I'm a fan of big business and I'm not much of a doomsday theorist; however, Net Neutrality is huge to me personally. My entire life and ability to support my children relies on my work's ability to use the Internet, my ability to use the Internet… and it's quickly becoming my childrens' as well. Dicing up the Internet with fast and slow lanes doesn't provide choice, it will truly just bury the slow lanes. That means that our ability, as bloggers and small business entrepreneurs, will disappear.
I believe that will result in less economic growth and will ultimately hurt our economy and, in turn, tax revenue. That's a pretty scary scenario and will change the balance of wealth and power that the Internet brings to the small voice – and put it back in the hands of those with money – just as it happened with newspapers, music, radio, and television.
You really shouldn't work on fixing things that not only aren't broken… but are changing the world we live in and opening new economies and businesses every second of the day.
Tha beagan ìoranas an seo cuideachd. Gnìomhachasan mar Akamai already help businesses to ‘speed up' their content delivery on the net:
Tha an Akamai EdgePlatform a ’toirt a-steach 20,000 frithealaiche air an cleachdadh ann an 71 dùthaich a bhios a’ cumail sùil leantainneach air an eadar-lìn? trafaic, àiteachan trioblaid agus suidheachaidhean iomlan. Bidh sinn a ’cleachdadh an fhiosrachaidh sin gus slighean a mheudachadh gu tùrail agus ath-riochdachadh susbaint airson lìbhrigeadh nas luaithe agus nas earbsaiche. Mar a bhios Akamai a ’làimhseachadh 20% de thrafaig iomlan an eadar-lìn an-diugh, is e ar sealladh air an eadar-lìn an rud as coileanta agus as beothaile a chaidh a chruinneachadh an àite sam bith.
We recently began using Akamai at our work and it's been double-digit improvements in our application's response around the world… in some places up to 80%. This is, of course, technology that is not affordable to small businesses; however, it's a business in and of itself. So not only do we not need these new ‘fast lanes', we already have solutions that assist big business in faster content delivery. So why are we still talking about this?
Cuir d ’ainm ris an athchuinge agus thoir seachad i Sàbhail an eadar-lìn.