Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Another good read on Net Neutrality

To the wizards who dreamed up the Net, the bigger concern was speculative: What would happen to Amazon, for instance, if Comcast, the largest high-speed Internet provider over cable modems, struck an exclusive deal with Barnes and Noble and tilted its Web traffic to its new partner? Or, if cable cut off all access to sites owned by rival companies? Such scenarios were not far-fetched. In 2000, Time Warner Cable temporarily cut off Walt Disney's television shows to 3.5 million customers in a dispute over fees.

Remember when AT&T was offered the internet by the government? Just as stupid then as they are stupid now. Of course then, they didn't factor in greed.


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