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[ NNSquad ] Re: Do the Happy Dance people...
At 11:08 PM 8/31/2008, Robb Topolski wrote: >(To my knowledge, no LOBBYISTS on either side of any of our common >arguments have had much to say about this.) Robb, you are a lobbyist for the inside-the-Beltway lobbying group "Free" Press. And you have had far too much to say. And you are lying. I haven't seen an ad claiming that broadband was "unlimited" for many years, and when those few ads did appear, they were referring to the amount of time online -- not data rates or amount of data downloaded. --Brett Glass [ As normally used, the term "lobbyist" has a very specific legal definition. Merely expressing an opinion on a topic does not trigger inclusion in that category -- nor does even expressing an opinion when you work for an organization that has an interest in legislation. Generally, a lobbyist is a person paid by an organization or group *specifically* to push for or against specific legislation or legislative approaches. I know of nobody active in these NNSquad discussions who fits this standard definition. As for ads, I pointed this current ad image out just a couple of days ago: http://lauren.vortex.com/rr-no-limits.jpg Unless Brett has some sort of psychic channel to TW management's minds (and I'll bet I know more people in TW management than he does, come to think of it) that the rest of us lack, I would suggest treating the ad at face value. It shows a crossed-out speed limit sign but does say up to 10 Mbps. So it's completely reasonable for people to assume that "no limits" refers to the amount of data. I would anticipate, however, that this particular ad's future is very limited. -- Lauren Weinstein NNSquad Moderator ]