Ok, it’s rather interesting. They basically talk about the different scenarios that have already occurred.
For example. BitTorrent completely fucked with comcast’s ability to provide a decent service. You see, when they say you get 100mbps, they really offer the potential for 100mbps, split between you and your neighbours. So BitTorrent just steals all of the bandwidth, so comcast decided that they didn’t want users using BitTorrent so that they could still actually provide service for cheap.
Another scenario is the Netflix one we’ve heard a lot about. As Netflix grew, the traffic they provided was a lot more than comcast could handle, so while other ISPs could improve their bandwidth, comcast couldn’t without great cost, so they refused to upgrade the connection with Netflix unless they paid for the infrastructure.
Then AT&T, as a mobile data provider, prefer people to use their phone call package rather than VoIP, so they blocked facetime and skype…
The last scenario is fucked up, but the first two seem kinda reasonable, to still be able to provide a good service without charging their customers more. We have to remember that the Internet is huge and that routing all that traffic actually takes a lot of resources. Laying new fiber down sometimes isn’t cost effective