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House Subcommittee Vote Unlikely to Impede Net Neutrality Rules

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Whether the FCC will eventually implement its Net neutrality rules depends on many factors -- none of which include a House subcommittee's vote on Wednesday to overturn them. "This is a purely symbolic move by the Republicans," said telecom attorney Jonat


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Kriti S (26)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 6:37 pm
According to Berners-Lee "every customer should be able to access every service, and every service should be able to access every customer ... The web has grown so fast precisely because we have had two independent markets, one for connectivity, and the other for content and applications."

Kriti S (26)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 6:39 pm
companies which operate a telecommunications network, like the telephone and cable companies, shouldn’t be able to play favorites with the content that goes over the network.
For example, one movie company shouldn’t be able to cut a deal with Verizon to get preferential treatment on the Internet, to have its movies download quicker than other companies’ movies. If that happens, then Verizon (or AT&T or Comcast, etc.) is influencing users’ decisions by allowing one service to operate better than a similar service in which the carrier does not have a financial interest.

Kriti S (26)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 9:14 pm
US is not the only country trying to grapple with the slow internet which bears a negative connotation to our economic progress, like US, the British are facing the same issues. Culture Secretary, Ed Vaizey will hear how Britain internet service providers (ISPs) plan to throttle still further the measly internet access they provide to the citizens of the UK in order to boost their bottom lines and reduce competition.
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