Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
Dick Notebaert, the CEO of Qwest Communications, made claims last week that the concept of net neutrality is Ã¢â¬Åreally silly,Ã¢â¬Â and could ultimately stifle competition and cost customers more.
Ã¢â¬ÅCompetition is good, makes us better and makes us more creative,Ã¢â¬Â the CEO commented. Ã¢â¬ÅThatÃ¢â¬â¢s why when they talk about net neutrality, bad idea. Really silly. What weÃ¢â¬â¢re talking about has no basis in anything. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a nice move to make the consumer pay for everything.Ã¢â¬Â
Notebaert went on to say that passing net neutrality legislation would be like telling FedEx that it canÃ¢â¬â¢t offer overnight service is UPS doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t.
In making this childish comparison, however, heÃ¢â¬â¢s avoiding the central issue under question. Internet service providers are free to cater to the needs of different subscribers by offering faster and more expensive packages to some customers than others. . . .
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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