Readers Respond: The Toll-Free Internet
Readers respond to the eWEEK editorial, "Fight to Keep the Internet Toll-Free."In the Jan. 30 editorial, "The Toll-Free Internet," you use the analogy of the Interstate Highway System when referring to providers charging a toll for using certain applications. If were going to use this analogy, lets look at it in terms of traffic. A 1-mile stretch of road can accommodate X number of cars. The fewer cars there are, the faster traffic flows. Add tractor-trailer combos, or any other heavy-duty truck, and the capacity of that highway system goes down. So, we have ordinary people browsing the Web, checking e-mail, shopping online, maybe downloading some music or photos, even chatting.
Compare the amount of bandwidth required to do these tasks with whats required when running applications.
Bala Cynwyd, Pa.