[SATLUG] Time Warner Corralling bandwidth use

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Apr 14 08:25:44 CDT 2009


I agree most city councils can be bought off with a small campaign
donation and the mere promise of jobs down the road.

Todd

On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 22:36 -0500, 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.
> 
> 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...
> 
> Cheers;
> Ed
> =======================
> >
> > toddwbucy at grandecom.net wrote:
> >> It seems to me that the only way to make TW and AT&T respond to this 
> >> is to make
> >> some noise. It kept them from doing it before and its the only means 
> >> we have to
> >> keep them from doing it now.  That is outside of leaving TW for the 
> >> competition.
> >>
> >> Todd
> >>
> >>   



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