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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2018 | 12:20:39 AM
Re: Net Neutrality- Who Benefits
@brooks7: And very quickly, the real issue is revealed: Is it better to screw the content providers or the network carriers?
brooks7
brooks7
1/23/2018 | 9:36:38 AM
Re: Net Neutrality- Who Benefits
@Joe,

Not small SPs but small content companies.  The concern is that if paid priorization becomes required that small content companies will never get off the ground.

I understand the thinking about small SPs.  I think people forget that they exist or exist in only rural area (I am aware of a dozen or so small SPs in the SF Bay Area alone).

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/22/2018 | 10:01:46 PM
Re: Net Neutrality- Who Benefits
@David: The EU is pretty quick to make a lot of things "basic human rights", methinks.

And yet, for all of their talk about net neutrality protecting free speech, EU countries have their own free-speech limitations. (The "right to be forgotten", for instance, inherently conflicts with free speech.)
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/22/2018 | 9:59:50 PM
Re: Net Neutrality- Who Benefits
I'm not sure about that "most experts" bit. Every telecom lawyer I talk to -- lawyers who represent the small-size and mid-size guys -- insist that Title II classification hurt their clients while helping the big guys (despite the latters' protests).

And it's not really surprising. I remember at LiveWorx a couple years ago when Charlie Baker gave a keynote observing that big corporations actually "love regulations" because they're the only ones with the scale and resources to contend with them while keeping their upstart competitors down.
Polarized
Polarized
1/22/2018 | 3:07:16 PM
Re: Net Neutrality- Who Benefits
Not sure on your logic of linking Net Neutrality with Tax dodging by multinationals. All multinationals have scores of accountants tasked to minimize taxes. Why are you surprised Amazon doesn't pay much in taxes? 

Most experts feel that current Net Neutrality rules help small companies more than large multinationals that are willing to pay to to have their traffic receive priority. 

 

 

 

 

 
DavidCooper
DavidCooper
1/22/2018 | 1:49:10 PM
Net Neutrality- Who Benefits
Net neutrality is a wheeze to ensure tax dodging Internet giants don't need to pay to ensure their content gets service equal to the competition. It's a superb deal for the likes of Amazon (registered in Luxembourg, and which paid just £15m tax on European revenues of £19.5Bn) and its ilk. Multinational Internet giants avoid national taxes, but get guaranteed access- mandated by European Law- to service as good as any competitor, free of charge. Talk about having your cake and eating it!

In the UK, where infrastructure is owned privately, it is like imposing a levy on comms providers for the benefit of offshore tax avoiders. In those countries where infrastructure is state run, taxpayers directly subsidise the tax avoiders. I find it disappointing that the European Commission and Parliament should collude so whole heartedly in this scam, but since the President of the Europan Commission hails from Luxembourg, I am not surprised. The "activists" who advocate this Net Neutrality as a "basic human right", if genuine, are simply laughable.


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