Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic?

Brian Johnson bjohnson at drtel.com
Thu Sep 16 14:38:12 CDT 2010


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at delong.com]
>Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:17 PM
>To: George Bonser
>Cc: NANOG list
>Subject: Re: Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid,Prioritized
Traffic?
>
<SNIP>
>
>The point is that if the provider is deciding based on some third party
>paying them and thus my neighbors are getting more bandwidth
>than I am, not because they're paying more, but, because they're
>choosing to use the services that bribed my provider, then that's
>not a good thing.

This actually is a case for net neutrality. I worry about things like
ACLS to prevent SPAM or abuse/security will get tarred with the same
feathers.

- Brian

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