Bellsouth looking to degrade its competitor services

Another reason to hate some southern corporations. BellSouth’s chief technology officer, William Smith, is looking to charge competitors a fee of some sort if they provide a service similar to BellSouth to run at the “same quality of service” as BellSouth does. They are also looking to charge prioritizing speeds of websites to the high bidder. He compares this to the shipping business like 2-day mail versus bulk rate.
This is another moment of management personnel not really understanding the technology. The Internet was never created for regulation with fees. Searching for more profits in priority regulation means you’re discriminating against other competitors and giving an unfair advantage. I am pretty sure there is a law against that.
What does this mean? Any larger firm can put any newer rivals out of business if Smith’s revelation comes into play. All you have to do is have a bigger wallet to begin with and you’ll end up the champ. There will be no more David slaying Goliath. All the while, the pockets of BellSouth get richer.
Via WaPo

  • Hahahahahaha
    QUOTE:
    … “same quality of service” as BellSouth …
    Now THAT is FUNNY. What happens if it is better?

  • Hahahahahaha
    QUOTE:
    … “same quality of service” as BellSouth …
    Now THAT is FUNNY. What happens if it is better?

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