Thursday, August 02, 2018

Reports of net neutrality "violations" sneak in



I guess six weeks into the Net Neutrality “repeal” we should look at whether there have been any violations against the volunteerism.
  
In fact, there had been small, localized violations of the principle for years, but they generally didn’t affect many users.  Here’s a story on the Free Press from Timothy Karr, link. 

Comcast is limiting some video use by user hotspots, which matters mostly when customers are traveling and believe hotspots are more secure than a hotel system,  It has to do with fees paid to Verizon. Of course, when I travel, I usually don't have time to watch movies in a hotel room. But I did watch a Cato conference from a hotel room in Texas May 31, and I switched over to the hotel system.  Not the safest thing to do.  
  
We’ll keep watching. Again, we would be concerned over the future of small or personal sites over time.
  
These links came from a fundraising email from FFTF Aug. 1.

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