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Comment: Re:ogahdno (Score 5, Interesting) 303

by jjeffries (#46238369) Attached to: Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

Hence 1.5m/128k ADSL 'competing' with 10-25m/512k cable internet and 3G/4G capped wireless networks more recently.

ADSL2+ will do near 30/3 on short loops (~1mi) and can be bonded. VSDL gets up into the hundreds of megabits. Mostly, ILECs just aren't interested/serious in competing, and would generally rather have bunches of unused, zero-revenue copper laying around than resell it to someone who *is* interested, because making no money at all is better than "helping" your competitor (who you aren't interested in competing with) by selling them something.

Comment: including imprisonment? (Score 2, Insightful) 158

by jjeffries (#46202731) Attached to: L.A. Building's Lights Interfere With Cellular Network, FCC Says

Who are they planning to imprison for this? The president of the company? The guy who changes out the lightbulbs? Will they build a giant prison around the building?

Neither Ernst nor Young are around to throw in the slammer, both having started their corps. in the early 1900s.

Comment: We could not make them (Score 4, Insightful) 514

by jjeffries (#45902539) Attached to: Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

They're not "coming" as if from space. We just need to choose for them not to exist and they won't. These things will (or won't) be made by individuals who can make moral decisions.

Don't be a terrible individual; don't make or participate in the making of terrible things.

Comment: Re:What the hell? (Score 1) 365

by jjeffries (#45603403) Attached to: FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic

>Huh, that's funny. I though I ALREADY PAID the ISP to get the best possible transmission.

You *want* video streams to have priority over non-realtime traffic across the ISP network and your last-mile though, don't you? It's generally a good thing.

How this gets worked out, and who, if anyone, makes money from doing so is another issue.

Is prioritizing one kind of traffic logically the same as de-prioritizing all other traffic?

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