Monday September 26, 2016

Using The Internet Is Like Eating Oreos

Mediacom Senior VP and General Counsel Joseph Young, in a letter to the FCC, compared the internet to Oreo cookies in an attempt to justify why customers should not be given unlimited data. He went on to explain how Netflix, YouTube, Xbox Live and others all charge more for premium services. Here's the quote about Oreo cookies:

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Imagine you are out for a walk and experience a sudden, irresistible craving for Oreoآ® cookies. You only want to spend two dollars, which means that you will be able to buy a two-pack or maybe even a four-pack but for sure you cannot get the family size of over 40 cookies. For that many, you have to spend more. Of course, it would be nice if your two dollars bought you the right to eat an unlimited number of cookies, but you know that is not the way our economy works.