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Hooters and Net Neutrality

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Hooters musical instruments
Real Hooters

The similarity is uncanny. The instrument shop is in Windsor.

It looks like Bell has won a ruling to bill users based on how much they download each month. Thanks to Alex for posting this.

I don’t particularly like Bell or their service, and generally agree that if it’s good for them, it’s bad for us. But perhaps this is the best solution for keeping the net neutral and avoiding the selective throttling Bit Torrent users that Bell is doing now.

The link of the day is another one from the Vlog Brothers that deals with net neutrality.

A good hot long shower is truly awesome.

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Written by Tilak Dutta

May 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm

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  1. and yet still no one is willing to prove in a transparent way whether there actually is a problem capacity-wise for the networks, especially when dark fiber and other creative solutions are included…feeling very skeptical and very small…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_fibre

    Anonymous

    May 8, 2010 at 5:29 am

  2. But wouldn't that upgrade translate to higher cost for the user? Or is it that Bell is just being too greedy right now?Even if they did upgrade, my sense is that that users will gobble up additional bandwidth instantly if you let them. Seems like a similar problem to increasing the number of highways in city. Adding capacity to highways just means more people start driving to work and you're back to traffic jams again very quickly. I donno just a thought.

    Tilak

    May 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm

  3. Nope, the best solution is no throttling at all and to have Bell upgrade the infrastructure. Even with Bell's attempts to throttle BT, you can still get around it via an SSH tunnel.

    Anonymous

    May 7, 2010 at 5:37 pm


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