4) and ban paid prioritization of content, which involves a content provider paying an ISP to get its offerings to your home faster than other content is delivered - Maybe this is where I’m confused. This certainly sounds like “Comcast can’t charge Netflix more than Joe’s Porn Stash, even though Netflix is 300x the strain on the system, because HD Netflix requires faster speeds than low quality homemade fart porn.”[/quote]
See I thought this mean’t Comcast couldn’t charge to speed up delivery of content or slow down delivery conversely. I haven’t seen much of anything on what they can charge or if it can be based on volume.
I mean, it seems kinda dumb if they can’t charge by volume.
I think you’re correct. I don’t think this has anything to do with restricting ISPs from charging by volume. It will restrict them from charging content providers for prioritization.
If demand is that users are requesting the ISP to deliver Netflix at a 200:1 ratio between 7pm and 12am on any given night, why the fuck shouldn’t Netflix be charged more? Comcast can charge me more for wanting fast service… Why can’t the content providers pony up some dough too.
Why is the government looking to protect the pocket books of Netflix, Google, etc?[/quote]
I think you’re mixing up bandwidth and speed. If Netflix wants more bandwidth to allow large amounts of data to be transferred at once then yes charge based on volume. But speed is a different thing. When you buy internet from a service provider you’re not buying speed your buying bandwidth. I could have a 20mb download and you could have a 100mb download and it’s possible for the ISP to manipulate the actual transmission of the data so that even though i have less bandwidth my internet can be faster than yours.