posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 08:41 PM
However, with the current crisis of losing Net Neutrality i wonder what the internet of the future will look like. Will we the dissidents and
questioners be forced on to Dark nets and underground networks?
Forced? Not at first, but as WiMAX mesh networking becomes more popular, you can bet that that will become a preferred service, though it will by
it's very essence, be isolated from the rest of the world and at first even nearby cities and towns.
Nintendo's new console called the Wii will apparently have this "Meshing" capability, and when it debuts it will cost roughly the same price as a
WiMAX router so hobbiests could find many ways around tiered service.
If enough people start getting their 'net access from wireless solutions(especially in the way that I described) you could see the Telcos and
Cablecos drop tiered internet alltogether except when it comes to IPTV and Legal Bittorrent sites(they are coming soon, with the capability to
geolocalize the downloader and ability to point the downloader to a localized avert supported video content).
I can definately see how a higher tier above regular DSL can be useful for bandwidth intensive stuff like Video, DVD Download purchases, Game
downloads, and Telepresence. It's just the other stuff I don't like(though it would not effect me as much as it would you guys down there), like
VOIP, WWW, Podcasting, etc could all be hampered siginificantly if certain limitations aren't put into place.