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There's nothing in NN that has the FCC rationing bandwidth. I'm sure you know that, I'm unsure why you brought it up. If you actually *were* aware of the fullness of Comcast's sins, you'd realise it wasn't just about throttling. They were actually impersonating your pc in network transactions and sending drop packets, effectively blocked access to certain protocols. That's more than a little insidious. I had to engage in onion routing and packet obfuscation to even be able to use the internet the way it was intended to be used. Charging people more based on usage I'm sure is a great revenue idea, but it would never fly. People talk a lot about stifling innovation with regards to NN. You know what is pushing innovation forward? The obscene bandwidth demands of users like you and me. The infrastructure is forced to evolve and new technology emerges. Give companies a way to make more money by not innovating, and I guarantee that they take it.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2011 on The Importance of Net Neutrality at Coding Horror
"but he can't identify any actual negative event that's taken place in these last five years in the absence of the desired government restrictions" I take it you haven't paid attention to the Comcast lawsuits, eh? Where they were packet shaping and performing the exact behavior that Net Neutrality is designed to prevent?
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2011 on The Importance of Net Neutrality at Coding Horror
As for all the "keep your gubbamint hands off mah internets" posts, here's my thoughts. Is Net Neutrality stifling innovation? If innovation means dropping my bittorrent packets and throttling my netflix, then you can keep your innovation, and I think you know where you can put it too. Telling that most of the top Pro-ISP comments are from accounts just created the day the article showed up. I'm sure these people don't have a vested monetary interest in this at all.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2011 on The Importance of Net Neutrality at Coding Horror
I just want to say, this blog post inspired me to add an email error-reporting feature to one of my tools my support department uses. Thank you for that.
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