Monday, June 16, 2008

Understanding net neutrality – Imagine Amazon owned the post office

Net neutrality is

Network neutrality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

…  a principle that is applied to residential broadband networks, and potentially to all networks. A neutral broadband network is one that is free of restrictions on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, on the modes of communication allowed, which does not restrict content, sites or platforms, and where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication streams

How can we explain why the Net Neutrality discussion is important?

Imagine that there was no UPS and no Fedex. USPS only. There’s only one shipping service in this world.

Now imagine that Amazon owned the USPS.

Now you understand.

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