From: "Nick Leach" <>
To: <>
Date: Tue, Jul 4, 2006 6:47 PM
Subject: Tiered pricing and packet priority

I do not believe that there should be tiered levels of pricing above
what currently exists for various speeds of service. The recent comments
by the larger telecommunications companies that there should be 'tiers'
of service and 'packet priority' for which people pay more is a
disgrace. The main goal of this is to make money off of people that are
going away from fixed phone line services to the new generation of VOIP
offerings and in the near future, TV over the net. The internet has
always been and should continue to be a level playing field with access
for everyone. If they want to increase the uptake of new offering such
as VOIP, Skype, legal music downloads etc... - then they should be
finding more ways to deliver faster access to the internet at a reduced