#Netneutrality gets rid of the weigh stations on the #Internet to the detriment of the Internet

Fred Campbell recently wrote a blog post that not only brought back memories of the old Internet service providers of the 1990s and the treatment of services used to access them, including POTS and ISDN, but also had me thinking about those weigh stations along the interstate system.

Heavy trucks hauling cargo tear up the highway, but they pay taxes based on the weight of that cargo.  Society benefits from the shipment of goods through our conduits of commerce and shipping companies pay to maintain our highways and ensure that they have a conduit to ship them through.

Too bad the large content providers have decided to hide behind the skirts of net neutrality and avoid their contribution to maintaining the Internet.

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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