NEWS: End of Net Neutrality Negotiations, Good News for Internet

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by John Navas, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. John Navas

    John Navas Guest

    The FCC has called off negotiations with major Internet industry players
    to arrive at a compromise for net neutrality. The meetings were an
    attempt to come to an amicable agreement over net neutrality rules and
    dodge political pressure over FCC jurisdiction and authority--but asking
    the fox how to protect the henhouse is generally unwise.

    Reports of a secret deal between Verizon and Google for preferential
    treatment of Google traffic on Verizon's networks may have been a
    catalyst to the breakdown of negotiations. But, whether that is true or
    not, the end of the negotiations is great for the future of the
    Internet. The FCC is supposed to provide guidance and oversight of these
    Internet industry stakeholders--not the other way around.

    John Navas, Aug 6, 2010
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    John Slade Guest

    I don't think we can ever have true net neutrality as long
    as the major ISPs have control over their networks. They have
    deep pockets and elections cost money. So until we get rid of
    private campaign financing and private ownership of ISPs and
    their internet backbones, we're gonna have problems. The only
    real way is for constituents to let their congressional
    representation know how they feel about it.

    John Slade, Aug 7, 2010
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