One of the big arguments around the government stepping in to enforce a real net neutrality is because the telecoms and cable co’s seem to have a different idea of what this concept means. This has been made quite apparent today in the way that Sprint has stopped routing traffic from Cogent because of some legal dispute. So in effect Sprint customers cannot reach Cogent customers or the other way around. The example Jesse Robbins used over at O’Reilly Radar was “The effect is similar to what would happen if Sprint were to block voice phone calls to AT&T customers.”
Here’s a graph showing the outage
Yup we have a stable access to the wonders of the web and the future of cloud computing. Right.