Originally Posted by Lok
As someone who has paid no attention to this, I pose this simple question:
Why wouldn't an independent ISP offer an open service and make a fortune?
Is the fear that Google etc... will refuse connection attempts from such ISPs?
Or is the fear that we're moving to wide scale public wifi and that the traditional infrastructure will die and we'll be forced into one of these services as Google/Facebook/Amazon are likely to be implementing the new infra?
The MEO example listed is still an 'open' model so to speak. You get 10gb to do whatever the f*** you want and then on top of that you pay for your bundles. Surely there will be a 'general f***ing about' bundle.
It just seems like a different way of dividing bandwidth so they can charge heavy users more.
Well in the UK BT own all the cables so they could strangle all the other ISPs.
It's not just to divide bandwidth, individually pricing services means ISPs can make services they don't like, prohibitively expensive.
It's purely to make huge corporations even richer at the expense of the masses.
There is no benefit to the consumer in doing this and it massively decreases competition.
It completely stinks?