Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Industry Braces for Net-Neutrality Fallout - WSJ.com

Glad to see this 

AT&T Inc.'s capitulation on the issue of "net neutrality," which led U.S. regulators to approve its $86 billion purchase of BellSouth Corp., may have consequences far beyond the company.

Supporters of net-neutrality rules, which require equal treatment of all traffic from the Internet backbone to a consumer's PC, say AT&T's agreement provides a template for future legislation and may at least temporarily hinder hopes of other telecom and cable companies from monetizing their Internet lines by charging companies such as Google Inc. or Amazon.com Inc. to give their traffic priority and faster service.

Source: Industry Braces for Net-Neutrality Fallout - WSJ.com

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