Link to story on RT
Streaming video service Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast, the largest internet service provider in the United States, for direct access to
the ISP’s network. The arrangement — confirmed over the weekend first by the Wall Street Journal — will ensure that Netflix customers who rely
on Comcast for their home internet service will have an easier time accessing content delivered through the streaming site.
You may ask why I put this topic in the conspiracy forum. Simple, I believe that ISP's have conspired with each other and the US Government to end
neutrality for the sole purpose of profit. This is further proof to me that soon no business large or small will be able to compete with the other
companies that are better funded. Simply put, this can put the little guy out of business. How? I get 100% of my business from the internet.
Currently my site has top placement on Google and I have done it organically (not paying anyone) I have done better than nearly all of my competitors
in terms of placement. However due to my area not being as popular of a tourist destination as my competitors I do not currently make near as much
money as they do. I manage to make a tidy living but I do not make millions a year. Meanwhile these competitors resent my presence and look at the
1000 clients I get a year (vs. their 7000) as money lost.
Much like what happened with Google Adwords; Well funded companies initially dominated the highest search returns. Soon I expect ISP's to offer the
equivalent of AdWords in terms of delivery speeds of your content. It will go much like this when a small companies phone rings and it is Comcast
Hello is this the owner of Bob's Plumbing?
Yes, This is Bob.
Hi Bob we are calling today to offer you an amazing opportunity. As I am sure you are aware people today have little
patience for waiting for a website to appear after clicking on the link to it. Statistics show that you have less than six seconds to begin to
deliver your sites content before they click on a competitors site instead.
What does this have to do with me?
Well Bob, as I am sure you are aware the internet is a rapidly changing marketplace and due to new regulations we can now
offer you the opportunity to have your content shown instantly.
When I click on my site now it comes up instantly. What can you possibly offer that will make it better?
Well Bob, due to these regulatory changes should you choose to opt for our "Diamond Encrusted Platinum Delivery Plan" we
can make certain that not only do you continue to come up instantly to those that click on your site, we can make certain that your competitors don't
by throttling back the speed at which their content is delivered.
And how much will this cost?
Well Bob, as I am sure you are aware a service like this is not inexpensive, However to be fair we have arraigned a
bidding system much like Google AdWords did back in the 90's. You are the first person in your sector we have contacted so you have the opportunity
to be an early bidder and lock in this service for the next year.
And how much will this cost?
Well Bob, we can lock you in for the next year for only $50,000.
But I only make $70,000 a year now, How can I possibly afford that?
Well Bob, what you should ask yourself is; how can you not afford it? Currently it looks like all of your business is
coming from the internet, correct?
Well Bob, Quite honestly this opportunity has a limited amount of time that it will be available as our sales departments
will be calling others in your market to fill the slot should you not be interested. So Bob, will you be paying by Credit card or PayPal?
There i nothing good that is going to come out of this for anyone except those that are wealthy already.
edit on 24-2-2014 by
Mamatus because: Gwammer and speeeeling
edit on 24-2-2014 by Mamatus because: again