Tag Archives: Net Neutrality

Is Cheap, Public Internet Possible?

Is Cheap, Public Internet Possible?
The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that competition can flourish and high-quality services can be efficiently delivered to as many consumers as possible. Yet, in an epic fight over telecommunications policy, the paradigm is now being flipped on its ... Read more

Protest Highlights Conflict Over Future Of The Internet

Protest Highlights Conflict Over Future Of The Internet
Tom Wheeler, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, is at best confused and at worst intentionally saying one thing while doing another. Wheeler says that he doesn’t support a tiered Internet, but his rules would allow just that and would continue to result in more court ... Read more

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality
CONCEIVABLY, if the FCC proves incapable of achieving some semblance of net neutrality on its own, Congress could act. It could directly pass legislation establishing the same rules as the Open Internet Order (or even stronger ones), or it could amend the Communications Act to give the FCC more explicit regulatory authority over ... Read more

The Internet as a Publicly-Provided Utility?

The Internet as a Publicly-Provided Utility?
Susan Crawford, Former Special Assistant to President Obama on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, talks to Ezra Klein about how the internet is too important to be left to the private market. Ezra: Why do we need a public option for internet access? Susan: We need a public option for ... Read more

A Have and Have-Nots Internet

A Have and Have-Nots Internet
Over the past few years, a great deal of attention has been paid in the press to net neutrality’s potential collapse. Much of the analysis, however, has focused on its importance for maintaining anticompetitive business practices and the need to create a level playing field online for small businesses and Silicon ... Read more