Thursday, 5 August 2010

The End of The Internet as We Know It
Net Neutrality says that an 18-wheeler semi carrying a 100-ton load pays the same as a bycycle to use the highway. 

The FCC regulates the airwaves because the broadcast frequency spectrum is a common asset owned by all of us in a given country. The internet is composed of privately-owned servers and cables, so the FCC has a hard time finding leverage from which to regulate.

If service providers decide to price the little guy out of the market, the government can intervene, but probably via the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) rather than the FCC.

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