Network Neutrality

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What position do you advocate?

  • By COB Sunday, flesh out the arguments here. Respond to the arguments other parties make.


Prioritization. Huge investments in network infrastructure. Because bandwidth is expensive, we need to prioritize, and we want to charge content providers for priority. Disney should pay us if they want to reach our customers faster.

Facing competition, don't want to cut Google off (and make consumers flee). Squeeze the mid-sized guys.

[Network Neutrality, BT]


We're big enough to cut a deal.


We speak for the users and their freedom. If we can't get neutral net from BT, we'll build our own, because we rely on user content.



Internet is a utility, but bureaucrats aren't always good at regulating utilities. We'll think about it, form a committee and come back in 5 years. (BT sets its lobbyists to work.)

Public interest consumer group

The Internet is a utility. We don't allow Dyson to pay for priority electricity, we shouldn't allow Disney to pay for priority Internet.

Where do government subsidies fit into the picture?

Big picture

Is this "rough consensus" or negotiation among established players?