Thursday, August 16, 2007

Trade group: More government action needed on e-health

What does everyone think?
Should health related communications have routing priorty over entertainment and others? SV

An ISP trade group says government regulation ensures health initiatives get transmission priority.

Grant Gross
PC World
Wednesday, August 15, 2007; 9:19 AM

U.S. lawmakers should avoid passing net neutrality laws as a way to help electronic-health initiatives move forward, an Internet provider trade group said Tuesday.

E-health and telemedicine applications will need to have priority routing over broadband networks in order to function properly, said David McClure, president and CEO of the U.S. Internet Industry Association (USIIA), which represents broadband providers and other Internet-based companies. Any legislation that would prohibit providers from prioritizing network traffic would be detrimental to e-health initiatives, he said.


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