Workshop--Innovation, Investment, and the Open Internet

The panelists missed a very important point...

I attended this workshop yesterday, and I got to listen to and converse with several of the panelists. The frustrating talk that I heard a lot from people on the panel was how, "well if this isn't profitable for the monopoly isps, then i guess we'll have to... *pay more *go slower *do less *give up freedom *compromise so that they can remain profitable when they 'offer us internet service.'" The representative from ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

What do we really want?

What do we really want the government to be involved in? We can agree, its made a mess of Afghanistan, and should stay out of Iran. The debate over healthcare rages, but I think its agreed that education is a mess, immigration is apathetic, and drug patrols are inefficient to say the least. And now we want them involved in regulating the internet? I agree, the internet should stay neutral, and that freedom of speech ...more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

The One Minute Case Against “Net Neutrality”

Advocates of “net neutrality” argue against the right of the owners of the pipes (Internet Service Providers) to discriminate between different messages or to charge recipients of messages. So for example, an ISP would not be able to favor telephone calls sent over the net over movie downloads, or charge Google extra for the traffic sent their way, or to block a business if it competes with their own services, or to block ...more »

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