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NeutralityÃ¢â¬â¢ Is New Challenge for Internet Pioneer an Interview on Net Neutrality with Sir Tim Berners-Lee By JOHN MARKOFF Published: September 27, 2006
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Q. YouÃ¢â¬â¢ve spoken about the concept of a Dark Net, which would balkanize the Internet. Do you have a nightmare scenario?
A. In the long term, IÃ¢â¬â¢m optimistic because I think even if the United States ends up faltering in its quest for Net neutrality, I think the rest of the world will be horrified, and there will be very strong pressure from other countries who will become a world separate from the U.S., where the Net is neutral. If things go wrong in the States, then I think the result could be that the United States would then have a less-competitive market where content providers could provide a limited selection of all the same old movies to their customers because they have a captive market.
Meanwhile, in other countries, youÃ¢â¬â¢d get a much more dynamic and much more competitive market for television over the Internet. So that youÃ¢â¬â¢d end up finding that the U.S. would then fall behind and become less competitive until they saw what was going on and fixed it. I just hope we donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to go through a dark period, a little dark ages while people experiment with dropping Net neutrality and then, perhaps, put it back.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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