What does net neutrality mean for Apple?

Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

In May, the last time the eye-glazing phrase “net neutrality” made the front pages, 150 Internet companies — led by Netflix — were petitioning the FCC to keep the Internet “open and free.”

Apple was conspicuously absent from that list.

One of the reasons, we learned a few weeks later from Frost and Sullivan’s Dan Rayburn, was that Apple was making its own separate peace with Comcast and other Internet service providers (ISPs).

But we shouldn’t confuse that with the net neutrality debate President Obama stirred up again this week, says Rayburn.

“Net neutrality,” he says, “is neither good nor bad for Apple.”


Quick read that helps clear up some of the confusion between Apple's moves and net neutrality.