Saturday, January 12, 2008

We Need a Tax on Bandwidth

Why? because people downloading TV shows are slowing down the entire Internet, that's why. It doesn't need to be big, just large enough to cut the lowest hanging fruit. The revenue should go towards building a faster Internet. I doubt this will happen, the only country willing to take on a project like this is the US, and their politicians don't seem to be crazy about taxes.


Andrew said...

Guilty as charged. I consume about 1GB a day.

Leonard said...

Many ISPs already limit their traffic. Couple years ago you could get unlimited high-speed package for about $50; now with the bandwidth charges that would cost you $75-$100.

Not that I like the idea of prices going up, but I guess it's still better than taxes.