Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Net Neutrality

There is some big hoopla about the concept of net neutrality.

Why?

It seems that there are sume network providers that want to create a "fast lane" for the internet. Downloads will be faster, videos can be played, etc, etc, etc.

Of course, they will charge for it.

And the problem is???

"But then the poor people won't have the high speed stuff..."

So what? The "poor" have always bought / received things that were less than "top of the line." The people who can afford it buy the best automobiles, the best houses, the best seats in an airplane. Knowing that more money can do that is a great incentive. I hope to do that myself, until then, I drive a Saturn (great cars), have a very modest house, and fly coach.

Why should the internet be different? No one is being denied access - that would be wrong, but the people with the extra cash can get faster transfers.

That's the way it is in a capitalist type society - you want more / better? Prepare to fork over more.

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