Reply to post: Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...

You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

Rampant Spaniel

Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...

Yes and no. Typically part of the cost of supplying the service (both the last mile part and the national backbone) had been covered by selling transit to companies at the other end. Large isp's per with each other as it is to their mutual benefit to do so but companies wanting to host websites etc either directly or indirectly pay a share. If this revenue stream is removed then that cost will fall on residential customers, the isp won't just make less money. I'm not in favor of them charging more based on the type of service or who they provide it to, but realistically we are going to pay it one way or another. If I could have had free transit (when I had servers) that would have been great in some respects but I respect that it allows them to place cost where it is incurred.

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