Thursday, September 07, 2006

SCIAM - Keep the Net Neutral 

Finally I received today the August copy of Scientific American. The editors are also talking about net neutrality:

...On balance, those favoring net neutrality make the better case. A system for prioritizing data traffic might well be necessary someday, yet one might hope that it would be based on the needs of the transmissions rather than the deal making and caprices of the cable owners. Moreover, personal blogs and other web pages are increasingly patchworks of media components from various sources. Tiered service would stultify that trend....

...Ending net neutrality might feel safer if the telcos did not often enjoy local monopolies on broadband service. Almost half of all Americans have limited or no choice if they want high-speed connections...

They are also pointing to (favoring net neutrality) and (against it)

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