Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Death of Net Neutrality

Reading Om Malik just now reminds me of the day I was sitting a my desk at RealNetworks in Seattle and had an epiphany:

"the value of what is flowing through the pipes, is worth way more than the pipes themselves".

Big Telco's are crapping their pants right now trying to figure out how and why their margins are going south while Google, Yahoo! and Apple's are rising -- arguably via the very bandwidth the Telcos provide. Watch them try and "double dip" consumers by trying to charge us all more for "improved quality and better delivery".

Om Malik on "The Slow Lingering Death of Net Neutrality".