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Net Neutrality

So, according to wired.com, today was the last day to post comments to the FCC about Net Neutrality. (Note to the FCC: if you really want input from constituents, requiring them to fill out an ugly form with personal information and then providing a confusing interface for uploading or typing comments is not a good way to go about it.) I’m pretty sure that most people who aren’t ISPs, or who aren’t receiving compensation from ISPs, think net neutrality is a good thing, and worth preserving. It’s what makes the Internet the fair playing field that it is, thereby fostering innovation, instead of stagnation.

The FCC wanted to know “how consumers are affected by these [net neutrality] policies, and whether consumer choice of broadband providers is sufficient to ensure that all such policies ultimately benefit consumer.” I wrote a comment that was mostly geared toward the latter question: market regulation isn’t enough. The reasons?

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Written by whereofwecannotspeak

June 15, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Posted in Geeky Shtuff