They should have to prove the accuracy satisfactorily to every jurisdiction in which they propose ripping people off with usage-based-billing.

It will either delay the introduction of usage-based-billing or hopefully make it so expensive to implement that they back off.

If, and that is a very big if, metering is somehow drug in to a court by some state AG, the case would end up going to either the FCC or a Federal Court. And the company involved(AT&T or Comcast or TWC, etc) would no doubt just have to prove their SYSTEM of measurement is accurate within some %( + or - ). There is no way this could turn in to proving every collection point of the data met some theoretical standard.

So, IF you got what you wanted, it wouldn't involve proving it to every jurisdiction and would only be looked at once by some 3rd party hired by the FCC or the Federal Court to verify the overall system.
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Lagz
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join:2000-09-03
The Rock
reply to phazah

Re: Relevant state department of weights and measures...

said by phazah:

Agreed...
If they are going to act like a pseudo-public utilities, then they should be held to a standard and penalties that a public utility is held to.
Hard meters on each house measuring each bit that is used by the homeowner, not including unwanted up or downloads(spam, spyware, pings from unknown sources)....

Not to mention ads. Like those large flash ads. Good thing I use Firefox with the Adblock Plus addon!
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