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Re: It's Showtime for Tiered Broadband
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:48:42 -0400



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From: "Robert J. Berger" <rberger () ibd com>
Date: August 12, 2008 11:46:54 AM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] Re:   It's Showtime for Tiered Broadband

It only doesn't work when there is an alternative that the consumer can turn to that doesn't offer tiered (I keep reading it as tired) service.

This is not the case in most of the US. I still can not get any wired/ fiber Internet access in the part of Silicon Valley where I live.

And so far, for my new startup right in the center of Mt. View I can only get 1.1Mbps down/768k up DSL or very expensive 1.5Mbps symetrical T1 service. There is no multi-megabit service that I can find that is not in the less than multi-thousand dollar per month range.

The US has become a third world nation in many ways, but particularly in broadband.

Rob
On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:08 AM, David Farber wrote:



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From: Tice DeYoung <ticed () bellatlantic net>
Date: August 12, 2008 9:46:15 AM EDT
To: dave () farber net, "ip" <ip () v2 listbox com>
Cc: Tice DeYoung <ticed () bellatlantic net>
Subject: Re: [IP] It's Showtime for Tiered Broadband

Dave,

The new generation of ISPs will have to learn their lessons the same hard way the last ones did. People don't like not knowing what their ISP costs will be. The price/bit didn't work before and it won't work now. It's interesting that some bean counter comes up with an idea that will increase their revenue without having to improve their infrastructure and the bean counter or lawyer at the top approves it. When it fails the CEO takes his golden parachute, goes to another company and does the same thing again and again. The bean counter doesn't notice.

Tice

At 7:12 PM -0400 8/11/08, David Farber wrote:
Time to look at why they like tiered approaches. Does wreck internet video deliveries economics. Sounds like maybe carriers should be banned from media delivery. djf



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From: dewayne () warpspeed com (Dewayne Hendricks)
Date: August 11, 2008 2:41:12 PM EDT
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <xyzzy () warpspeed com>
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] It's Showtime for Tiered Broadband

[Note:  This item comes from friend Randy Burge.  DLH]

From: Randy Burge <burge () proactive to>
Date: August 11, 2008 11:19:40 AM PDT
To: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne () warpspeed com>
Subject: It1s Showtime for Tiered Broadband

It's Showtime for Tiered Broadband

Stacey Higginbotham, Monday, August 11, 2008     at 9:00 AM PT

The two-month grace period is ending for Time Warner Cable customers in Beaumont, Texas, who are part of the ISPs tiered broadband trials. A spokesman for Time Warner Cable declined to comment but confirmed that residents would soon see bills reflecting the $1 per gigabyte overage charge for those who have consumed more than the 5 GB allowed under the $29.95 plan all the way up to the 40 GB allowed under the $54.90 plan. Now they'll have to pay them.

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<http://gigaom.com/2008/08/11/its-showtime-for-tiered-broadband/ >RSS Feed: <http://www.warpspeed.com/wordpress>




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