Sauce for the goose


A new proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives takes the concept of mandatory Net neutrality that companies like, eBay, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have publicly embraced–and extends it to, well, those same companies.

Rep. Charles Gonzalez, a Texas Democrat, has proposed an amendment (click for PDF) to a telecommunications bill being debated Thursday that says neither broadband providers nor commercial Web sites and search engines may engage in so-called discriminatory practices.

(Also on Thursday, the House rejected the original Net neutrality amendment aimed at broadband providers proposed by Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat.)

Charlie Gonzales is one of my heroes.

One thought on “Sauce for the goose”

  1. If I read that thing correctly, ISPs that block ports for residential accounts that they allow for more costly business accounts are in violation. And differing bandwidth rates for upstream/downstream may be in violation.

    Home servers for everyone!

Comments are closed.