I'm a fan of big business and I'm not much of a doomsday theorist; however, Net Neutrality is huge to me personally. My entire life and ability to support my children relies on my work's ability to use the Internet, my ability to use the Internet… and it's quickly becoming my childrens' as well. Dicing up the Internet with fast and slow lanes doesn't provide choice, it will truly just bury the slow lanes. That means that our ability, as bloggers and small business entrepreneurs, will disappear.
I believe that will result in less economic growth and will ultimately hurt our economy and, in turn, tax revenue. That's a pretty scary scenario and will change the balance of wealth and power that the Internet brings to the small voice – and put it back in the hands of those with money – just as it happened with newspapers, music, radio, and television.
You really shouldn't work on fixing things that not only aren't broken… but are changing the world we live in and opening new economies and businesses every second of the day.
Der er også ironi her. Virksomheder som Akamai already help businesses to ‘speed up' their content delivery on the net:
Akamai EdgePlatform består af 20,000 servere, der er distribueret i 71 lande, der løbende overvåger Internettet? trafik, problemer og generelle forhold. Vi bruger disse oplysninger til intelligent optimering af ruter og replikering af indhold for hurtigere og mere pålidelig levering. Da Akamai håndterer 20% af den samlede internettrafik i dag, er vores syn på Internettet den mest omfattende og dynamiske indsamlede overalt.
We recently began using Akamai at our work and it's been double-digit improvements in our application's response around the world… in some places up to 80%. This is, of course, technology that is not affordable to small businesses; however, it's a business in and of itself. So not only do we not need these new ‘fast lanes', we already have solutions that assist big business in faster content delivery. So why are we still talking about this?
Underskriver andragendet og donerer til Gem internettet.