Depends on the meaning of the data
29 November 2014
Finally, a reasonable article on Net Neutrality.
I think we can all agree that eventually all communication will eventually go over the internet or whatever it becomes. Should that all traffic or data be equal?
Do you want emergency 911 calls routed with the same priority as gootube cat videos? Do we want to stop all innovation? Can we afford to not develop flexible strategies? Ones that we can’t imagine now. Can the government actually decide what works best for the internet?
Big corporations are on both sides of the debate.
Do the companies that are using large bandwidth: Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, etc…, get it for free? Should they pay more for volume? Those companies win if the for argument wins.
Or the ISPs who are building the expensive gigabit last mile: Comcast, Verizon, etc.. Should we not let them compete for services that work better? Or do we want dumb pipes that don’t prioritize? That’s the against side.
I think we want the freedom of innovation and the principal of openness. I don’t think it can be legislated.