Net Neutrality

July 3, 2006 by Tim

Oh good lord.

Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on why he voted against Net Neutrality:

There’s one company now you can sign up and you can get a movie
delivered to your house daily by delivery service. Okay. And currently
it comes to your house, it gets put in the mail box when you get home
and you change your order but you pay for that, right.

But this
service isn’t going to go through the interent and what you do is you
just go to a place on the internet and you order your movie and guess
what you can order ten of them delivered to you and the delivery charge
is free.

Ten of them streaming across that internet and what happens to your own personal internet?

just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock
in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.

you want to talk about the consumer? Let’s talk about you and me. We
use this internet to communicate and we aren’t using it for commercial

We aren’t earning anything by going on that internet.
Now I’m not saying you have to or you want to discrimnate against those
people […]

The regulatory approach is wrong. Your approach is
regulatory in the sense that it says “No one can charge anyone for
massively invading this world of the internet”. No, I’m not finished. I
want people to understand my position, I’m not going to take a lot of
time. [?]

They want to deliver vast amounts of information over
the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump
something on. It’s not a truck.

It’s a series of tubes.

if you don’t understand those tubes can be filled and if they are
filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to
be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of
material, enormous amounts of material.

Now we have a separate Department of Defense internet now, did you know that?

Do you know why?

Because they have to have theirs delivered immediately. They can’t afford getting delayed by other people.


I think these people are arguing whether they should be able to dump
all that stuff on the internet ought to consider if they should develop
a system themselves.

Maybe there is a place for a commercial net but it’s not using what consumers use every day.

It’s not using the messaging service that is essential to small businesses, to our operation of families.

whole concept is that we should not go into this until someone shows
that there is something that has been done that really is a viloation
of net neutraility that hits you and me.

Ohhhh. So THAT’S how the internet works.

I wonder how many of those tubes are clogged with porn?

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