Net Neutrality Legislative Proposal

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Wed Jul 12 20:50:27 UTC 2006

On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Keith Mitchell wrote:

> to violating the principle of net neutrality. Almost always NATed,

I've been told that quite a lot of the GPRS equipment can't handle being 
put on the "internet" without a FW or NAT box in front of it. The 
background noise from scans etc takes quite a big toll on the gateways. 
This is of course due to manufacturers of said equipment still is ruled by 
people that do not understand what the internet really is.

Also, if you're a customer to these services and pay per usage, you 
probably do not want to pay for background noise reaching your terminal, 
and since it's low bw (12kilobit/s or so for GSM) you don't want it from a 
performance point of view either.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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