Net Neutrality Legislative Proposal

Florian Weimer fw at
Tue Jul 11 13:58:00 UTC 2006

* Mark Newton:

> On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 09:39:50AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>  > * Mark Newton:
>  > > On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 07:58:48AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>  > >  > (I've wondered for quite some time if "net neutrality" implies that
>  > >  > Ebay or Google must carry third party traffic on their corporate
>  > >  > networks, by the way.)
>  > > eBay and Google aren't selling transit.
>  > 
>  > Neither is your local cable company. 8-)
> Eh?  Of course they are.  They're selling transit to their cable
> modem customers, surely?

Quote from a typical terms of service agreement:

| (b) Subscriber will not resell the Service, or any portion thereof, or
| otherwise charge others to use the Service, or any portion
| thereof. The Service is for personal use only, and Subscriber agrees
| not to use the Service for operation as an Internet Service Provider,
| to host web sites for other parties or for any other business
| enterprise or to connect the Cable modem to any server or to any
| computer outside of the Subscriber's premises.
| (c) Without Time Warner Cable 's prior written approval, Subscriber
| shall not post or transmit through the Service any material that
| constitutes or contains advertising or any solicitation with respect
| to products or services, nor shall Subscriber transmit bulk e-mail
| without prior written permission from Time Warner Cable.

IP transit has no such restrictions.

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