The Next Tim Berners-Lee

Today is the last day to file comments for the net neutrality consultation that Ofcom, the UK telecom regulator, is conducting. As I was reading the consultation document and reflecting about the state of traffic management in the UK — where different ISPs target different applications for throttling or prioritization at different times of day […]

“Paid Prioritization” and the IETF

For the past 10 days or so, a debate has been raging (see CNET, Free Press, AT&T, and the IETF discussion mailing list) in the techiest, wonkiest corner of the Internet policy universe about whether the Differentiated Services (DiffServ) standards developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) were designed to facilitate the ability for […]