Net Neutrality News June 2010
On June 21, 2010, an item appeared in The Wall Street Journal announcing that the Federal Communications Commission was holding closed-door meetings with heavyweights from the cable industry, possibly to broker a deal on net neutrality.
Regular readers of this blog already know that I am an advocate for rules that would require broadband network providers to treat all content equally - in other words, to be detached from what information is sent over their networks (aka "net neutrality"). Big cable providers want to the ability to favor certain content (their own) and to charge users different rates for different types of content.
Even the suggestion that a net neutrality deal was being negotiated in secret was disturbing to advocates like myself. The next day, June 22, 2010, Timothy Karr responded to with an impassioned piece in The Huffington Post.