Ladies and gentleman, unicorns of all ages, get ready for the greatest podcast on earth, Healthy Paranoia. Where the email is always encrypted and the firewalls are ever stateful. On this episode, we’ll be discussing Net Neutrality. Joining us is Sherry Lichtenberg, Principal for Telecommunications at the National Regulatory Research Institute; Andrew Gallo, network architect for a large academic institution whose hobbies include ATM, voice and terminating fiber and finally, Derick Winkworth (aka “Winky”), CCIE, packet hunter and resident skeptic. What is Net Neutrality?
A term created by Columbia media law professor Tim Wu, it refers to a principle of equal treatment for all data on the Internet. It asserts that service providers and governments should not discriminate or charge based upon user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Some history behind Net Neutrality
- Pertinent regulations
- The DC Circuit Court decision from 1/14/14 of Verizon vs. FCC
- What this could mean for Netflix
- Monopolies, oligarchies and competition