Net Neutrality - Why the carriers should maintain neutrality with regards to network access

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This is a short presentation that outlines some of the key issues related to the issue of net neutrality. It is based on a column I wrote for MediaPost in 2010, located here: …

This is a short presentation that outlines some of the key issues related to the issue of net neutrality. It is based on a column I wrote for MediaPost in 2010, located here:

Google's Shocking Change of Heart on Net Neutrality
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=134021

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  • 1. Why the carriers should maintain neutrality with regards to network access
    (aka “net neutrality”)
    Rob GarnerVP Strategy, iCrossing214.676.2089@robgarner
  • 2. Sociologists and network theorists is that "exclusion from networks" represents one of the greatest sociological and economic threats that future global societies could possibly encounter.  In light of the recent pact between Google and Verizon, and their combined position that somehow "wireless internet networks are different,“ the US now faces this dilemma
    Rob GarnerVP Strategy, iCrossing214.676.2089@robgarner
  • 3. Net neutrality ensures equal access for all, without discrimination toward the type of content, originating top level country code domains, load times, and myriad other factors and scenarios. Content will not be denied because a carrier disagrees with a point of view, or because it has competitive interest in other content types
    Rob GarnerVP Strategy, iCrossing214.676.2089@robgarner
  • 4. Net neutrality ensures an equal playing field for innovation, in the same way two guys in a garage developed Google, or one guy (3 guys?) in a dorm invented Facebook
    Rob GarnerVP Strategy, iCrossing214.676.2089@robgarner
  • 5. Net neutrality ensures that economies of all sizes will continue to thrive on their own merits
    Rob GarnerVP Strategy, iCrossing214.676.2089@robgarner
  • 6. Leave the networks alone – they are running fine as they are
  • 7. Rob GarnerVP Strategy, iCrossing214.676.2089@robgarner