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Monday, April 10, 2006

free the net

Is so-called network neutrality a good idea? Unfortunately, the major broadband providers like AT & T sound like greedy rober barons, salivating at the thought of jacking up prices for premium service, in the discussions of possible regulation. My own thoughts are that network neutrality is nothing but a price control, and will result in shortages and underinvestment in internet infrastructure.

I haven't seen much discussion of this from a libertarian perspective, but Julian Sanchez gives a decent overview in "A Neutral Panic".

1 Comments:

Blogger jmc said...

Bandwidth keeps growing. Verizon FiOS, a fiber optic service, provides download speeds up to 30 Mbps. (Not available where I live yet.) Sanchez mentions several technologies on the horizon, but for some reason leaves that one off.

Don't pass ANY laws regulating the internet! Let the market work!

10:47 PM  

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