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How Wireless Net Neutrality Could Kill Kindle Business Model

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 7:57am

John P. Mello Jr., PC World


Net Neutrality is a good thing, right? Operators of the Information Superhighway shouldn't be erecting toll booths where they feel like it or acting as traffic cops who determine what data and how much of it gets to their users. Giving operators that kind of power will thwart innovation. Or so we're told. But pure Net Neutrality could have a downside, too.

A case in point may be Amazon's highly successful electronic reader, the Kindle. Content can be delivered to the reader wirelessly, but users don't pay for the wireless service. The tradeoff is that there are strict limitations on what travels down that wireless stream to the Kindle.

Article Source: PC World

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