This front-group for the Internet monopoly want-to-beâ€™s has a â€œback to schoolâ€ lesson just posted about Quality of Service. But they are misinforming the public. This debate isnâ€™t about true Quality of Service (QoS). Supporters of Internet Freedom (net neutrality) support QoS. But what Mike McCurry and Christopher Wolfâ€™s funders really want is something more like OurQoS. That will give them a monopoly-like broadband service where their applications whiz by (helped via the network control mechanisms Hands Off member Alcatel is building for Verizon and AT&T). Their vision of OurQoS creates toll lanes and slow paths for everyone else. Ask your backers. What they are relying on for profits isn’t QoS. It’s really a “policy” based routing racket.
Itâ€™s the network neutrality folks who are fighting for fair traffic management. Itâ€™s the Hands Off types who want to allow privately run online traffic cops patrol the broadband beat. Thatâ€™s why we will need Congress to restore the Internetâ€™s non-discrimination safeguards.