[SATLUG] Time Warner Corralling bandwidth use

N. Turnage pixelnate at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 23:14:10 CDT 2009


ed wrote:
>
> Jim Parkhurst wrote:
>> In another thread - Yahoo Cable - which was/is discussing the same 
>> thing a point was brought up that the cable companies (TWC) need to 
>> get permission from the cities that they want to serve.
> And you think AT&T or TWC can't fit enough neocon rethuglicans in 
> Austin, Bexar County, or San Antonio into their pockets to make this 
> happen?  This is still very much a conservative "red" state.
Easy, man. This isn't a political issue, and the name calling is 
completely unnecessary. Let's not start down that path. Maybe, we should 
get together and go to the next city council meeting to voice our opinion?
>
> A better bet for us might be to engage the EFF and/or similar 
> organizations to fuel the fight.
> TWC's actions are in large part (if the flip-side) what the "Net 
> Neutrality" battle is all about -- if they can't kill sites due to 
> either commercial viability or the 1st Amendment, then they'll 
> throttle the users via their pocketbooks.  Their message is clear 
> either way.   They want control, or they want money.  6-5, pick 'em...
Then there is no better time to dig in and fight them then.



~Nate


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