[SATLUG] Time Warner Corralling bandwidth use
horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 23:36:00 CDT 2009
N. Turnage wrote:
> 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?
My apologies for the slur. Maybe I'm reading more into this than is
there, but I don't think so...
Any time a control is instituted, be it legal or economical, it does
become a political issue. If it didn't how and why would anybody be
asked to take a stand on it? Isn't this "an issue?" We complain about
people rolling over and taking it; We're asking them to wake-up and
act. Hm. Seems pretty political to me... (Classic definition of
"politics" from my undergrad days at UTSA: "Who gets what, how do they
get it, and why? "Net Neutrality" is and always has been one of my
>> 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.
Any suggestions? I've suggested contacting the EFF. Any other
organizations we might enlist?
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