Originally Posted by Razor 116
Murica, How is this...I mean wh... I dunno this defies all logic of net neutrality, competition etc. I'd love to hear someone try to defend this and push it as if it's a great idea.
This is a good idea as it allows ISPs to set fair usage charges for heavy users, such as people who stream lots of hours of TV, play online games or pirate movies. This will allow the average law abiding person to see a reduction in bills and an improvement in service quality as the heavy users shoulder the higher costs.
The extra revenue from content providers will promote a competitive market, ensuring quality content for everyone whilst allowing ISPs to invest in and improve their infrastructure.
This will in no way negatively affect the internet. It will not
allow ISPs to essentially kill selected content providers whilst promoting their own services, be they either cable or streaming. It will in no way
stifle innovation by setting high entry costs for new companies and content providers. The extra money will absolutely be used to improve the infrastructure, not go to ISP board members and shareholders. The ISPs will in no way
use this as any kind of excuse to increase subscription fees.
We have to trust the ISPs to act in our benefit, after all they have in the past.