Net neutrality: who cares?
Mar 14, 2011, 21:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rory Cellan-Jones)
"Do you care about or even understand the issue of net
neutrality? I bet that for most people the answer is first net
what? And then no. But here's another question - if your broadband
provider started throttling back the speed at which you could use
some services - say a Skype video call, or a BBC iPlayer stream -
would you care then?
"On Wednesday, the culture minister Ed Vaizey will gather
figures from across the broadband and media industries to discuss
net neutrality - and whether there is a role for the regulators.
The big issue here is whether a principle sacred to internet
pioneers - that all traffic over the network is equal - is in
danger of being watered down and, if so, whether something needs to