Santa Monica, CA
Re:USSC rules for Comcast in Philadelphia antitrust case
said by FFH:The FCC has never fostered wired broadband competition.
And people wonder why the FCC has given up on fostering competition for Internet suppliers? Because the Supreme Court would shoot them down anyway.
SCOTUS ruled correctly. Whether there is but one, or a dozen different cable companies in the region, it is the local franchise, served by only one, that matters.
The majority of pay-tv price inflation stems from the forced bundling courtesy of the content cartel, not the distributors - most consumers have a choice of 3-4 pay-tv vendors, but they all buy their programming from the same place.
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Mullica Hill, NJ
Re:It's Bad That It Requires Google To Attack Open WiFi
said by FFH:Don't forget the legal angle, the MAFIAA love nothing other than to sue people for hundreds of thousands of dollars when someone pirates over an open wifi link. Well that you can of course weasel out of with a good lawyer or just not paying... You also have to worry if someone downloads child porn, The FBI is not so forgiving while ruling your computers out.
The EFF is clueless as always as to why open APs are impractical. It has little to do with protecting the data. It does have a lot to do with preventing others from using your byte CAPPED connection. Sure encrypted VPNs can protect your data, but it does nothing to stop others from eating up your bandwidth. Open WiFi is a non-starter as long as the ISPs have caps. The EFF in their little diatribe against Google fails to mention the real reason open WiFi is a no go - people don't want to spend their money to support leaches.
[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports
Re: Santa Clara Smart Meters
said by silbaco:Silly free stuff not being useful.
Edit: Supposedly it is throttled to 1Mbps, tops. That's not very useful.