Friday, June 08, 2018

On June 11, network neutrality dies with a whimper (unless ...)

June 11 approaches (right after Washington is suitably distracted by the Capital’s Stanley Cup and gay pride weekend) and network neutrality officially ends, unless the House passes the Senate bill over the weekend. 

Chad Marlow, for ACLU,  says it will end with a whimper, like in Nevil Shute’s “On the Beach” (with "Waltzing Matida").  No, we don’t expect the telecoms to do anything rash on June 11, and furthermore they would have to announce it publicly, and they haven’t. 

Inverse has a briefer article, and makes a whimsical warning about porn prices going up.

In the longer run, to see radical changes, telecom’s would need a business case for trying to control your media experience the way Facebook tried.  This really doesn’t make sense right now, to me at least.
But the Cato Institute will do a digital interview with Ajit Pai on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 PM EDT, announcement here.

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