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Old 07-08-2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default Network Neutrality

There has been a great deal of discussion in the public press and in Congress about the concept of "Network Neutrality" and what it means or should mean, if anything. Here is a useful article on the subject:


There are at least two sides, maybe more, on this subject, and I am not quite sure where I am on it just yet.

I don't want big companies of any kind dictating what the general public can access over the Internet. I think there is far to little competition for broadband ISP services at present, and some proposals would reduce what competition currently exist.

There have been reports that Comcast slows upload speeds on their broadband Internet service for individual users who make heavy use of that direction, but I don't know if that is still true, if it ever was.

Cable TV services were designed for high speed in the user's direction, but only very low speeds in the upload direction, but that technical limitation may be gone with improved hardware and software for providing ISP services today.

This is a big subject, but I hope that forum members can provide more insight than I currently have into the topic.
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