These are the things I've written that are tagged "net neutrality"

Level3 is without peer, now what to do?

20 May 2014

Cringely: The idea here is pretty clear: these five ISPs want to be paid extra for doing the job they are already being paid for. Extra ports are required to handle the current level of traffic and these companies are assuming that when the pain becomes great enough — that’s our pain, by the way […]

Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit

24 April 2014

Marco Arment with some strong language about the gross marketing campaign to rebrand the destruction of net neutrality as allowing ISPs to create “fast lanes”: Be honest. This is not building anything new — it’s discriminating and restricting what we already have. This is not making anything faster — it’s allowing ISPs to selectively slow […]

Court strikes down FCC’s anti-blocking rules

14 January 2014

Ars Technica: The Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules were partially struck down today by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which said the Commission did not properly justify its anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules. I have an extreme and intense dislike for the FCC (an unconstitutional entity which has done […]

There’s Only One Internet

09 August 2010

John Bergmayer for Public Knowledge: […] Google CEO Eric Schmidt claims to be crafting rules that will protect “the next Google.” But with weak “rules” like the ones his company has proposed, he can rest assured that the next Google will be…Google. If the Verizon/Google proposal is adopted, the window of openness that allowed companies […]

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