Net neutrality forces carriers to provide equal and unfettered bandwidth to anyone with zero discretion on the part of the company. Even they are paying for technology, upgrades, etc. So that means they can’t turn down the speed of someone pirating tons of movies and destroying the bandwidth even if it is hurting its other customers. There are two sides to this tale.
My short feeling on it is that if the companies own the technology and hardware it is theirs to do with as they like. If it is my parking lot, that I paid for and built, why the hell should I NOT be able to charge people money to use it? It is not their right to park on it just because they really want to now that I built it and put a cool mall near it. [/quote]
What if I bought your parking lot and promised not to raise the prices?
Then I jacked them up to 100 dollars an hour, and effectively put your mall out of business, because it turns out I own a mall on the other side of town?
Is that perfectly acceptable, considering the effect on you, the businesses inside your mall, the people who work there, etc?
Then I will sue you ass for breach of contract, damages and your firstborn child.
If I was stupid enough to sign such a contract in the first place.
WHat if I offered you enough money that you could retire the next day with a “fuck everybody else” mentality, and we both knew the promise was bullshit and just a smokescreen on your part?
Should all the other people affected just be fucked?
Gas companies routinely buy up the rights to alternative power technology, and sit on them.
Perhaps allowing people to own things that allow them to control a market, when they have such an interest, should be restricted? Or should we just say “free market, everybody do whatever you want”[/quote]
Really, what alternative energy sources are they sitting on?
Also, yes, if its my building and I sell it to you just so that you can tear it down, have at it.
I do not know how that would help you to “control the market” since every Tom, Dick or Harry can build a new one, but why would I care, I would be fucking rich!
Plus, in the Caribean with my harem of nubile concubines.