Did you know electricity can flow both ways. At least in many areas of the country the local power supplier is required to buy your excess power. Many make it difficult, but they will buy it.
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From: Travis Johnson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: WISPA General List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:07:07 -0700
Subject: Re: [WISPA] NYCwireless Network Neutrality Broadband Challenge
> The water at my home is not billed on usage, but a flat rate each month.
> It's a community system with about 300 homes. Even water inside city
> limits of a town with 50,000 population is not billed on usage, but a
> flat rate.
> Also, another difference between electricity, water, etc. vs. Internet
> is that water and electricity only flows into the property.... with
> Internet traffic, it goes both ways. ;)
> Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
> > Here here! That's why we've ALWAYS been honest with our customers.
> > We bill per bit not per mbps. Go as fast as your situation will allow
> > but don't get stupid with the connection.
> > It's worked out so nicely that we're running 300ish broadband
> > customers, 50 of them on 100 meg fiber links (80/20 res/bus or so).
> > Our billing averages under 1.5 megs of average usage for ALL customers
> > throughout the month. (I pay bw based on usage.)
> > laters,
> > Marlon
> > (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales
> > (408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services
> > 42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp!
> > 22.214.171.124 (net meeting)
> > www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
> > www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tony Weasler"
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 1:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: [WISPA] NYCwireless Network Neutrality Broadband Challenge
> >> A modern marketing mistake created this mess. A company started to
> >> sell a product that it was incapable of delivering: unlimited network
> >> access. Other companies followed suit and assumed that they would
> >> never be compelled to make good on their promise. Now, instead of
> >> admitting that they were wrong, most providers are trying to redefine
> >> the word 'unlimited' through legal documents that attempt to restrict
> >> their customers' actions.
> >> A far better approach would be to determine what their network can
> >> handle and charge appropriately for the usage of their customers. If
> >> their network can't provide the customer-demanded services at a fair
> >> price, then they need to update their network, reduce their costs, or
> >> leave the market. It really can be that simple.
> >> Regulations in this type of system are only necessary to ensure that
> >> providers are disclosing the information necessary for consumers to
> >> choose amongst the competitors. Micro-managing the various services
> >> running on top of the network only causes the services to route around
> >> the complexity of the regulations and adds unnecessary expense for the
> >> consumers and a barrier to entry for future competitors.
> >> Jeff Pulver wrote a very interesting blog entry on Friday about the
> >> issue of bit-pipes vs. artificially-restricted communications pipes.
> >> It seems that Congress might be more informed than the FCC on this
> >> issue. Time will tell:
> >> http://pulverblog.pulver.com/archives/003274.html
> >> - Tony
> >> On 11/7/2005 1:51 PM, Charles Wu created:
> >>> Electricity, Gas and Water are billed on a usage basis
> >>> Competitive market pressures aside, why should Internet be any
> >>> different?
> >>> -Charles
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