So Charles, start yourself a "usage based only" operation and let us
know how that works out for you.
Charles Wu wrote:
Electricity, Gas and Water are billed on a usage basis
Competitive market pressures aside, why should Internet be any different?
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of John Scrivner
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 11:01 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] NYCwireless Network Neutrality Broadband Challenge
I can see it now. We will soon be charging for termination and
origination of IP traffic on networks. Just like long distance phone
calls used to be. Yay....kill me now.
Frank Muto wrote:
Just passing on some information that may be of interest to anyone.
Entitlement vs. laws, and a company's TOS/AUP I'm sure are all involved
in one form or another, as with anything else concerning the use of a
network to access the Internet or other service.
As far as I am concerned, this whole Internet and who controls (owns)
it, is just getting dumber and dumber by the minute. Congress, the FCC,
state and local governments, special interest groups, the Bell's,
xLEC's etc, etc, etc., can all suck eggs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Scrivner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
I have a problem with the second item listed on the challenge myself.
2) Consumers are entitled to run applications and services of their
choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement
I do not allow my broadband subscribers to use their connection for
applications or services which act as a server or daemon for
delivering content to others. Broadband networks are not designed to
be content delivery networks from the customer end generally. In the
case of wireless broadband access, customers can cause network
problems if they allow thousands of open ports to a popular file
download. I have seen this many times and I have provisions in my AUP
which allow me to turn customers off who cause network problems from
trying to use broadband as a content delivery mechanism. I welcome
other thoughts but I believe we need to have the ability to stop
abuses of a network which can cause us problems. With that said I
agree that there needs to be some commitment from operators to allow
access to their networks for free and open competition. I just do not
agree that there can be no limits to what we can or cannot allow on
the network. Especially when some things can harm network
functionality. John Scrivner
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