Under Trump's rule, the FCC is wrecking net neutrality.
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- Alan Cox+4Not really 1968.. there were long periods it was far from neutral, chunks of it were not allowed to talk to other chunks and so on.
Just look at some of the history of the interconnects and games that went on when big players tried to monopolise backbone routing.
I mean it started with a backbone that forbid commerical use, then several big players got together to create CIX which was certainly not net neutrality but a power grab, causing rival grabs and peering operations.
Net neutrality like democracy is a good idea, but one whose existence is badly over-estimated.4d
- I'd like to buy all of the politicians browsing history please. I'm sure $3.18 should cover the costs.4d
- I was there for the creation of CIX--I really need to write that up, but it's a book, not an article--and it was both a power grab and the first move to net neutrality. Without CIX, the modern ubiquitous Internet wouldn't exist. The way things are going, we might be living in the last days of the Internet's golden age.4d
- Doesn't this just reverse rules that took effect June 12, 2015? Was the Internet not any good before that date?3d
- for most of the post CIX period, the major ISPs agreed to net neutrality, but in the late 2000s that changed and the FCC stepped in.3d
- But my understanding is that this proposal just reverses rules that have only been in effect for less than 2 years, and alternate consumer protections are being negotiated.
"we might be living in the last days of the Internet's golden age." seems going a bit far.3d
- +Paul Huber I've been following ISPs from day one. The major ISPs are dumping the principles of net neutrality as fast as they can and the Republicans are enabling them to do so. So, for now, your ISP can't sell your web history, charge you extra for using Netflix instead of DirectTV Now, or block you entirely from some web sites. That's what we know They're already planning The worst has yet to come.3d