Aug 14, 2010

Now why is someone bashed for making a proposal

Funny thing... Many don't even know what that proposal is. They go on like Google and verizon can just decide it. It needs to go through the congress.

Furthermore I don't even know why there is a fuss about it. I wrote in a comment on a Google Buzz post from John Hardy:
I listened to the Twig 55, and they explain a little, and get furious about Google, too.
I asked myself why?
Maybe I'm wondering because overseas it's just like as proposed already for the US and everybody lives on.
Why people go mad about that proposal? Because if it would be accepted by the congress, you could not sue when you don't have enough bandwidth to watch the latest "Play him off, keyboard cat" on your phone?
I mean they did propose to do so on the wired, so unlike overseas you can get wired internet companies a hard time. Now the fuzz is about the wireless net. But what would be the consequences if the carriers must give everyone enough bandwidth to do all they want?
There are problems on wireless networks. The frequency e.g. You can't just say "give 'em more". The frequencies have boundaries. You simply can't. So you need more cells, more towers. And even this is not expendable infinitely.
So more frequencies must be bought. But there are NONE. Most of them are occupied by military and civil services. So a new tech needs to be invented that uses appropriate wavelength (you can't use everyone, only a few is usable).
This will take years and costs unbelievable sums of $$$.

If you really want the people can sue wireless carriers for unlimited access, the companies would only have two choices: Fist, end all internet mobile services or second, make is extremely expensive, like 200-300$ a month, so that almost no normal people can afford it. So the few which can, have a decent bandwidth.

Conclusion: It's okay to regulate the wireless networks for now, until the technical possibilities to really solve the problem is existent.

I mean it's just like a street. When it's full, it's full. You should not be able to sue the state, because you can't drive with 150mph all the time. At least if it's just technically impossible at the moment.