Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 20:55 UTC
Internet & Networking Well, this is interesting. As some rumours already suggested, Google and Verizon have released a joint proposal for a legislative framework regarding net neutrality. This being Google and all, some of you may expect this to be all flower-farting unicorns darting across rainbows, but sadly, that's not the case. This proposal? Well, it's not good.
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>>The idea of Net Neutrality is to provide a free market where any entrant can have a fair chance of competition.

If you believe in free markets, then why are you supporting having the government step in and govern ISPs and providers? If people don't want to pay for a tiered service, then they will shop elsewhere. That is how the free market works...not giving all of the power to the FCC to determine who is breaking the rules. As soon as government gets involved with anything they mess it up. Sounds like you want the government to pick who is the winner and who has access to what...

>>It is the natural state of the Internet and a primary reason it's grown as it has when other networks have gone nowhere.

The internet has grown so fast because governments have not been able to put any rules on it, not because OF government. Hell, they can't even charge sales taxes on internet sales.

The funny part about the Net Neutrality argument is that there are really no cases that people can site in the U.S. where Net Neutrality has been violated even without another law passed...

Edited 2010-08-10 03:51 UTC

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