Friday, January 16, 2015

Bandwidth

“Here’s the thing: in order for fees to work, there needs be something worth paying to avoid. That necessitates, at some level, a strategy that can be described as “calculated misery.” Basic service, without fees, must be sufficiently degraded in order to make people want to pay to escape it. And that’s where the suffering begins.”


Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer


“It’s also just like the playbook big broadband companies are using as they make efforts to charge both consumers and the content companies for access to their pipes.”


Want to see broadband’s future? Check out the airline industry


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