Minutes of the 13 Sept Meeting: Deconstructing Net Neutrality

About 12 people attended tonight’s meeting. Josh Zapin facilitated and Jeremy Kohler recorded the minutes.

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MEETING SPONSORS

Applied Trust (www.appliedtrust.com) provides refreshments, Copy Diva (www.copydiva.com) provides the audio-visual equipment, NCAR (www.ncar.ucar.edu) provides the facility, ONEWARE (www.oneware.com) sponsors the podcast, and ReturnPath (www.returnpath.net) sponsors the minutes.

Thanks also to Brian at covervillemedia.com for creating the podcast.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chris Chalack at Bolder Professional Placements in Broomfield has lots of positions open.

There will be a Net Neutrality conference on November 18–see Digiworld 2011 for details.

The next RMIUG meeting will cover patent trolls. Please forward speaker suggestions to Josh Zapin.

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INTRODUCTION (JOSH ZAPIN)

Net neutrality is about giving everybody unfettered access to on-line information. But from an ISP’s point of view, this can bankrupt them if the rules prevent ISPs from charging on a usage basis. Complicating this is the consolidation of telecom/cable/ISP companies under one roof, with very little competition. These companies can promote their own services by degrading others. Consider the Comcast customer—like me–who uses Netfilx instead of Comcast TV. Sometimes I wonder if Comcast is intentionally degrading my Netflix performance so that I’ll consider getting Comcast TV instead.

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RMIUG Podcast # 10: Deconstructing Net Neutrality: How it might change the Web foreverCheck to NOT display the Body Title on Single Post or Static Pages

Our tenth podcast is a full broadcast of our 13 September 2011 meeting called "Deconstructing Net Neutrality: How it might change the Web forever " featuring Cindy Schonhaut. Please listen to it right here by clicking the play button below:

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