[TriLUG] TW and Embarq work to keep Wilson style internet from spreading
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Wed May 6 13:58:32 EDT 2009
At least in wilson they have a choice other than TW or the phone company
(we're omnipotent *snork*!).
They are going to try to do deep packet inspection, bandwidth
throttling/caps on their subscriber base again.
Lance A. Brown wrote:
> Jeremy Portzer wrote:
>> On the other hand, Time Warner has strong commercial interests to
>> protect. Despite many people's criticism of their service levels, TWC
>> cable Internet is pretty widely available, generally affordable, and it
>> has taken serious amounts of investment to get to this level. They
>> certainly offer better service than other companies like Comcast. And
>> is TWC really THAT profitable as people make them out to be here? Put
>> yourselves in the shoes of a TWC investor. It's one thing to lose out
>> to a competitor who just does a better job than you. It's another thing
>> to lose out to a government that LEGISLATES their way into your market.
>> Telecommunications companies always have this risk, and hence they
>> always have lots of government lobbying like this.
> I don't see how the Wilson situation is a case of Wilson legislating
> themselves into the market. Yes, its a danger that telecom companies
> face, but not in this instance.
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