So here we are, a couple weeks after Bildeberg '08, and already the crap is rolling in.
This morning I woke up to some local radio DJ yokels discussing some new complaints by the big 3 in US internet providers; Time Warner, Comcast, and AT&T. Apparently file-sharers are once again causing a real problem to these guys. It seems that terrorist activity online has been less than "they" thought it would be, so now file-sharers once again need to be vilified.
This time they're saying that "heavy users" are making it hard for anyone else to be active online. The price of upgrading servers must be getting out of hand, therefore not allowing the bandwidth "supply" to grow alongside the bandwidth "demand". Damn, and here we were led to believe that the price of computing is growing less as processing grows in sophistication. Oh, dear god, are we looking at Peak Interwebbing due to over-filesharing?!?!
Perhaps they've stumbled onto the solution to the fuel price crisis!! Just increase the cost exponentially depending on how much fuel someone uses per day or per week or what have you.
Is it a sham?
It's never easy to believe these huge corporations when they say that their restrictions are "for the good of all" as is the argument here. I understand many ISP's already offer a tiered bandwidth kind of billing system where users of less or "typical" bandwidth can pay lower fees than those users who want higher speeds and bandwidth capacities. And, if this was about profit, wouldn't they just alter their rates and let us find out when it happens? Why warm us up this way?
So, what is this about really? Could it possibly be that the corporate and banking "elites" feel more and more of the population waking up to their crap? Could it be that they are starting to feel real resistance from BOTH sides of the political spectrum? Could it be that alternate media sources online are waking enough people up and now its time to cut off our last best forum for global information sharing?
I'd like to think so. I'd like to think the bastards are getting scared. I really don't think this tho. I think this is just one more preparatory step. Get set folks, it's gonna be a rough 4-7 years.
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