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Old 2006-07-01, 23:45
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Originally Posted by powersofterror
Don't you just love being right all the time sane?


Here you go, boys and girls.

This man is very clever.

Quick explanation:

"The obvious answer is for regular folks like you and me to own our own last mile Internet connection.... (It's) simple: run Fiber To The Home (FTTH) and pay for it as a community of customers -- a cooperative...

What we'd get for our $17.42 per month is a gigabit-capable circuit with no bits inside - just a really fast connection to some local point of presence where you could connect to ANY ISP wanting to operate in your city.

"It's honest funding," says Frankston. "The current system is like buying drinks so you can watch the strippers. It is corrupt and opaque. We should pay for our wires in our communities just like we pay for the wires in our homes."

The effect of this move would be beyond amazing. It would be astounding. No more arguments about Net Neutrality, for one thing, because we'd effectively be extending our ownership and control of the wires all the way to the ISP interconnect. Of course you'd still have to buy Internet service, but at NerdTV rates the amount of bandwidth used by a median U.S. broadband customer would be less than $2.00 per month. Though with that GREAT BIG PIPE most of us would be tempted to use a lot more bandwidth, which is exactly the point."


It is my sincere opinion that modern nerds often show more genuine creativity than modern artists.
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