Who is deciding on net neutrality?

This is a bit of old news (a couple of weeks old) but I finally read the full transcription of what Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) had to say on the topic. My first instinct is to laugh, but it’s truly scary that people with so little understanding of technology are deciding our future.

There’s one company now you can sign up and you can get a movie delivered to your house daily by delivery service. Okay. And currently it comes to your house, it gets put in the mail box when you get home and you change your order but you pay for that, right.

But this service isn’t going to go through the interent and what you do is you just go to a place on the internet and you order your movie and guess what you can order ten of them delivered to you and the delivery charge is free.

Ten of them streaming across that internet and what happens to your own personal internet?

I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.

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They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a truck.

It’s a series of tubes.

And if you don’t understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.




  • j Jul 13, 2006, 1:09 pm

    what the heck is he talking about? i couldn’t understand a word of that nonsense.. like the words of a crazy man. he is a US Senator? what a disgrace..