actually it _IS_ saying that
"Looking at wired infra that would be like saying that net neutrality forbids NOCs to counteract DDoS attacks"
the way the fanatic fringe - ie the part that gets the publicity - of the net neutrality brigade are phrasing things, that's exactly what it would mean.
I agree the circumstances in which ISPs can discriminate traffic need to be locked down, but the tubthumpers (again, only the very fringe, but the people who get quotes) are going on about total neutrality. I want ISPs to be able to:
- deal with (D)DOSs and faulty apps like in the article
- prioritise based on tcp/ip headers (icmp vs udp vs tcp, for example)
- to further be able to prioritse based on traffic type (real-time VOIP and gaming vs web pages vs bittorrent/ftp/binary newsgroups)
...all of which make sense, but we're in danger of throwing out the quality of service baby with the sneaky underhand revenue generation bathwater