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Net Neutrality: Who’s the Boss?

"We welcome all efforts to promote openness on the wireline Internet but believe that any satisfactory agreement must also include protection for wireless Internet users to access websites and applications of their choice," said Markham Erickson, executive director of the Open Internet Coalition, for example.

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Free Flow of Internet Traffic Requires Sensible Road Rules

This column is a response to "How to Solve the Net Neutrality Issue," by Sonia Arrison ...

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Who’s Winning the Battle Over Net Neutrality?

These groups' position stems from a couple of concerns. They are afraid that the Internet will morph into an elitist rather than a populist technology: Bandwidth will be available only to those who have the money to pay for it. "We are also concerned about the criteria that carriers are using to block traffic," Markham Erickson, executive director of the Open Internet Coalition, told the E-Commerce Times. Rather than making decisions based solely on network performance, ISPs may block content based on competitive pressures -- blocking items that compete with their own services -- or arbitrary moral issues such as blocking items of questionable taste or stringent political views...

WSJ Story on Google’s Net Neutrality Stance Raises Hackles

That point is backed up by two Net neutrality advocacy groups. "Today's Wall Street Journal story is a fundamentally inaccurate portrayal of the current Net neutrality debate, both in terms of the corporate participants and the issues involved." Markham Erickson, Executive Director, Open Internet Coalition, told the E-Commerce Times. "It confuses two separate issues: the arbitrary manipulation of and discrimination against certain kinds of traffic traveling across Internet networks, and the ability of cable and telephone company operators to deploy network upgrades, such as edge caching of content."

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The Still-Simmering Net Neutrality Debate

These groups' position stems from a couple of concerns. They are afraid that the Internet will morph into an elitist rather than a populist technology: Bandwidth will be available only to those who have the money to pay for it. "We are also concerned about the criteria that carriers are using to block traffic," Markham Erickson, executive director of the Open Internet Coalition, told the E-Commerce Times. Rather than making decisions based solely on network performance, ISPs may block content based on competitive pressures -- blocking items that compete with their own services -- or arbitrary moral issues such as blocking items of questionable taste or stringent political views...

FCC to Hammer Comcast on Throttling Shenanigans

On the other side of the debate, Net neutrality advocates are all but claiming outright victory. "We are heartened by reports the commission will find Comcast's blocking to be illegal," Markham Erickson, executive director of Open Internet Coalition, told the E-Commerce Times. "This will be a key opportunity for the commission to enforce the broadband policy statement to protect consumers' rights. A decision in support of the complaint against Comcast will help promote competition and choice on the Internet."

The Net Neutrality Debate: Still Sizzling

These groups' position stems from a couple of concerns. They are afraid that the Internet will morph into an elitist rather than a populist technology: Bandwidth will be available only to those who have the money to pay for it. "We are also concerned about the criteria that carriers are using to block traffic," Markham Erickson, executive director of the Open Internet Coalition, told the E-Commerce Times. Rather than making decisions based solely on network performance, ISPs may block content based on competitive pressures -- blocking items that compete with their own services -- or arbitrary moral issues such as blocking items of questionable taste or stringent political views...

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