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Usage Based Billing – more thoughts

The most egregious aspects of the UBB proposal, at it applied to the independent ISPs are: The indies use only a very small part of the major ISP’s network. They use the DSLAMs and the ISP local network to connect to their network. They do not use the major ISP’s backbone network. Pricing: since bandwidth costs for are in the order of 1¢ to 2¢ per GByte (this is generous as the indies do not use the core network), the...

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Canada: Fight for your Internets!!

Canadians have very belatedly come to realize that metered billing of their home internet bandwidth usage, a charge that is in place across the country, makes no business or economic sense. Americans too need to come to this same realization, or they will be hoodwinked just as we were, and end up paying a nonsense charge that cripples their access to the internet. The new Canadian understanding, which is still incomplete, was triggered by a...

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Worlds first Pirate ISP launched in Sweden.

Of course, this happens first in Sweden.  And, of course its backed by the guys from The Pirate Bay.  The new ISP service will be designed to deliver consumer internet in line with the Pirate Party‘s ideals: competition, privacy and anonymity.  The ISP will not allow the Swedish Government to monitor Pirate ISP users and will refuse to retain logs. According to Gustav Nipe, longstanding Pirate Party member and CEO of Pirate...

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ACTA draft officially released, sucks

Michael Geist Says: As the ACTA negotiating countries promised, a draft consolidated text was released earlier today. Unlike the earlier leaked version which provided specific attribution to country positions, this official version has removed references to those positions, so the text does not state who supports which version of the text.Today’s release marks an important development that highlights the value of public...

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DNS change. MadeOfFailAndLose.

The blog is now back up and running. I guess it went down at some point yesterday when an upstream ISP split nodes. I have updated the DNS and we are no longer full of fail. 😉

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