Friday, September 07, 2007

US backing two-tiered Internet

From the BBC news, the US Justice Department has said it is opposed to Net Neutrality and instead supports charging for 'priority traffic.'

What is interesting is that the comments run counter to the statements from Microsoft and Google, who have called for legislation to guarantee "equal access to the Internet."

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who I previously blogged about, has continuously reiterated his position that there should be "one Web" and that anyone who tries to chop it into two will find that "their piece looks very boring."

We're only seeing the beginning of this debate as the implications become more real--socially and monetarily.

See the story here>>

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Blogger Neils said...

What's really fascinating is how completely out of the realm of sense this seems to people who have the barest understanding of the web.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Florence Chee said...

Agreed. Such is the case with so many other political issues, and that's why decidedly uninformed citizens continue to shoot themselves in the foot by only leaving things in the hands of 'the government'. That makes it so those who actually make the decisions are getting away with all sorts of legislation.

8:35 AM  

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