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Net neutrality: who cares?

“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
be done.”


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