CNN has published two competing commentaries regarding “Net Neutrality”. The first one argues that this debate comes from telecom companies wanting to squeeze companies for more money. The second commentary argues that the Internet is in need of upgrades and that this bill should be footed by the companies that use it.
It should be no surprise that I agree with the first commentary. The Internet is a scientific creation. Science is built on fact and not speculation. Here are the facts: If google or another company want to do video streaming, they must buy enough bandwidth to support it. That money gets carried back to the telcos to keep their equipment up to date to support the bandwidth needs of the company. It is a fact that companies like Google and Vonage already pay for the “upgrades” supposedly needed on the Internet.
Only a few days are left before this issue is voted on in the Senate. I’ve called my Senators. Have you?