Category Archives: Net neutrality

Network industry is operating on flawed foundational principles

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN In a nutshell, the current situation with cyber security [2] is the direct result of the developments during the the “internet bubble,” in the 1990s. Collapse of the Bell Labs permitted the unchecked growth of … Continue reading

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Consultation Process on Differential Pricing for Data Services

Response to Consultation Process on Differential Pricing for Data Services by TRAI (India) Here are my answers to the questions on Differential Pricing for Data Services. Question 1: Should the TSPs be allowed to have differential pricing for data usage … Continue reading

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Internet Fast and Slow Lanes

One area of confusion in the current internet debate is the “fast lane” and “slow lane” controversy. The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, “I will not allow some companies to force Internet users into a slow lane so that others … Continue reading

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An Internet Transit Map

“In the world of tech policy there are few issues more conflict-laden and wrapped up in misunderstandings than net neutrality,” says Doug Brake in The Hill. There is no shortage of internet maps [2, 3]. But what is missing is … Continue reading

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Recommendations to the FCC for the path forward

The FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wrote accurately in his blog, “the idea of net neutrality (or the Open Internet) has been discussed for a decade with no lasting results.” The stalemate is the result of an attempt to solve technology … Continue reading

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Net neutrality: issues and solution

As expected, FCC’s Net Neutrality rules have been struck down by the court. The reason is FCC’s position is self-contradictory. 2002 FCC rule classified broadband/Internet as an information service, and outside the purview of FCC regulations. But 2010 FCC Net … Continue reading