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Comments on news posted 2006-08-22 13:19:45: Editorial: The "American Consumer Institute" yesterday issued a press release proclaiming that the call for net-neutrality regulation was coming from the "largest and most profitable Internet firms. ..

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batterup
I Can Not Tell A Lie.
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Netcong, NJ
reply to Karl Bode

Re: What is the hidden agenda?

said by Karl Bode:

Care to clarify?
All third party providers want to maintain the present set up.


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:42
You're still beating around the bush.

If you're trying to infer a conflict of interest because we take ad money from CLECs (we take ad money from ILECs, too), try harder. Bring evidence.


batterup
I Can Not Tell A Lie.
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Netcong, NJ

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said by Karl Bode:

You're still beating around the bush.

If you're trying to infer a conflict of interest because we take ad money from CLECs (we take ad money from ILECs, too), try harder. Bring evidence.
I have installed many high speed data lines for
»www.nac.net/ They are a CLEC and give *discounted* service to this site.
quote:
Our internet connection in the office is a DSL line, although our servers are now located at an ISP (nac.net, thanks to them for our discount bandwidth) and SPEAKEASY.net (a couple of clan servers).
»/about

No one is neutral in this mess, true consumers don't have a clue and don't care. It is all special interests.


Karl Bode
News Guy
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That's your hidden agenda theory? Because NAC.net provides server bandwidth, the entire editorial integrity of the site is compromised?

The truth is, NAC.net has men in suits who sit over me as I write the news, ensuring that I frame things just so...

I cannot believe you've discovered our deep and insidious secret.


batterup
I Can Not Tell A Lie.
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join:2003-02-06
Netcong, NJ
said by Karl Bode:

That's your hidden agenda theory? Because NAC.net provides server bandwidth, the entire editorial integrity of the site is compromised?
I wouldn't say compromised, one sided yes but I would not say compromised.


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:42
Ah, ok.

I will take your concerns back to my masters at NAC.net and see how they want me to proceed.