[opendtv] Re: Watch FCC's Ajit Pai dress up as Santa and wield a lightsaber to mock net neutrality rules
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:23:11 +0000
John Shutt wrote:
Absolutely the wrong analogy, Bert. When I want to get a package to
someone faster, I pay more. When I want to get a package to someone
cheaper, it gets there slower.
Exactly right, John. Like I said, "it depends on who is doing the paying," wrt
prioritization. The user, sure. And btw, you also pay for the speed of your ISP
service. Fair enough. The ISP does not play favorites among those you do
business with, on the Internet. (They can play these games on their walled in
TV service. That's a true "information service.")
When a company wants to mail junk ads to me and 10,000 of my closest
friends, they presort the mail into postal routes and pay a much lower
rate than I can ever get for my mail.
Whatever junk mail the post office delivers should never conflict with the
deliveries of the mail and packages you actually want. You wouldn't be happy, I
don't think, if the post office played favorites among companies you do
business with. Like, charge you more for mailing stuff to your bank, than they
would if you did business with the banks they're in bed with. That's the point.
Same goes for any common carrier. Neutrality means that this generic pipe does
not play favorites among the *users* of that pipe.
Instead, Chairman Pai thinks it's perfectly okay for the ISP to play favorites.
He calls it innovative. He thinks that it's perfectly okay if Internet service
becomes a walled garden like AOL tried to be. AOL only lost out because people
had a huge choice of ISPs, in the dialup era. Now, they don't. Our Chairman
thinks the only thing that matters is that the ISP has to disclose its greedy
practices. Sorry, that doesn't cut it. He seems unbelievably corrupt.
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