Apple missing from huge coalition of tech companies for net neutrality

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  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'm so glad Apple will get special treatment on content delivery with Comcast, so that we won't use those evil services such as Netflix and we can have the purest Apple-Comcast experience one could imagine.
     
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    Amen, brother! I wish the government would keep its dirty hands off big business and let the free market decide what's best, rather than trying to make everything fair for everyone. Like communism.
     
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    I think it is important that people realize where the issue lies. There can be perfectly valid reasons for a core internet provider to have different classes of service running on their backbone. Core providers sell private MPLS-based services to businesses for office-to-office networking at agreed-upon rates for agreed upon levels of service. Perfectly reasonable.

    And, totally different from a home ISP local monopoly {Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, TWC, etc} holding their customers hostage. This is exactly what former SBC/AT&T boss Ed Whitacre was talking about in 2005:


    http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2005-11-06/online-extra-at-sbc-its-all-about-scale-and-scope

    In other words, he thought then, and, they all still think now, that they own (access to) you, the customer.
     

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