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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Macworld Takes a Look at Network Neutrality

"Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) acts as a gateway between you and the Internet. It’s the pipeline that allows you to access everything from your e-mail to remote file servers where you back up your important data—not to mention browsing the Web.

But what happens if, instead of a pipeline, your ISP instead acts as a filter? In some cases, that scenario is beginning to play out as ISPs increasingly seem to be moving toward favoring some types of traffic over others."

Filtering content goes against everything Wireless Nomad stands for as an ISP. Each subscriber has a connection, and as far as we're concerned, it's theirs to do with as they wish, so long as that use doesn't unreasonably impair the use of the network by others (but all subscribers have to share their extra bandwidth over the WiFi!).

LINK to Macworld


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