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You're missing the big picture though. Sure, they can handle the expense, but for how long? As publicly traded companies they have an obligation to their business plan and shareholders. Halt growth, see how quickly that profitability tumbles, and along with it investors.

Again, I'm not arguing against Net Neutrality, but it's much bigger than your ability to watch Netflix in your basement.

Sadly, you are missing the big picture. Are you really trying to tell me that these ISPs can't be profitable while making upgrades to their infrastructure? If so, we really have nothing to discuss..

If you're saying they won't make "as much profit" which will drive "investors" away, then that goes right back to my initial statement...USA has gotten too greedy.


fyi...i don't watch netflix.
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Of course, here's the problem with each of those solutions:
I wasn't advocating any of them and I wouldn't even call them solutions. I'm just speculating out loud how this may all play out. Verizon spent a lot of money in the courts and fought hard to have this decision. They would not have done so if there was not big money involved -- I'm just trying to follow the money trail because eventually it is going to come out of my pocket in one way or another.
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If infrastructure upgrade is not relevant to you, then you don't deserve a decent ISP. It is NOT a one time cost, not by a long shot. Study the business model and come back, you will understand why constant growth is necessary (it's the crux of the whole issue).

No, the cost should not be subsidized at the byte level, I've made my point known in support of Net Neutrality. We share that opinion.
I was certainly trivializing and I suppose one time cost was probably a little disingenuous. Either way, I don't think we need to carry this on -- we agree, there's no need to charge by the byte.
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I wasn't advocating any of them and I wouldn't even call them solutions. I'm just speculating out loud how this may all play out. Verizon spent a lot of money in the courts and fought hard to have this decision. They would not have done so if there was not big money involved -- I'm just trying to follow the money trail because eventually it is going to come out of my pocket in one way or another.
Amazing how that works, huh....I'm sure they spent a lot of money outside the courts too, you know, golf outings, politicking, that sort of good 'ole boy's club stuff.
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