Thursday again already? We’ve created a monster, now haven’t we? Anyway, here we go with yet another Top 10 list.
You might’ve read the news that net neutrality rules are set to become law on November 20th. Of course, how “neutral” the net becomes depends on whether you’re connecting the old fashioned way, by a wire running into your house, or through the gee whiz magic of wireless service. The wireless providers get a break because evidently they aren’t charging enough already or something.
This got us wondering what the ISPs across this great land think about the concept of net neutrality, so we put our ace investigative reporter, Ms. Dos, on it because the public has to know! Lo-and-behold-and-would-you-believe-it, she discovered that the ISPs are dead set against even the thought of net neutrality. Who would’ve guessed?
Our reporter didn’t stop there, she delved deeper in a quest to find out exactly what the ISPs don’t like about the new requirements, and came up with a long list of reasons. We’re only going to give you 10, in case we need the rest for another Top 10 list later on.
- High bandwidth users must be doing something illegal and we want a piece of the action.
- You think you should be able to hook up a server farm to our system and be charged like you’re a single user? Hey, it happens all the time.
- Why should Netflix, Google and Amazon make all the bucks?
- You wouldn’t believe the strain that just one movie puts on that old Univac vacuum tube computer of ours.
- Electricity and water are metered, so why should Internet use be any different? It’s the American way.
- Hey Netflix, wanna keep our customers as your customers? Show us the money.
- We don’t want to run a well managed business, we want a license to print money.
- We’re adopting the Gambino business plan.
- Just how much data do you think we can push through those little wires anyway?
- Buy your movies directly from us. No throttling guaranteed!
Well, that’s the top ten reasons why ISPs are against Internet neutrality that we know about. Perhaps you know about a few of your own that you can tell us about below….