[SATLUG] Time Warner Corralling bandwidth use

John Champion satlugacct at jchampion.com
Tue Apr 7 10:42:27 CDT 2009


the reason that TW and ATT are going to do this is because they offer pay
per view movies. if you have a netflix membership which includes streaming
at $15/month, why would you buy a movie for $6.99 or higher from the cable
providers when you could download  it and watch it as part of your
membership?

this is what the bandwidth cap is about. it has nothing, and i mean nothing
to do with that misleading stat. i'm sure 5% of the users are using 50% of
the bandwidth somewhere...just not everywhere in Road Runner's system.

>From the beginning, TW wanted to have tiered access and bandwidth caps but
local folks in every market told them no. so TW corporate got mad but
couldn't fight it. now they have this phony-baloney stat they are kicking
about and I don't see the FTC or the FCC doing anything to address this
anti-competitive move.


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