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[ 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. George -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Lauren Weinstein Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 8:56 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.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) --Lauren-- NNSquad Moderator