I, Cringely Net neutrality is dead, but it probably doesn't matter - I, Cringely: "[I said] bufferbloat was about to be solved? If that happens our networks are going to suddenly start working a lot better, our legitimate bandwidth budgets are going to drop, and as a result backbone providers and ISPs are going to see a drop in both revenue and profit.
That’s why Verizon and the others need to be able to sell packet prioritization as soon as possible. They need a new — hopefully even bigger — source of revenue before bufferbloat is solved and the Internet becomes a buyers’ market.
Those who are fighting against the ISPs on this issue are actually working to help those ISPs make their selling case to content providers. The law seems to be favoring the ISPs, too.
I’m pretty sure the ISPs will prevail. Net neutrality will fail. Nobody’s service will be hurt as a result because bufferbloat will be going away. But content providers will by then be paying for packet priority they probably never needed." 'via Blog this'