Originally Posted by lordikon;11763604
Upgrading the infrastructure costs money. So there are a few options as I see it:
1.) Limit bandwidth / total GB usage. Costs don't have to increase for customers.
2.) Don't limit bandwidth or usage, but charge per GB. Costs don't have to increase for most customers.
3.) Upgrade network, no restrictions for customers, costs increase for customers.
I'm guessing a combination of all three might happen.
Even better -simply ban "copper", and force the ISPs to go fiber optic direct to house. That would eliminate sad sack "solutions", like ADSL that was always garbage, and allow for some real progress. Once there is fiber optic, and each optic element has over 100Gb/s of bandwidth - the whole capping and throttling become academic.
They could even impose a massive fine for any corporate wanker that makes the allusion that torrents are somehow equivalent to piracy. Torrents are nothing more than a download protocol - no different than uucp, xmodem, ftp, HttpGet or whatever. If they want to make an allusion - they can simply discuss how corrupted their corporate CEOs are, living the high life on their giant yachts, eating caviar on their toast, and so on; while their companies continue to issue lies and engage in fraud, like advertising that with their service, you can actually watch movies on their crummy connection.
The FCC would improve if they actually appointed people that actually knew anything about say, communications - even if they just had an intro high school course that scratched the surface of how a transistor works. Too many of the appointees are just some politico glad handlers, and all they do is screw things up big time. At least the US has the FCC - because they are slightly more competient than the losers we are stuck with on the CRTC here in Canada.