Friday, August 06, 2010

BBC News - Net neutrality talks stall in US

BBC News - Net neutrality talks stall in US

Everyone should be very nervous about this. The idea is simple; all data communications should be treated equally. Net Neutrality is supposed to protect that idea. If this does not pass, then, basically, different types of traffic are treated differently. This would be like charging more to call your parents or friend on the phone, and less to call a business that paid a fee to the phone company. Sounds absurd, right?

The bigger picture is this: If you start a small internet company, you would have to pay the ISP's to get your site served up with the same speed that a larger, more cash rich company, did. It creates imbalance for small companies, and would only stifle creativity and entrepreneurship.

Everyone needs to get involved in this.

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