Sunday, July 17, 2011
"Would you subscribe to an ISP that gave you Fox News but not Olbermann, or gave iTunes an exclusive on music, or only allowed Warner Brothers movies on their system? It's a ridiculous proposition (and one that could be addressed with anti-trust law if I'm entirely wrong, which I'm not) ... And, second, the Internet isn't "neutral" right now! Big websites cache their content in server farms around the world, like squirrels burying nuts for the winter. That way, they reach you faster than the "little guy," even though the net is allegedly "neutral."
See "Why Liberals Should Think Twice About Net Neutrality" - here.
For the 2nd point - see also the debate in the UK on BT's caching service - "BT's Wholesale Content Connect Service and Net Neutrality" - here and "BT CTO: "Caching does not Breach Net Neutrality" - here.