Network Neutrality Nonsense

“A new study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, AT&T Labs, and the University of Nevada, Reno suggests that an Internet where all traffic is treated identically would require significantly more capacity…”

Source: http://www.physorg.com/news102339161.html

This is yet another study (yeah, yeah, consider the source) that helps making it clear that the called neutrality is a ridiculous idea because ultimately somebody has to pay. Similar findings have been reported elsewhere – I remember TheRegister.com had one such article with very interesting empirical data. Sadly, people have to spend money to prove the obvious.

What bothers me (the annoyance part) is that a vocal minority (and incidentally, but not surprisingly, almost all of them are power users when it comes to bandwidth (P2P) and QoS (Skype, etc.) consumption) has been so successful in creating this non-issue and keeping it on the agenda.

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