[LINK] Australian ISPs offer US advice, smugness, on net neutrality

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Wed Oct 1 09:10:28 EST 2008

On 01/10/2008, at 8:58 AM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> What intrigues me is that American-centric companies make assumptions
> based on 'unlimited' bandwidth. Apple, for example, offers movies and
> TV shows via iTunes (for sale, and rent): and have recently introduced
> this service in Australia. Yet for many Australian 'net users, the
> sums don't add up - their paltry 2GB or 5GB monthly caps are eroded in
> a few hits (most non-HD movies weigh in at 1.2GB to 1.8GB).
> Anecdotal evidence tells me that in a family of YouTubers (i.e.
> healthy mix of teenagers etc), monthly caps of 25GB are often  
> exceeded.

And let's add in the idiocy of iPhone plans with appallingly small  
data allowances...

Mark Pesce has suggested that Internet radio could be the killer app  
for the iPhone. http://futureexploration.net/fom/2008/07/the_end_of_radio.html 
  If so, this works in the US-style unlimited-bandwidth plans Apple  
and AT&T offer. But 300Mb/month?

Speaking the other day at Web Directions South http://blog.futurestreetconsulting.com/?p=76 
  he dropped in an amusing commentary on this using the current Hitler/ 
mashup theme. http://www.viddler.com/explore/mpesce/videos/19/

Careful. It uses bandwidth.. ;)


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