No Network Neutrality, No Internet... And That's Just What Telcos Want

from the killing-the-internet dept

The network neutrality debate has been heating up as of late, and with hearings today, it's no surprise to be hearing more about it. The always interesting Daniel Berninger has written up a good analysis on Om Malik's site explaining why the internet doesn't exist without network neutrality, while suggesting that's exactly what the telcos want. It's not so much about squeezing more money out of the likes of Google and others, but in killing off what makes the internet useful... which allows them (they think) to go back their older business model which is clearly under attack from the internet. Of course, most people recognize that this will never happen -- but that won't stop the telcos from making a mess of things in the meantime.

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    Dane Janeiro, 7 Feb 2006 @ 12:58pm

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    The telco philosophy is echoed in that line from the guy from the Bush White House who said "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out." It's the SAME mindset. They are the same sociopath loop job types that gain power in this country.
    Of course from the reality-based world, it looks like the telco guy are saying that settlement with content providers -- on top of charging customers monthly access fees -- is a business plan for the future. To me it looks like Prodigy, circa 1986.

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