[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.
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...
> > 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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