NNSquad - Network Neutrality Squad

NNSquad Home Page

NNSquad Mailing List Information


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[ NNSquad ] Re: Irish Times: "A modest proposal on internet neutrality"

"You pay your service provider a fixed charge, and it mostly keeps no eye on
who you connect to, or who connects to you. In a non-neutral world, the ISP
could block your access to a popular website until you paid an extra fee
(like extra satellite or cable channels)"

That is clearly a clueless and misleading statement for anyone that's even
semi up to date on the actual policy debate.  The FCC's net neutrality
proposal actually doesn't prohibit broadband providers for charging
customers for higher priority; it prohibits broadband providers from
offering "enhanced or prioritized" services to content/app/service providers
on a truly voluntary basis.  That's the real sticking point that many
reasonable people have a problem with.


-----Original Message-----
From: nnsquad-bounces+george_ou=lanarchitect.net@nnsquad.org
[mailto:nnsquad-bounces+george_ou=lanarchitect.net@nnsquad.org] On Behalf Of
Lauren Weinstein
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 8:56 AM
To: nnsquad@nnsquad.org
Subject: [ NNSquad ] Irish Times: "A modest proposal on internet neutrality"

Irish Times: "A modest proposal on internet neutrality"

http://bit.ly/bm2rw7  (Irish Times)

NNSquad Moderator