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  •  How does Microsoft's stance on NN differ? (0+ / 0-)

    Does this surprise you?

    SOFTWARE MONOPOLIST Microsoft seems to be backing away from its long running support for network neutrality.

    Speaking to an FCC hearing on the issue, the software giant admitted it has a vested interest in ensuring that its numerous web applications and services are delivered to consumers without interference from an ISP.

    However it warned against "the adoption of unnecessary or insufficiently tailored regulations, such as a prohibition on all types of discrimination."

    In short we want net neutrality but we don't want any laws that will stuff us up.

    Gates is certainly anti-nationalization, anti-regulation, and supports network providers' right to tiered pricing.

    Daily Kos clearly needs a better tech writer. The tech coverage here is shallow, follows the hysterical tradmed headlines, and ultimately requires updates and corrections in response.

    A lot of the reactionary responses in this thread not only misunderstand the issue, they are ignorant both the players and the landscape.

    Thought exercise: Try to think about why traditional media news organs may not be neutral players in this conversation.

    'Fie upon the Congress' - Sen Bob Byrd

    by Maxwell on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 04:23:08 PM PDT

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