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    ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    The issue of "Net Neutrality" crops up again!

    Bell Canada and TELUS (formerly owned by Verizon) employees officially confirm that by 2012 ISP's all over the globe will reduce Internet access to a TV-like subscription model, only offering access to a small standard amount of commercial sites and require extra fees for every other site you visit. These 'other' sites would then lose all their exposure and eventually shut down, resulting in what could be seen as the end of the Internet.

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    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    Originally posted by Rajiv View Post
    ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

    The issue of "Net Neutrality" crops up again!


    good content... i'd take it more seriously tho without the boobie show.

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      Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

      Won't the ISP's put themselves out of business then ?
      In the Netherlands something on the same line was tried with football (soccer) coverage on TV. Practically no subscriptions where sold, Football clubs subsequently had far less income from sponsors/advertising and the whole thing was abandoned. Something on the same line will happen with the internet if these planns get a (complete) worldwide acceptance.

      Considering these comparable scenarios Internet usage will plummet by initially 90 % and therefor won't be economically viable anymore. ISP's will go bust and the whole thing will be abandoned.

      No worries for iTulip (i hope).

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        Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

        Why can't another internet be setup? From what I know about the net, which is admittedly not much, there's nothing about the system that makes it prohibitively unitary.

        Also, what's stopping me from setting up a new telecommunications network that chooses not to charge people for going to certain sites?

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        • #5
          Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

          Originally posted by rj1 View Post
          Also, what's stopping me from setting up a new telecommunications network that chooses not to charge people for going to certain sites?
          It is prohibitively expensive to setup a broadband system that covers everbody in a given area -- that is one of the reasons most broadband is supplied by cable companies, telephone companies and now perhaps by electric power companies -- all of these services are monopolies in a given service area.

          For the issues surrounding "Net Neutrality" go to the "The Open Internet Coalition" and "Network Neutrality FAQ"

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          • #6
            Boobie show may be the point

            Here's some criticism:

            http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/95227

            And some back ground on she of the cleavage:

            http://athene.movielol.org/index.php

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            • #7
              Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

              HA! It gets even better (WARNING - POSSIBLY NWS) :

              http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/93979

              Belgian Woman Offers Sex If You Support Network Neutrality
              That's one way to out maneuver telecom lobbyists...
              09:08AM Tuesday Apr 29 2008 by Karl Bode






              Several users write in to gleefully note that this Belgian woman claims she'll make love to every virgin that supports network neutrality. Tanya Devereaux has previously used sexual promises to try and get votes for a failed run for the Belgian senate.

              Devereaux, who could probably even change the stripes of telecom talking heads like Scott Cleland (assuming he qualifies), has this to say about her mission:

              I'm using sex in a positive way to spread awareness. The reason why only virgins can apply is because I donít want to make this promise to such a large amount of people that Iíll have to turn some down.
              Reasonable, given the number of global Internet virgins is so very small.

              She continues:

              Net neutrality is paramount to safeguard free speech and innovation on the Internet. With only one arguably negative side-effect: an unusual amount of today's Internet users are virgin. That's a problem I intend to solve. In history, man has always waged war for freedom. Now it's time to obtain our freedom with love.
              . . .
              Calling MEGA . . . this lady needs an internetz hero . . .

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                Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

                Originally posted by metalman View Post
                good content... i'd take it more seriously tho without the boobie show.
                The question is, what is this girl doing with those Linux users ?

                http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=...ins&feature=iv

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                  Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

                  Originally posted by sadsack View Post
                  HA! It gets even better (WARNING - POSSIBLY NWS) :

                  http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/93979



                  Calling MEGA . . . this lady needs an internetz hero . . .
                  As long as it's Tanya and not Tricia

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricia_Devereaux
                  Last edited by D-Mack; 09-10-08, 02:58 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

                    Awards

                    • 1998 AVN Award for Best All-Girl Sex Scene (Video)
                    I bet mom and dad are proud.

                    As long as it's Tanya and not Tricia

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricia_Devereaux

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                    • #11
                      Re: ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

                      I note that the two hegemons proposing this are from North America.

                      What remains to be seen is whether the BRIC nations will go along... which I very much doubt.

                      I also very much doubt the developing world goes along.....

                      I believe this gambit will fail because it costs very much less to subscribe to satellite TV, and that offers hundreds of channels for one low price... including the BRICs and the developing world...

                      Whether the Internet survives in North America.... given the propensity of the corporate owned media to behave like that of the third reich... remains to be seen... it's demise would be unfortunate... because I find it a very useful research tool... however, we scientists managed before it... and likely will manage after it...

                      INDY

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