Net Neutrality May Be a Dead Man Walking

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Net Neutrality May Be a Dead Man Walking

Post by Lurker on Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:41 pm

Once upon a time, companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others declared a war on the internet’s foundational principle: that its networks should be “neutral” and users don’t need anyone’s permission to invent, create, communicate, broadcast, or share online. The neutral and level playing field provided by permissionless innovation has empowered all of us with the freedom to express ourselves and innovate online without having to seek the permission of a remote telecom executive.

But today, that freedom won’t survive much longer if a federal court — the second most powerful court in the nation behind the Supreme Court, the DC Circuit — is set to strike down the nation’s net neutrality law, a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010. Some will claim the new solution “splits the baby” in a way that somehow doesn’t kill net neutrality and so we should be grateful. But make no mistake: Despite eight years of public and political activism by multitudes fighting for freedom on the internet, a court decision may soon take it away.

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/11/so-the-internets-about-to-lose-its-net-neutrality/

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Re: Net Neutrality May Be a Dead Man Walking

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:09 pm

interesting...
but I dont think that model can be adopted in all nations (pretty sure we have a state owned backbone)
USA is no longer the centre of the world, and this will push it further behind as other companies will move their Internet presence overseas.

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