If you had the chance to listen to any of the broadcasts in our beta podcast project this past fall (http://rokland.com/store/podcast.php) you may remember having heard yours truly talk about something called Net Neutrality. For those of you not familiar with it, Net Neutrality is a bill that would basically outlaw ISPs from setting up what I call a "tiered Internet" whereby web sites with money would get precedence in bandwidth and availability vs. web sites that could not afford to pay the ISPs for this type of premium access. I discussed the basics of Net Neutrality but never went in depth on the problems it would create for consumers and businesses alike down the road. A great article in this week's eWeek magazine by Jim Rapoza provides some excellent analogies which demonstrate why this legislation is so important.
Click here to read Mr. Rapoza's article