This weak net neutrality isn’t enough to protect an open, competitive Internet; a stronger form of net neutrality is required. Strong net neutrality additionally prevents ISPs from charging a toll for interconnection to services like Netflix, YouTube, or Skype, or intermediaries such as Cogent, Akamai or Level 3, to deliver the services and data requested by ISP residential subscribers. Instead, they must provide sufficient access to their network without charge. (via Netflix US & Canada Blog: Internet Tolls And The Case For Strong Net Neutrality)

Reed Hastings (Netflix) makes it clear that if Netflix service can be slowed by ISPs, and they can be pressured into paying for tiered service, then for all of us individual users, net neutrality is at risk, and needs to be protected.

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