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Re: Net Neutrality Legislative Proposal

  • From: Mikael Abrahamsson
  • Date: Wed Jul 12 16:51:32 2006

On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Keith Mitchell wrote:

to violating the principle of net neutrality. Almost always NATed,

I've been told that quite a lot of the GPRS equipment can't handle being put on the "internet" without a FW or NAT box in front of it. The background noise from scans etc takes quite a big toll on the gateways. This is of course due to manufacturers of said equipment still is ruled by people that do not understand what the internet really is.

Also, if you're a customer to these services and pay per usage, you probably do not want to pay for background noise reaching your terminal, and since it's low bw (12kilobit/s or so for GSM) you don't want it from a performance point of view either.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: [email protected]