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Re: Two Tiered Internet
- From: Sean Donelan
- Date: Wed Dec 14 20:03:44 2005
On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Tony Li wrote:
> Because they're telephone companies.
Oh, that's right. I forgot. They're evil.
> Because they can't manufacture bandwidth that isn't there. Cable
> co's provide broadband with a fraction of the loop capacity. For
> telco's to offer premium service, they have to take from the aggregate
> capacity. It's a zero sum game, and for the telco's to get more, the
> subscribers get less.
I guess you missed all those trenches being dug in Verizon land to install
fiber to the home. I guess you missed all the network upgrades in ATT/SBC
and Bellsouth land to shorten their copper loop distances.
Sounds like they are manufacturing more bandwidth and the zero sum game
is getting bigger.