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  •  The point is (3+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites, geomoo, JesseCW

    It will be entirely up to them. They wouldn't attempt to filter every web site, just the ones they want to filter - dailykos, say.  Comcast won't crudely block sites a la China.  More likely, they will require more popular sites to pay a registration/access fee, renewed annually. It would be very fair. Dkos would pay the same fees as CNN and Fixed News.

    And, of course, the user would have to pay more to access "niche" sites. But don't worry.  CNN and Fixed News will available on the basic tier, just as they are with cable tv.

    Total corporate control. - Kicking against the pricks since '98!

    by chuckvw on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:02:58 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, that seems much more likely. (3+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, chuckvw, Cassandra Waites

      But the problem's still gonna be customer push back.

      Cable TV content is the way it is because that's the way it's always been. Tiering the internet will be harder. They might try, but don't think they're going to gain acceptance very easily, for the reasons I outlined here.

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