Posts Tagged net neutrality
Julian Sanchez at the Cato Institute takes on civil liberty groups’ arguments for net neutrality by pointing out that the alleged “violations” regarding neutral access to the internet seem to be misrepresented by these groups:
I harp on this because I think it indicates how muddled a lot of the debate over “neutrality” has gotten. People have a whole welter of heterogeneous concerns about the future of the Internet that increasingly seem to be lumped under the rubric of “non-neutrality” or “network discrimination,” which both obscures the plurality of potential problems and begs the question of whether, assuming a policy remedy is necessary, “neutrality” regulation is actually the ideal silver bullet response to all these diverse concerns. Read the rest of this entry »
Despite claims by Net Neutrality supporters that they are simply looking to protect freedom of speech and access to public information, it is becoming more and more apparent that what they truly want is for the government to regulate what services companies are allowed to provide and to whom. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m mentioned the regulatory farce that is Net Neutrality here and here. The real issue underlying it is the ability of the government to regulate access to and content on the internet, and probably to tax it as well.
Now that the Democrats have passed their abomination in an effort to control the medical industry, they’re looking at the internet and licking their chops.
Democratic Representative Ed Markey writes a piece at Politico calling for Net Neutrality — because nothing will help the internets more than getting the government to tax and regulate it and use the money to pay for high-speed access for other people. Read the rest of this entry »
Reason.tv presents a brief video explaining the push for “net neutrality.”
[J]ust what the hell is net neutrality—and is all that is good and holy about the Internet really imperiled if legislation guaranteeing it isn’t passed? Network neutrality is necessary, say its supporters, to make certain that all data on the Internet is treated equally and to protect users from information discrimination on the part of Internet service providers who will slow down or even block access to certain sites. Read the rest of this entry »
Peter Suderman from Reason Magazine has written extensively on the issue of Net neutrality, and generally concludes that it is a very bad, bad, idea. Suderman presents another analysis of the issue, which I present for perusal with little comment: