[SATLUG] OT: roads are a public venture ?

Daniel Villarreal youcanlinux at gmail.com
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?
>>> http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090919/ap_on_hi_te/us_internet_rules
>>>
>>>
>> To carry this one step further, then ISPs couldn't block port 25 and 80
>> to/from
>>  your home computer.
>>
>> I think we know that internet bandwidth is limited by what the internet
>> can
>> afford to put on-line.  If they could put on unlimited bandwidth, then no
>> need
>> 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
>> limited.
>>
>> Its the same for roadways...in the country you have smaller roads and in
>> cities express ways.  Its just economics.
>>
>> Walt
>>
>

>  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.
>
> Todd
>


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