Friday, October 19, 2007

Comcast Censors Users

In the spirit of openness, Comcast (not the Federal government) is interfering with some websites ability to transmit information. This is a disturbing trend to me. Why? There is not enough competition in the marketplace for consumers to find a better rival product. Cable companies essentially have a monopoly and then they engage in this type of behavior. An industry where there were multiple competitors where one wanted to shoot himself in the foot? Well. More power to him.

2 comments:

David said...

I don't really see this as censorship. Bandwidth costs money, and it's understandable that a cable provider wouldn't be enthusiastic about having customers who cost more to support than they bring in in revenue. However, a much cleaner solution would be simply to charge a higher price for bandwidth use in excess of some aggregate amount of traffic per month.

"All you can drink" pricing generally tends to stimulate a lot of drinking.

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