dumbpipe
 n.— «The carriers picked up the unflattering nickname “dumbpipes,” underscoring their strict noninterference in the Internet traffic surging over their networks. The name heightened resentment among the carriers toward the soaring wealth of the content providers, such as Amazon.com Inc., that couldn’t exist without the networks of the telecom and cable companies.» —“Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web” by Vishesh Kumar, Christopher Rhoads Wall Street Journal Dec. 15, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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