Why I’m glad I’m not a Bellsouth customerBy Marc • Dec 2nd, 2005 • Category: On The Web, the Ranter
It’s because they hate their customers.
According to the Washington Post, a BellSouth executive yesterday told reporters and analysts that the telco should be able to charge certain websites more if they wish to be accessed by customers more quickly. BellSouth CTO William L. Smith also told reporters BellSouth should be able to charge VoIP carriers for network traffic QOS (quality of service). Obviously advocacy groups aren’t impressed, a Public Knowledge rep stating: “Prioritization is just another word for degrading your competitor.”
So basically, if you’re a Bellsotuh “fast access” user (meaning customer) and your favorite site doesn’t pay this “protection money” to Bellsouth, you’re just going to have to put with slow load times for that site. Did I get that right?