Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Point of Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr, Washington Post In his Sept. 9 commentary “Whiny Techies, II” [Sunday Briefing, Business] Steven Pearlstein called net neutrality supporters economically illiterate for demanding that consumers “be able to pay the same monthly fee for using the Internet, no matter how much bandwidth they...
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There’s nothing fair with Net neutrality

Scott Cleland, Philadelphia Inquirer Craig Newmark’s twisted sense of “Internet fairness” in his Sept. 12 commentary on Net neutrality (“Heed the threat to Internet fairness”) cannot go unchallenged. Newmark’s claim that Net neutrality is about “fairness” is bogus. Is it fair to assume people are...
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New Paper by NERA Economist Advocates Access Tiering vs. Regulation in Net Neutrality

NERA Economic Consulting NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harmful economic consequences await software application providers, network end-users, and telecommunications carriers alike if efforts to prevent differentiated quality of service (QoS) over the Internet succeed, according to “Freedom, Regulation, and Net Neutrality,” a new paper released today by an...
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Free the Internet …

Seattle Times Democracy is meaningless without structure. It requires support and infrastructure to become a word capable of giving entire nations voice and freedom. The architects of America’s democracy knew this. The Founding Fathers made sure newspapers and magazines were widely distributed by allowing periodicals...
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Two-tier internet could damage future growth

Neon Kelly, Vnunet A ‘two-tier’ internet where content providers pay a premium to guarantee a speedy web site will damage the future growth of the web, according to search giant Google. The net neutrality principle ­ which argues that everyone should have equal access to...
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Senate Chair Takes on FTC in Net Neutrality Fight

Chloe Albanesius, PC Mag A Senate subcommittee chairman tangled with the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday, calling into question the agency’s hands-off approach to Internet regulation. “We’re headed toward a circumstance where big providers that have a lot of muscle … will set up different lanes...
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Whiny Techies, I

Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post A bit of advice for all those who rushed out to be the first on their block with a new iPhone and are now bellyaching because Apple reduced the price: Get a life. What rock have you folks been living under?...
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