Earlier today, my attention was drawn to an "analysis" piece at The Register. Let's take a read, in The Long View.
In the article, Andrew Orlowski argues that fans of network neutrality are living in some kind of 1990s dream world; that the architecture of 2010's Internet is very different from their outdated fantasies. This is due to widespread use of private peering arrangements by The Big Boys; that the so-called "backbones" -- as well as being a misnomer -- are increasingly irrelevant:
A real net neutrality law would have to give every company equal access at equal rates to Akamai or Google's caching servers - and I can't see that happening.This is either stupendous ignorance of progressive, free-market economics, or deliberate misdirection. Not sure which; I dare say the Orlowski-watchers in the audience will have an opinion...