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Re: Open Resolver Problems
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 19:09:37 -0700

On Apr 1, 2013, at 6:54 PM, "Dobbins, Roland" <rdobbins () arbor net> wrote:

On Apr 2, 2013, at 8:45 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:

In an oligopoly situation, that's hardly a valid set of choices 

There's enough choice in most US markets (not all) to provide for a variety of services offered, AUPs, and price 
points.  Wireless has brought an additional option to many previously underserved areas.

With all due respect, sir, you are mistaken.

Even in such populous areas as San Jose, there is a limited selection to a majority of the customers, especially if 
they want more than 1.5Mbps. In the majority of the US where it is rural, there is even less choice.

Even where there are multiple providers, they often all provide the same limitations in their AUP unless you go to 
higher priced services.

and is tantamount to extortion.

Again, hyperbole doesn't help.

If all of the choices to eliminate unreasonable restrictions on how you use the bandwidth you pay for involve paying 
more money for roughly the same service, then that is not hyperbole. Such is the case for a very large fraction of 
subscribers in the US.

Another solution is to move to an area with more/better connectivity options, as some folks move in order to be zoned 
within a particular school district.

It is an option when you live in a neighborhood with a protection racket operating to move out of the neighborhood as 
well. This does not change the fact that a protection racket is extortion.


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