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The One Minute Case Against “Net Neutrality”

Advocates of “net neutrality” argue against the right of the owners of the pipes (Internet Service Providers) to discriminate between different messages or to charge recipients of messages. So for example, an ISP would not be able to favor telephone calls sent over the net over movie downloads, or charge Google extra for the traffic sent their way, or to block a business if it competes with their own services, or to block... more »

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ISP's: the bus drivers of the information superhighway. why do we really need them?

In 1991, I was on the internet, directly, through UUCP. My ISP was a company based in my area that had bought a few T1 phone lines, and set up some modems that people like me could call into.

For the most part, I was driving on the information superhighway in my own car. A very American way of getting around.

When the telecommunications act of 1996 changed the rules about how much the phone companies could charge to... more »

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