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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RE: Nit-picking.
by DrillSgt on Mon 9th Aug 2010 22:31 UTC in reply to "Nit-picking."
DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

...I don't see why broadband providers shouldn't be allowed to use the connection to offer additional services to only their customers, as long as they don't *restrict* the ability of others to use that internet connection.


There is the issue right there. This is all about restricting "the ability of others to use that internet connection". Providers already offer additional services to only their customers, the difference being that now they can't restrict it, where with this proposal they could.

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