__/ [ Jim Richardson ] on Saturday 10 March 2007 17:53 \__
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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Study: Abandoning net neutrality discourages improvements in service
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>>| "In Japan and Korea, where there is net neutrality and much
>>| greater competition among broadband providers than in the United
>>| States, there are also higher broadband speeds," he said."
>>| Tim Wu, a Columbia Law School professor who is credited with
>>| popularizing the term 'network neutrality,' praised the study.
>>| "Kenneth Cheng is doing important research on a topic that is
>>| vital to the future of networking," he said.
>> Tiered Web impedes communication and exchange of free software, while
>> empowering suppressive or wealthy companies. The Internet grew owing to
>> its democratic nature. DRM (even censorship) is another limitation which
>> is damaging to exchange of knowledge.
> Roy, the Internet is very much *not* a democracy. Think about it.
True, but it does give more peoeple a voice, I think. The barriers to entry
are fairly low.
~~ Best wishes
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