Comments: Net Neutrality for the Little Guys

Your insight on this has been great. The really dumbfounding part about this is that instead of charging the consumer for the benefit of the data they want to access they are charging the producer of the content, i.e. the people who are making the end-user want to transfer the data through the pipes. Without the producer there would be no demand to move the data thru their precious bubble-funded cables.

Posted by Ted R. at June 22, 2006 01:17 PM

This is outrageously interesting. Not to mention disturbing. In the wireless world, the telco's do just what is being proposed here... only more. Companies like Verizon actually regulate who is allowed to even view the mobile internet. If you dont have a deal, they can't access your site. So what happens to discovery then? As you mention here, it becomes much harder. The beauty of the internet, is that it's and expansive framework enabling all to use it. It reaches all. This is like putting toll booths on the road only for people driving Mercedes. God, I wish one day I'd be reminded that our society is democratic and not capitalist.

Thanks for the post.

Posted by Anita at June 23, 2006 09:52 AM