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KBode
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KBode,
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4/21/2015 | 2:59:00 PM
Re: He doesn't answer the questions...
"Net neutrality" is more than just about throttling or blocking. Net neutrality rules in Japan, Canada, The Netherlands, Chile, and a growing list of countries include zero rating as a net neutrality violation. And I absolutely agree that it is -- picking a selection of the wealthiest companies to be "cap exempt" immediately makes it an uphill climb for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non profits that can afford to pay the entry fee for preferred, highlighted treatment.
Atlantis-dude
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Atlantis-dude,
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4/21/2015 | 2:40:33 PM
Re: He doesn't answer the questions...
Not obvious that it violates it. If the carrier was prioritizing some traffic while charging the end-user the same amount for all traffic, then it would have.
KBode
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KBode,
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4/21/2015 | 10:48:13 AM
Re: He doesn't answer the questions...
Yeah I don't think he's trying to be "nefarious," but he'd be served to listen to the content companies and consumers in India that are telling him it's not ok to violate net neutrality for the sake of supposed philanthropy, or Facebook's international ad ambitions.
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4/21/2015 | 10:33:35 AM
Re: He doesn't answer the questions...
I suspect internet.org is more of a marketing and PR ploy than anything nefarious (unless Facebook marketing by definition is nefarious of course). Getting millions more user aboard is probably topmost on the minds of the Zuckerberg folks.
KBode
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KBode,
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4/17/2015 | 1:57:13 PM
He doesn't answer the questions...
Zuck's blog post really doesn't address critics of why zero rating is inconsistent with net neutrality. They're dropping out because they don't like one giant content company (Facebook) and incumbent ISPs dictating which companies get to a leg up by being cap exempt. It's a notion that's in complete contrast with real net neutrality, and nowhere in the blog post does he really give an indication he understands that...


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