Cringely's Take on Net Neutrality 2

Noted tech commentator Robert Cringely explains why Net Neutrality is going away:

For the record, I am strongly in favor of network neutrality even if I see it as a fading hope. For the moment most ISPs have signed on to this notion, but I am here to tell you that’s not going to be the case long-term. The big ISP’s have long planned for the end of net neutrality and, whether it is next year or five years from now, most ISPs are ready.

This is a point I make in my Only Connect paper. Whether we think differential treatment of packets is good or bad, it’s going to happen. Focusing on discrimination, as opposed to robust interconnection, creates the misleading impression that a perfect network of dumb pipes will exist in the real world.