- Mikhail Kravchenko
- Knoxville, TN
- United States
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Non-Profit Internet service provider.
There are many problems with Internet service providers today. They cost a lot, data is often capped, and they can often try to fool you with their contracts and lure you in with starter prices.. Their entire purpose is to make money. Everyone else has no choice to adhere to their standards because all the other ISP's are just as expensive, and there are no other providers to give access.
There is in reality no consumer choice, and internet access is becoming to be much more important as technology grows. Unlike the past everything we do is being hooked up to the net. In the past, mail was sent by the post office, and the post office did everything in their power to get your letter from one place to another. Internet service providers overcharge people for data rates that are inferior. We have the technology to go GBPS with fiber cables, 4G is not really 4G in terms of bandwidth usage. The real 4G was designed to give 1Gigabyte per second per person. Also a SMS data rate costs more than it does to send data and back from the Hubble telescope.
Instead of using all that money to create more infrastructure to speed up the networks, they will resort to methods to cap people bandwidth rates during heavy hours. They do this because infrastructure is expensive.
As people are starting to come together to discuss ideas of GBps internet, it is now a good time to discuss non-profit internet access. There are some non-profit utilities, that charge people only for the services provided. If they charge to much, the person will find a check in their mail to compensate. They use this money to keep the utilities running, and expanding if needed. The same should be for internet access. If there are too much people on the network at one time, then they need to expand the network to hold everybody. They will spend money only on the services provided instead of using it for capital gain.