Monday, June 16, 2014

Dispel the myths about net neutrality!


The Washington Post, on p B2 of the Outlook Section Sunday June 15, 2014, ran a perspective by Nancy Scola, “5 Myths About Net Neutrality”, link here.  Here are some points:  The Internet was born out of a heavily regulated telephone network, along with enterprising defense-related work in the 60s and 70s;  the Internet would not fall apart if it allows paid “Ezpass” toll lanes, but smaller startups could be at a serious disadvantage over time; Network neutrality rules would not hinder wired broadband or even better cellular wireless;  the neutrality concept has largely been a grass roots movement; and neutrality is not necessarily just an on-off matter. 

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