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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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

So, when the entire network is split into teirs.. they customer is going to have alternatives? When the Google/Verison framework blocks new entrants into the market, innovation and competition will flurish?

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Their customers will "regulate" by changing ISP,etc. They just won't buy the product. The customers know more and faster what they want than any government guy does.
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You must mean that same huge consumer base that purchases products based on quality and technical features rather than marketing and shiny blinkey lights.. for example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

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telns Member since:
2009-06-18

You must mean that same huge consumer base that purchases products based on quality and technical features rather than marketing and shiny blinkey lights


So you are going to force them to pay--because it will cost more to provide--for something they don't even care about because you know what is best for them?

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Force someone under the idea that I know best with no input from them.. heck no.. I don't even do that to my own family. I'm arguing the very opposite of that kind of behavior being imposed by the corporations trying to remove neutrality and free market forces from the Internet.

This doesn't change the fact that consumer markets are riddled with the graves of products that benefited the consumer more but couldn't compete against the marketing of lesser products. I truly wish this was a perfect world with healthy free markets regulated by the natural market forces but the technology industry is far from it.

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