[SATLUG] OT: roads are a public venture ?
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Sat Sep 19 22:33:32 CDT 2009
re: " Furthermore, private industry provide 99.9% of the internet access
where as the roads are a public venture."
Many believe that according to Texas statues, Texas roads are supposed to be
financed strictly by commercial transportation.
Maybe we're finally moving in the right direction?
>> To carry this one step further, then ISPs couldn't block port 25 and 80
>> your home computer.
>> I think we know that internet bandwidth is limited by what the internet
>> afford to put on-line. If they could put on unlimited bandwidth, then no
>> to limit service. But that isn't the case. In many parts of the country,
>> internet capacity is 1/10 of what is normally found in San Antonio. Thus,
>> just for users to have limited E-Mail and web access, other services are
>> Its the same for roadways...in the country you have smaller roads and in
>> cities express ways. Its just economics.
> The way i see it this is a free speech issue, after all if money is equal
> to free speech (something corporations are currently arguing for in the
> Supreme Court) then blocking access to the particular services, be it iptv,
> torrent traffic, or blocking home based webservers, amounts to muzzling my
> free speech.
> also the road analogy dosn't apply in this case as you have more trafi c in
> the cities (thereby justifying bigger roads) then you do in rural areas.
> Furthermore, private industry provide 99.9% of the internet access where as
> the roads are a public venture.
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