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« on: September 19, 2009, 10:26:20 PM »

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/09/18/fcc_expected_to_announce_new_net_neutrality_rules_on_monday.html
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 12:41:07 PM »

Knowing how brilliant your decision makers are... well, I don't expect this to go all smooth Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 02:58:11 PM »

"When you control the pipe you should be able to get profit from your investment" - John McCain

From past threads I just can't see how you are in disagreement with this sentiment  Undecided  Nutballs has seemed similarly in alignment with letting the market handle itself.  I wonder if he's in favor of net neutrality  Huh?  Am I missing something?

"Opposition to the principle of net neutrality is commonly voiced by cable and telecom companies, right wing think tanks such as the Cato Institute, and astroturf advocacy groups such as "Hands off the Internet," a site financed by AT&T and "Citizens Against Government Waste," a nonprofit group linked to Jack Abramoff."

You all know where I stand on this - net neutrality
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 12:42:31 PM »

Nice: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/092109-genachowski-net-neutrality-speech.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2009-09-21

I like the fact that they're not trying to change everything at once but targeting two key areas:

  • Bar carriers from blocking or degrading lawful Web traffic
  • Force carriers to be more open about their traffic management practices

Just these two would be great for the Internet  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 01:25:34 PM »

Totally agree. Where I think you interpreted my OKness with non-regulated neutrality is that I think under certain circumstances there could be room for the notion of prioritized traffic ... particularly when we all go VOIP and such. Or hospital traffic and such. Way too deep for me ATM, but there's discussion points that can be had, because no matter how much bandwidth is built, users will suck it up.

But all that said, the notion of ISPs being able to forcibly DOWNGRADE your service or block certain services should be regulated. This might seem incongruous with my position about Apple and Google - but I see it as different. When I purchase bandwidth, I am specifically purchasing an onramp to the highway. When I purchase Apple, I am purchasing their experience. It's a fine gray line, but it reconciles OK for me.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 02:03:44 PM »

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When I purchase bandwidth, I am specifically purchasing an onramp to the highway. When I purchase Apple, I am purchasing their experience. It's a fine gray line, but it reconciles OK for me.

I think I see your point actually Smiley  I still have my feelings about consumer protection in general but I can see how you would personally be ok with this difference, since purchasing an "experience" has a defined boundary whereas throwing up a toll-booth on the once free highway effects everyone.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 02:11:39 PM »

Graciously stated, old man. And I totally agree that this is really a consumer protection issue, not a protection of capitalism issue. I'm suddenly wondering where my right-wing tools at the blog would stand on this.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2009, 02:33:30 PM »

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I'm suddenly wondering where my right-wing tools at the blog would stand on this.

They get awfully quiet when sound and popular policies are in direct opposition to the silly slogans on their tea-bagging leaflets. 
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