The root premise of Internet and all TCP/IP networks is that all packets are treated equally. The last thing we need is Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, et al, “shaping” and prioritizing our data to fit their needs. These networks were largely built with public money and to this extent, just like the airwaves and wireless frequencies, are a shared resource. You don’t get a voice call put on hold because someone else’s call is more important to the carrier than yours, do you? Or because the carrier wants to sell you something? Net Neutrality is an underlying facet of the Internet. It’s the carriers that want to change that, long after the rules of the game were established.
Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.View all posts by marc →