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Net Neutrality: “Unintended Consequences”

- August 3, 2006 - 0 Comments

SAN JOSE, CA – Interesting op-ed in The New York Times today about net neutrality, entitled “Entangling the Web.” The kicker for me is: “Congress should let the marketplace develop rather than constrain it with regulation. Lawmakers should certainly be mindful of unintended consequences. The Interstate Commerce Commission’s regulations on transportation lingered for decades after their usefulness expired. Any neutrality regulations passed by Congress this year are likely to have a similarly dismal future. Choice and competition will do a better job of protecting Internet consumers than government bureaucrats ever have.”Read the full article here. (Free registration required). Author is Timothy B. Lee of the Show-Me Institute, a nonpartisan research organization. He is no relation, that I know of, to Sir Timothy Berners-Lee (the Internet pioneer.)

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