Monday, December 20, 2010

FCC Set To Vote On Net Neutrality


    The FCC is scheduled to vote on Net Neutrality on December 21,2010. For us users of the internet,this is a big issues and one in which you should be massively concerned about as our lovely corporate internet providers would like to be able to decide how much net speed you will have use of based on how much you are willing to pay for such speed. If you do not wish to pay for to much,you might as well get used to the fact that your broadband speed could start running like the old dial-up services did. Our ISP’s wish to form different levels of service to sell to the net users (us). Of course,the home users will do most of the suffering because many will not pay to have speeds that company’s like Google will have.

   You need to fight this shit and this is how you do this.

   Go to The Writers Guild of America and please sign this petition. You must be heard in this matter.

  So just what is Net Neutrality?

Definitions of network neutrality      Wikipedia

At its simplest, network neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.[9] Net neutrality advocates have established different definitions of network neutrality:

Absolute non-discrimination
Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu: "Network neutrality is best defined as a network design principle. The idea is that a maximally useful public information network aspires to treat all content, sites, and platforms equally.
Limited discrimination without QoS tiering 
United States lawmakers have introduced bills that would allow quality of service discrimination as long as no special fee is charged for higher-quality service.
Limited discrimination and tiering
This approach allows higher fees for QoS as long as there is no exclusivity in service contracts. According to Tim Berners-Lee: "If I pay to connect to the Net with a given quality of service, and you pay to connect to the net with the same or higher quality of service, then you and I can communicate across the net, with that quality of service."[1] "[We] each pay to connect to the Net, but no one can pay for exclusive access to me.
First come first served
According to Imprint Magazine, University of Michigan Law School professor Susan P. Crawford "believes that a neutral Internet must forward packets on a first-come, first served basis, without regard for quality-of-service considerations.