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[ NNSquad ] Odlyzko on Net Neutrality, Google, etc.
Odlyzko on Net Neutrality, Google, etc. For the record, I do not agree with Odlyzko's analysis suggesting that "search neutrality" or "cloud computing dominance" issues are likely to be viewed as "far more insidious" than ISP walled gardens or similar non-neutral ISP network constructs. Among other factors, the fundamental truth remains that despite any perceived dominance based on customer choices, switching to competing Web services providers remains far more practical and cost effective than switching ISPs, especially in the limited (or no) competition ISP marketplace (for affordable Internet access service) with which most U.S. customers must deal. In essence, users can choose competitors to Google to a large extent simply by changing a URL. The ISP marketplace is far more constrained in many ways. http://www.dtc.umn.edu/~odlyzko/doc/net.neutrality.pdf --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator