Monday, December 08, 2014

CNN op-ed argues that network neutrality is necessary to protect amateur users


An aggressive editorial, by Cory Booker and Angus King, on CNN today argues for the need for strict network neutrality regulation, arguing that telecommunications executives are already thinking about layering services and eliminating less profitable content streams, here.  I would be concerned if his argument means that some blogging or self-expression platforms might not be around forever if they don’t generate enough revenue. 

Many bloggers, like me, publish “free content”, with little revenue activity, and some social and political influence because it is “always there” and the “right people” find it, rather than large numbers of people.