Wired.Com on Net Neutrality

Interesting article from Wired.com suggesting that while there has always been some degree of constraint on net neutrality in the form of "peering" arragements for traffic management between large backbone providers, the preferential access model, compounded by the control of the "last mile" by very few companies "serving" individual customers, is really likely to be a bad thing:

"To say it's never been equal is obvious," says Paul Meisner, vice president of global public policy for Amazon.com and one of the key lobbyists pushing for strong net-neutrality safeguards on Capitol Hill. "But none of those services degrade other services on the internet. The problem arises when schemes are discussed that would prioritize some traffic over other traffic."

Article can be found here


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