Saturday, June 10, 2006

The House Passed Non-Net Neutrality Bill

ColoradoLib says at least Diana DeGette voted against it.
... the House decided to turn control of the Net over to companies like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner. These companies intend to create "pay lanes" on the information superhighway. These lanes will give communications companies the ability to give some data packets preferential treatment. So big business gets one Internet while the rest of us have to use a different, slower one. And communications companies can make some websites work better than others, for a price.
Personally, I think there are never enough analogies. The anti-net neutrality crowd like to say it's like charging large trucks more money to use a toll road because the trucks wear down the road more. Which sounds perfectly fair until you realize that they also intend to create a special truck lane with a 75mph speed limit while cars have to stay in the 20mph lane.

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