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It seems like every time there is a problem between business relationships in the telecom world these days, one side screams “Net Neutrality” and the blogosphere, twitterverse and news media go bananas. It’s like screaming fire in a movie theater, or yelling bomb in an airport, or even playing the race card in some hotly debated political issue.
Level 3 won its bid on Netflix content delivery because it intends to break its contractual obligations on peering with Comcast and essentially resell stolen bandwidth to Netflix. Now it makes perfect sense how Level 3 managed to outbid Akamai since no CDN provider operating legally could outbid hot goods.
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Today is the last day to respond to the Department of Commerce Notice of Inquiry on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy (Oct. 5, 2010), asking for comment on “the challenges of protecting copyrighted works online and the relationship between copyright law and innovation in the Internet economy,” as inputs to a report by the Internet Policy Task Force “that will contribute to the Administration’s domestic policy and international engagement in the area of online copyright protection and innovation.”
The notice is on …
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Kim Hart reports that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is pushing ahead with his Net Neutrality plans next monthand might even cover wireless networks. This is despite a majority of congress objecting and a court with a long history of enforcing the “congressional tether” with an iron fist. This is despite a competitive wireless market with special requirements unique to wireless networks.
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To clarify things, China Telecom did not hijack “15% of all web traffic” or “15% of all Internet traffic” but they did hijack 15% of all the IP routes. That means traffic hijacking could have easily occurred but we don’t know for certain. The real lesson here is that the potential exists for easy traffic hijacking and the Internet’s routing infrastructure is insecure.
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Should the government ban the “free” shipping service offered through “Amazon Prime?” What about Wal-Mart’s announcement last week that they would provide free shipping through Christmas on thousands of different items in response to the success Amazon has had? A key proposal from “Net Neutrality” lobbyists is that the government should prohibit Internet content providers from offering free delivery.
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Netflix will switch from Akamai to Level 3 Communications for its CDN service, and Level 3 will have to double its storage capacity and add 2.9 terabits per second (Tbps) of bandwidth to accommodate Netflix. There is no such thing as “server neutrality” or “storage neutrality”, “IT neutrality”, or “Net Neutrality”.