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End of Net Neutrality

2010-08-05 14:52:18.953563+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Further update: Google and Verizon announce roughly what the NY Times said they were going to. I take back some of those nasty things I implied about the NY Times.

Update: GooglePublicPolicy twitter account denies the story.

Remember when Google was the big player on our side for Net Neutrality? Yeah, they've gone evil: NY Times reports that Google and Verizon are talking about tiered traffic.

All the more reason I'm interested in building some alternative networks. Again: Anyone near Petaluma wanna play with point-to-point WiFi?

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-09 23:48:13.575226+00 by: meuon

Not sure what all is REALLY going on, but it sounds like Google is moving some servers closer to or on Verizon's network and may get some shorter routes and preferential QoS settings (for youtube and such). Despite what people think, the internet is a collection of private networks that have been doing this kind of thing since the very beginning. As a business, ISP's or Carriers try to do things that make the best sense for them while attempting to provide services people pay for. If they restrict things too much, people go elsewhere. The transition periods are often long, and lack of competition in some places is limiting... but I can only hope they are trying to make the customer experience better for less money (for them).

It's going to be an interesting evolutionary period.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-09 19:51:41.835226+00 by: Dan Lyke

Google and Verizon announce tiered service.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-06 04:35:09.757474+00 by: spc476

I'd love to, but I think I'm outside the range for viable point-to-point Wifi.

I did play a bit with it at The Company, when we had an outage that knocked a customer offline (not only the primary, but secondary circuit went down while my partner and I were out of state) and the quickest way to get back up was a wireless shot (fortunately, we knew someone that could set that up).

I also want to play around with IPv6 but all the consumer grade routing equipment (even from Cisco) don't appear to NAT 6-in-4 tunnels properly (grrrrrrr).

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-05 16:20:59.82808+00 by: Dan Lyke

Scott Rosenberg suggests that it's a deliberate fake to get people talking about the topic.