[TriLUG] Net Neutrality under attack again
igor at igorpartola.com
Mon Nov 7 15:40:02 EST 2011
With the move to VOIP, I wonder if Internet access becomes a utility
implicitly. Imagine that 90% of home and business phone access happens over
the Internet AND phone infrastructure is considered a utility. Does that
immediately mean that ISPs are utilities?
On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Bill Farrow <bill at arrowsreach.com> wrote:
> If we were to reduce regulation, could we please balance that by
> reducing the government granted monopoly protection that the carriers
> currently enjoy ? Hey, here's an idea, remove the monopoly regs first
> to get some real competition going, and then remove the remaining
> regulations like Net Neutrality. Unfortunately this is not going to
> happen, just follow the money and see who gains from all of this, it
> sure ain't the consumer.
> It's funny, but the Tea Party was originally FOR Net Neutrality, and
> somewhere along the way the message was changed to being Against.
> I strongly believe that the Internet should be classified as a
> utility, just like electricity, water, gas, etc. The focus should be
> on encouraging new services and businesses to use this infrastructure.
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