This article from cnet–Net neutrality: An American problem? presents the views of three executives from Australian ISPs who argue that net neutrality is a problem of the typical U.S. ISP unlimited-use business model, not bandwidth. (The article defines net neutrality as opposition to the practice of ISPs to tier or establish priorities for content). Their thesis is borne from the ISP business model dictated by Australia’s “unique geography:” “[A]ll ISP’s in Australia . . . have got used to pay-as-you-go and have handed those pay-as-you-go principles on to their customers.” In other words, the more bandwidth an Australian Internet user consumes, the more her pays. It’s an interesting take, both for what it says and what it omits. The goal of those who advocate net neutrality in the U.S. as a matter of policy is not unlimited bandwidth for a fixed price. The goal is the perpetuation of an open Internet architecture–not for the entire Internet but somewhere, somehow–that continues the original Internet’s non-hierarchical, no-permission-required, everyone-is-a-publisher ethos.