Google wants your Internet to be faster

Joseph Jackson jjackson at
Tue Aug 10 21:42:43 UTC 2010

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeroen van Aart [mailto:jeroen at] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:33 PM
To: NANOG list
Subject: Re: Google wants your Internet to be faster

Kevin Oberman wrote:
> That said, the actual, published document has some huge issues. It pays
> excellent lip service to net neutrality, but it has simply HUGE
> loopholes with lots of weasel words that could be used to get away with
> most anything. for example, it expressly excludes and wireless network.

Not having read any of the articles and not having researched the matter 
of network neutrality much at all. But wouldn't using either a VPN 
service or setting up VPN on one or more virtual servers at strategic 
locations of your choice avoid this? Unless "they" try to bandwidth 
limit your VPN tunnel(s) indiscriminately. Or did I miss something 
blatantly obvious?

At least VPN does a great job of "routing around" GeoIP blocking...

The way I understand it is if you aren't paying for preferred service then your VPN traffic would be at the bottom of the stack on forwarding.  So while it gets around GeoIP stuff vpns would be subject to the same quality of service settings as any other traffic that isn't paying for a faster service.


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