Net Neutrality Supporters Make Economic Pitch
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EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet has the story on key developments in the ongoing push for Net neutrality.
With the deadline for filing comments on a federal effort to enact network neutrality rules fast approaching, businesses and advocacy groups are making their pitches in an effort to shape what could be a landmark overhaul of the nation's Internet policy.
The Federal Communications Commission is accepting comments on its Net neutrality rulemaking through Thursday, and advocates of the policy took the occasion to release a pair of academic analysis today making a case linking the open Internet with economic growth.
The argument essentially follows that if ISPs are left unchecked, they will seek to strike side agreements with content and application providers, promising swift transmission of their data in exchange for a fee. The effect, the researchers argued, would be to put a lid on the startup culture that has nourished innovative companies like Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY)