Net Neutrality Links
I’ve added these links to the Net Neutrality Page today.
The key phrase is “a government-managed regulatory habitat”.
Maybe what is needed is more legislation, not less. And not controls over what the Telcos and cable companies do with net neutrality but controls to force them to open up their monopoly to competing 3rd parties. eg
– Force them to sell wholesale bandwidth to 3rd party ISPs – Force them to sell space in their switching centres to 3rd party ISPs to unbundle the local loop.
When direct competitors are selling net neutral broadband, how will the Telcos be able to offer hobbled broadband?
The problem here is a common one to all utilities that have a monopoly hold over a single connection on the last mile.
Net Neutrality was interesting enough because of the opposing punditries that kissed and made up (for this battle anyway), but the Parents Television Council (PTC) soldiering alongside Democrats? Verizon sponsoring sessions at the Small Business Summit?
Maybe Bill Murray in Ghostbusters was right. The end of the world will have “dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!”
One of the most useful websites I know of is snopes.com, which provides information and analysis of e-mails circulating on the Internet, from the Ã¢â¬ÅBill Gates is Giving Away MoneyÃ¢â¬? hoax to the famous 602B e-mail tax bill. Among other things, Snopes ranks the e-mails based on circulation and other factors. Currently, the number five hottest email Ã¢â¬â beating out warnings about ether-laced perfume and the dangers of rat urine on soda cans Ã¢â¬â is a missive in support of net neutrality regulation circulated by Move.on org.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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