Originally Posted by @_@ Artman Internet groups warn BBC over iPlayer plans
So, once the end-user has paid for an internet connection, BBC has payed for a internet connection, the ISP's now want more money because the two parties want to actually use their connections. Did they think that once they started pushing 2+mbit connections, they wouldn't be used for large bandwidth services?
It's true that someone has to pay, and that that someone is almost always the consumer. The BBC being one of the biggest exceptions-to-prove-the-rule. I am by no means alone in the UK in thinking one of the best things about the BBC is the ability to watch TV/listen to the radio/read their website sans
adverts. Maybe I am spoiled by this... but, when I follow a link, or whatever, to a website, I want to see whatever it is I have gone there to see as soon as possible. I don't want to sit through 15 seconds of someone's crap flash advertising.
Recent research has shown that as broadband speeds increase, so inversely do our (ie consumers) expectations of how long we are prepared to wait for a site to load. Less than 20 seconds, IIRC, is the latest figure, before we try another site. So what do the advertisers do? Lumber us with 15 seconds of unsolicited, unwelcome and intrusive ads. Way to understand the zeitgeist!
Put the adverts which, I accept we will have, on the side of the website. Or on the top. Or the other side. But not before the site.
Maybe it's just me, but I have already started using those sites which spare me...