Friday, July 11, 2008

An Imminent Victory for Net Neutrality Advocates - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

A timely reality check

The dirty little secret of the Internet industry is that all the providers use software tools to manage their network traffic. Comcast got caught and may have been more aggressive than some rivals, but it’s certainly not alone.

Mr. Martin’s proposed ruling in favor of openness could actually end up hurting Internet users if it accelerates the nascent moves by the industry to charge customers based on how much data they use instead of offering essentially unlimited data for a flat fee.

An Imminent Victory for Net Neutrality Advocates - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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