December 03, 2017
When I observe people discuss Net Neutrality I think back on the most important skill I got out of my philosophy degree. And that is to look for an understanding of all the different sides and to identify the different layers of opinion.
In this case you have those who think NN is a good idea, and you have those who don’t. And for those who think NN is the way to go you have different opinions regarding how to do it. Some think Title 2 is the best option, while others think that approach is a little bit too heavy handed.
I don’t have any particular opinions on how we get there. But I think that there shouldn’t be any differences. All traffic is treated equal. And ideally no transfer cap. You pay for a certain speed, and that’s it.
One of those typical “deals” I see from certain carriers that really annoy me is that “Spotify or Netflix doesn’t count against your data cap”.
It is a bad idea to have it if it is only limited to one service for music and one for movies. But would it be a problem if it was all music and movie streaming? As long as it was easy enough to be approved as either.