The way to make net neutrality issues go away is to create benchmarks and standards for oversubscription, packet loss, packet jitter and latency. By managing providers to specific and measurable quantities it will force a reinforcement of the entire infrastructure. Right now all the payment and all the emphasis is on access bit rates. If we are smart, we will manage the system from end to end so that the congestion issues are taken away or exposed. This will allow consumers to understand better what they are getting. These measurements can be linked to application requirements so consumers can see if their carrier will support VoIP or Video effectively.
Idea No. 162