Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2009 19:16 UTC
Internet & Networking Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, today laid out plans to enforce net neutrality upon the internet. While the FCC is a US-only entity, fact of the matter is that "control" over the internet lies within the US, so whatever the FCC decides, it will affect the rest of the world.
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RE: Excellent news. - agreed
by jabbotts on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 12:43 UTC in reply to "Excellent news."
jabbotts
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I pay my pound of flesh per month for a connection from my wall socket to the internet. I expect a rate of data transfer regardless of what those 1s and 0s happen to be. At the transport layer, it's all one binary streaming blob. Filtering parts of that binary stream based on the ISP'd arbitrary feelings is not acceptable. It's barely tolerable that my upload speed does not remotely match my download speed.

I don't want my ISP's "value add".. It's a simply deal, I give you money every month, you give me a dump-pipe feed. Don't bust my balls over what ports I have open or what order the 1s and 0s happen to arrive in.

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