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    Repiglican Roast

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    I'm furious about my squandered nation.

    Tuesday, June 03, 2008

    Boycott Time Warner.

    Time Warner Cable Tries Metering Internet Use

    New Time Warner Cable Internet subscribers in Beaumont, Texas, will have monthly allowances for the amount of data they upload and download. Those who go over will be charged $1 per gigabyte.

    Peter Svensson, Associated Press
    Time Warner Cable Chokes Its Customers

    Cable companies' poor-mouthing is disingenuous at best. They were making 40 percent margins on Internet access a few years ago. Bandwidth costs to them have slowed down, but those savings have not been passed onto customers.

    Jeff Jarvis, Seeking Alpha
    Will Time Warner Net Caps Save Pay TV?

    Metered Internet service may provide another benefit for Time Warner and Comcast. It could stop people from canceling their cable service and bringing shows straight from the Internet to their TVs.

    Andrew Smith, Dallas Morning News
    Bandwidth Throttling and Small Business

    Relying primarily on Internet connectivity to work, small businesses and home-office users might be the most impacted by any bandwidth cap enforcement by major ISPs.

    Sue Polinsky, downloadsquad.com
    The End to the Internet, the Loss of Net Neutrality

    Violating Net Neutrality can be done in many ways: censoring content, impeding competitors' access, and blocking certain content. Or it could simply be the imposition of a tiered Internet that looks more like cable TV.

    Jon Sayer, Western Front
    Post's 'Web Cops' Are Off the Beat on Net Neutrality

    The Washington Post has again taken the low road on keeping a free and open Internet. In its latest editorial, the newspaper of record in the nation's capital again declined to view the reality of a duopoly broadband market and a lack of consumer choices.

    Art Brodsky, Pubic Knowledge
    iPower Predicts the Death of the Internet

    A filmmaker-activist group claims a source at a major telco revealed that the industry is colluding on plans to make the Internet subscription-based -- obliterating Net Neutrality and dooming much of the non-mainstream Internet content that exists today.



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