Why is America blocking Huawei?

Non-cooperation with U.S. surveillance is most likely. For years, the U.S. Government has Huawei logo 330x243blocked Huawei from our networks  “the conviction in Washington that the company has undisclosed connections with the Chinese government, and suspicions that Huawei equipment could surreptitiously harbor software to facilitate cyberwarfare, including espionage or network disruption.” http://lat.ms/13ovkia  It’s easy for D.C. to make the assumption Huawei cooperates with China. After all, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia and Ericsson have long had very close ties with the U.S. & European governments. That’s one of the reasons the NSA and GCHQ are so effective.

      But after six years of investigation, there’s no evidence Huawei is helping spy. The U.S. and UK agencies looking for that evidence are exceptionally effective, as Ed Snowden demonstrated. The odds are they haven’t found anything because there is nothing to find. Which raises the questions, Why is the U.S. so strong blocking?

     The best answer I’ve heard is the problem is not that Huawei is spying but that Huawei is unacceptable because they don’t spy – for the U.S.

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Google may profit from ISP discrimination

Biggest content outfits may make more money if neutrality goes. The levels of competition in the carrier and the content industries determine the effect of payments. Hong Guo, Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay. two other economists plus a mathematician have a new model  that suggests the biggest content outfit could benefit. The driver in their model is the “relative intensity of competition between the markets of Internet access service and digital content.” The big guy’s increased advantage over the little guys may more than make up for the payment to the carriers. In all cases, the smaller content outfits become worse off. The professors believe:

 Under certain conditions, it is economically beneficial for the dominant content provider to reverse its stance on net neutrality. …  In fact, [it] might actually eke out a higher profit under packet discrimination, since its payments to the ISP for priority delivery might pay off in terms of the additional revenue garnered from consumers that have switched from a rival CP.

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