Originally Posted by JeremyFr
So I guess for those that have fleed to FIOS you'll be seeing the fruits of this venture as well. There's an old saying that hold so true in this whole situation. The needs of the many (normal broadband users) far outweigh the needs of the few (P2P users and those that "hog" bandwidth)
I wish you would quit antagonizing everyone that opposes this. The clowns that run these companies oversold their available bandwidth, and now they have to face the consequences of their sheer stupidity. If you sell a connection with x amount of bandwidth, and you advertise it as unlimited access, then it better well be unlimited access. So unless there is an actual disclaimer in the contract with a fixed amount of data usage, they are advertising falsely and should be facing consequences. Just because they can't manage their infrastructure with a growing amount of usage is no excuse.
In fact, telecom companies have so poorly managed the US network infrastructure, it is going to cost in excess of $100 billion
to fix it, with much of that coming from taxpayer money. So I'm sorry that some "bandwidth hog" ruined your email or blogging experience, but some of us actually like to use our connections. I personally have no problem with someone making full use of their internet connection. People pay a fixed amount per month for satellite or cable TV, yet should they be limited to how much (health arguments aside) they can watch? Should we label them "TV hogs"?
As for DSLAM, most DSL providers actually make sure their is enough bandwidth on the primary line before they grossly oversell the available bandwidth like cable companies seem to do. I notice a lot less fluctuation of speed on a DSL line than on a cable connection.