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Steven Farnell
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Software Test Engineer | Seattle, WA | Open Source Advocate
Software Test Engineer | Seattle, WA | Open Source Advocate

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Honest Conflict has more social value than Dishonest Harmony... to be honest, is to live in harmony with reality...

I think there is a lot of value in those statements. I have no idea who said them first...

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I think the "Inter-state commerce" angle is interesting, but fundamentally, it is just saying that final-mile services sold in California must maintain these rules. I suppose there may be a problem with the interconnection clause because two back-end/dark-fiber providers may exist in different states, but I don't think there should be a case around arguing that final-mile connections are not inter-state commerce.

I wonder if the legislation was just too ambitious...

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We have heard this lie time and time again from ISPs. Because ISP customers use Netflix, Netflix should have to pay the customer's ISP in addition to their own ISP. Nobody is getting free Internet from Frontier; Frontier is complaining because they only get paid once for their bandwidth. Not to mention the fact that Frontier charges more for Internet access than customers pay in most other Countries. Heck, I paid Wave broadband $30/month for synchronous 100 Mbps Internet Access, but Frontier wanted $80... so, yea, Frontier is already getting paid twice for their bandwidth, plus they get Federal subsidies.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/net-neutrality-gives-free-internet-to-netflix-and-google-isp-claims/?comments=1&post=35970801

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This list, provided by FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly (likely created by the Cable Lobby) looks an awful lot like Cable TV Packages. They claim that all these services, only accessible through ISPs, are competing with ISPs. In reality, these are the services that motivate people to subscribe to ISPs. I know I sure as hell don't pay Comcast for any web services Comcast provides. I pay Comcast to get access to the services on this list. Comcast is just a dumb pipe, and that's the way it should be.

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When you think about $32 trillion over 10 years, means every American will pay just over $1000 a year for health insurance... that comes out to about $100 per month... even if you say that families need to pay $200 per month, that is still less than half of what most people pay. My wife's company offers a pretty good insurance policy for $500 per month for our family, but we still need to pay for about half of our medical expenses... When I was single, I had to pay about $300 per month on my own under the ACA... before the ACA I was paying $350 per month just to cover myself through my employer. So, any way you look at it, I would save hundreds per month and my employer would save hundreds per employee each month... heck, maybe we could make it ~$100/month payroll tax for my employer, and a ~$100/month income tax for me...

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Ted Cruz is such a disgusting liar. The FCC began enforcing net neutrality rules in 2001, until it was found in 2014 that the FCC could only enforce Net Neutrality under Title 2. At which point, the FCC used it authority to reclassify broadband under Title 2 in 2015, so it could continue to enforce the same rules it had been enforcing for the previous 14 years. Cruz says that the Title 2 reclassification was illegal, but the job of classifying Internet Access is in fact the duty of the FCC; furthermore, prior to 2001 - when Cable Modem was reclassified under Title 1- all Broadband Internet was considered Title 2, and prior to 2005, DSL was classified under Title 2. So, pretty much everything Ted Cruz says in this clip is a lie.

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This study shows a very high parking density in Seattle (largely due to garage parking under large buildings downtown). There is a 5:1 parking:household density in Seattle, but this article failed to ask one REALLY important question... how many people work in these areas? The Seattle Transit plan is woefully inadequate to get commuters to work in a reasonable amount of time. A 9 mile commute is frequently over an hour and a half if you live next to a major transit hub with a direct bus. God help you if you need to transfer or find a spot in a park and ride.

On top of that, a $7 round trip commute cost (~$120/month with a bus pass) makes it tempting to pay $100 a month for parking and drive to work in 20 minutes.

So, yea, with a million commuters all looking park downtown, it's reasonable to think that there would be 1.3 million parking spaces generating $103+ million dollars a month scattered around the downtown area.

So, about that whole $117.677 per household cost... I think that is severely blown out of proportion. I think 1.3 million spots generating $1.2+ Billion per year probably covers the replacement cost of the parking spaces without government assistance.

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