So, I hear the FCC is going to give us net neutrality: For the stuff that matters to us most, as an online community: the order bans paid prioritization, throttling and blocking. That means that outright blocking of content, slowing of transmissions, and the creation of so-called "fast lanes" available on a pay-to-play basis are banned. Daily Kos will be delivered across the … [Read more...] about The Future of Net Neutrality?
Last week in an opinion piece for Time, Nick Gillespie smacked around Obama's plan to sneak net neutrality in the back door by having the FCC reclassify internet service providers, essentially regulating them as public utilities. In addition to questioning the tactic, he also slams net neutrality for the usual reasons, which essentially boil down to this: If you think cable … [Read more...] about Fast Internet is Not a Free Market
The debate over "net neutrality" just makes me angry. The purpose of net neutrality is to force internet service providers to carry all content equally. The ISPs -- really mostly cable companies -- would like to dump net neutrality so they can charge special rates for certain content such as streaming video. This would allow them to offer "high-speed lanes" to services like … [Read more...] about Net Neutrality Pisses Me Off