[opensource] Support Network Neutrality!

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Mon Jun 12 03:22:05 EDT 2006

Nick Hurley wrote:
> Basically, what's happening here, is that the ISPs are segmenting the  
> internet so that they can make more money. They all win, because the  
> big money content providers won't be cool with their traffic going  
> slower, so they'll pony up the bucks.

So, is there something out there right now that prevents ISPs from 
already doing this?

> Oh, and let's not forget the other provision of HR 5252, making ISPs  
> into national franchises, similar to what happened with the gasoline  
> industry some years ago.

Sounds like a creative way to kill off the CLECs 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CLEC) and undo all of the good things that 
were done when Ma Bell was fragmented.  Of course they strategically 
introduced the bill during finals to try and slip it by us college 
students.  ;)

James Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>

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