Saturday, August 29, 2009

NY Times "comes out" for Network Neutrality in brief editorial


The New York Times has an editorial “Access and the Internet” on p. A16 of the Saturday Aug. 29 paper. The link is here. The brief editorial comes out very strongly for Network Neutrality as it is usually presented. It argues tat without NN, telecommunications companies will give preferred outward bandwidth to large paying customers (compare to individuals and bloggers) and may even censor (as it mentions a “planned parenthood” case). It also mentions possible other issues with unfair competition, regarding Apple, the iPhone, Google Voice, and AT&T.

Others have insisted that the free market will prevent these problems. I tend to agree with “the latter”.

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