'Internet Neutrality' In Action

[SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News, AUTHOR: Editorial Staff]
[Commentary] Explaining the impact of government regulations on everyday people and businesses can be a challenge, especially in arcane areas such as telecommunications policy. That's why a conference about Internet telephones starting today in San Jose is an excellent opportunity to shine a spotlight on the brewing debate over something called ``Internet neutrality.'' Its outcome will shape the future of the Internet itself. At the VON Conference (it stands for "Voice on the Net'") some 320 companies will showcase everything related to the burgeoning world of Internet telephone calls: services for consumers and businesses, new equipment and technologies combining Net phones and wireless Internet access. More than 8,000 people are expected to attend, and for good reason. Internet telephony is one of the most dynamic and exciting sectors of the tech industry today. The Internet owes its success and economic value to the myriad innovators who create content and services on the promise they will be immediately available to a global audience. Allowing access providers to become gatekeepers to those innovations would kill that promise and zap the Internet of its very lifeblood.
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/14094279.htm
* For more on VON Conference, see: http://www.von.com/


'Internet Neutrality' In Action