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  •  It's a two-pronged methodology (5+ / 0-)

    They might allow streaming h.264 at a certain rate unless you pay for special access or more likely unless a certain destination WEBSITE pays for special access to give you better quality.

    That leads to the consolidation of high quality content.  If you can't afford the $ to have your content prioritized, you can't get it streamed at decent quality.

    Now imagine FOXNews is happy to pony up to send out better quality feeds.  They quickly become preferred to CNN, MSNBC, DailyKos, or any other non-extorted site because of their image quality.

    It's insidious and causes the popularity of the content to favor the established providers rather than the best providers as happens now.

    Progressive -> Progress; Conservative -> Con

    by nightsweat on Mon May 03, 2010 at 10:31:29 AM PDT

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    •  Websites already pay for 'premium access' (2+ / 0-)
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      nightsweat, erush1345

      they pay for bandwidth and servers. The bigger the bandwidth, the beefier the server, the faster the website.

      Ask any little guy who's been slashdotted how fast they crash and burn if they haven't paid for enough bandwidth.

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