Thursday, May 08, 2014

its a bit like sopa or copa, this net neutrality thing, then?

In a rare public stand for the internet retailer, Amazon has come out against the Federal Communications Commission’s purported plan to bifurcate the internet into faster and slow lanes as part of its new network neutrality rules. Amazon joins a list of more than 100 tech firms that include expected names like Netflix and BitTorrent, but also surprises like the National Association of Realtors and Lyft, in signing a letter to the FCC Chairman and commissioners.

Other significant signatories include Facebook, Google, Kickstarter, Twilio, Codecademy, OpenDNS, Zynga, Tumblr, Reddit and Foursquare. The letter protests the FCC’s plans to implement net neutrality rules that could let ISP’s charge content providers like Netflix or Amazon to deliver their packets faster or at a higher quality.

from Lizard's Ghost

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