Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shining a Light on Anti-Neutrality Research

Link to October 15 boingboing post, "Internet brownouts, pay-per-byte, and other doom-claims of anti-Neutrality 'researchers'."

Ars Technica's Nate Anderson does a nice job evaluating the claims coming from Internet research firm Nemertes Research, who made headlines in 2007 by predicting a huge spike in traffic by 2010 (the "exaflood") that would cause internet "brownouts" (Nemertes' answer was to limit what people were allowed to do on the internet by giving ISPs the power to cut off access to services that they didn't like).

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