Tuesday, August 08, 2006

More on net neutrality

Peter Cochrane in his regular column for silicon.com flags the risks to the future of the net arising from the recent US legislation...a "very dangerous precipice" indeed...

"The telcos et al see an opportunity to regulate the whole net and control the packet flow so they can extract more revenues by creating tiers of usage for individuals and websites by volume and speed. This would create, at least, two classes - one faster internet for those with lots of money and one slower one for those without. And I have to say, this also means goodbye to the freedom and uniform utility we currently enjoy."