Yep, like Cedar Falls Utilities (which Obama visited last week) which has been doing this since 1995.
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Since the US has required access network operators to implement CALEA support many products are already being designed with lawful intercept functionality anyways. Implementing it isn't a problem really, just so long as it's not abused it's not that different from a telephone wiretap.
Eyeball networks didn't usually get settlement free peering to begin with. Until you had these huge eyeballs form like Comcast that kind of peering was between the transit ISPs themselves. Comcast used to be a customer of these ISPs, and didn't get the peering agreements until they started congesting links by dropping transit services. I found information on this discussed on the NANOG mailing list from 2010, so this has been going on for a number of years already.
Use "Win+arrow keys" to snap in multi-monitor situations.
The telecoms are looking for cheaper implementations for shit they already have to deploy. They want to piggy back on everyone else's work, so they don't have to spend so much money.
Redundancy costs money, and people don't like spending more money. To save cost you cut redundancy.
I would equate it to how a lot of sound is done in 1st/3rd person video games.
Electricity, water, and natural gas all "consume" physical product. Bits on a wire don't actually consume anything, other than the electricity used to put them there but thats mostly constant. Bandwidth is a time limited function, not product limited. "Unused" bandwidth on a link is just wasted time with no useful data traversing the wire.
I think this will put it pretty plainly why.
If they sued someone over a remote DVD playback, then they would also license it differently and probably not under more favorable terms than "traditional" streaming.
With newer vehicles the "cranking because it won't start" isn't an option even with a key. The ECU handles that entirely so you don't even have a chance at burning out the starter.
There are a few wind power farms in Iowa.
As opposed to your ass?
Physical attacks may be easy, but attacking over network infrastructure can be coordinated without even being in the country and could take out ever target simultaneously.
What about when there isn't a provider between Netflix and AT&T? This is the case when Netflix wants to peer directly with an ISP and offers caching appliances that the ISP can host inside their network. This removes the "provider" from Netflix.
The more convenient you make it for the robot the more the robot can do instead of you. You interface with the robot, let it do the rest.