TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Net Neutrality?

Re: Net Neutrality?

Rick Merrill (
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 13:28:17 -0400

> Funding the roll out of such high-priced services led the corporations
> to propose "tiered pricing" models for services, where higher paying
> clients could get faster Internet service and prioritized access to
> bandwidth.

> Consumer groups, content providers and technology advocates opposed the
> move on the principle of "net neutrality." By prioritizing Internet
> traffic according to who pays more, they argued, anyone who doesn't pay
> up will be consigned to the "slow lane" of Internet access and degraded
> service.

> -

I thought the term "net neutrality" also applied to companies carrying
one another's traffic.

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