Telcos: The Internet Will Collapse If The Gov't Doesn't Gives Us Lots Of Money

from the proof,-please? dept

For a while now, we've been noting that whenever you hear people warning about the impending broadband crunch, it's politicians, consultants or lobbyists. When you actually talk to technologists, they point out that there's no problem and that normal upgrades will keep everything just fine -- even without having to do any kind of traffic shaping or violation of net neutrality.

Yet, that won't stop the lobbyists, consultants and top marketing execs from claiming otherwise. A trade group heavily funded by AT&T is out yet again, warning that the internet will collapse by 2012 if "something" isn't done -- with that "something" being basically big government subsidies to the telcos. Consider it the telco bailout plan of 2009. Hell, if we're already bailing out Wall St. and Detroit, why not telcos as well?

Filed Under: bandwidth crunch, broadband crunch, exaflood, net neutrality, subsidies, telcos


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    Easily Amused, 25 Nov 2008 @ 1:29pm

    Re: What Happened to No Government Interference in Business?

    Typo leads to coining of my new favorite word.

    I was skimming and read this- "...corprocratic..." (rule by corporations), as Coprocratic (rule by feces).
    I was about to congratulate you on this wonderful term, when I caught the missing 'o'.
    So I guess I will take credit for this new word, and I encourage everyone to use it where appropriate.

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