No One Neutral About Net Free-for-All

Farrell, Mike; Hearn, Ted; Brown, Karen; Stump, Matt
February 2006
Multichannel News;2/13/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p6
The article reports on the dispute between network operators regarding the blockage of the service of rival companies in the U.S. Some cable-system and telephone-network operators said that they do not plan to obstruct other providers from sending content and services to consumers over their broadband pipes. One of the tools that could be used by network operators in blocking content services is through a deep-packet inspection device. A statement was issued by Kyle McSlarrow, CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), regarding the plan of the NCTA members in using the tools in blocking the services.


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