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If it wasn’t clear already, I think Net Neutrality is the key issue for all filmmakers.
BBC News has a story on the spread of Mobile Broadband via a new alliance of PC manufactures, chip makers, and phone firms. The basic plan is to build wireless chips that will work with third and fourth gen wireless, promote via a distinct brand, and get the laptops on the shelves in 91 countries by Christmas.
Last Monday I was on a panel on Net Neutrality at Independent Film Week in NYC that was moderated by David Rosen. David knows of what he speaks. He recently penned an article in Filmmaker Mag that is available right here.
“Net neutrality is a distraction,” argues Bruce Kushnick, of Teletruth, a broadband customer advocacy group. “As long as the telco and cable companies control the infrastructure and are allowed to vertically integrate all products (i.e., offer local and long distance, connection to the Internet, broadband and even wireless), they can control any activity or any competition over the networks, including all video. The only next step is to have common carriage returned: While the underlying infrastructure may be controlled by the incumbent, all applications and services should be allowed by all parties.”