A Side Deal Doesn't Save the Net

Aaron, Craig
April 2008
Multichannel News;4/7/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 14, p39
The author reflects on the blocking of Comcast Corp. of the BitTorrent Inc. traffic by the Associated Press. He refers to the action of the firm as a violation of network neutrality, the fundamental Internet principle that prevents Internet service providers from discriminating against Web sites. He suggests that the U.S. Congress and the Federal Communications Commission should outlaw Internet discrimination and blocking on all networks.


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