Net Neutrality Links
I’ve added these links to the Net Neutrality Page today.
Net Neutrality is Bad for National Preparedness, says Center for Advanced Studies
NEW YORK, June 12 /U.S. Newswire/ — In a research brief published by the World Policy Institute’s Global Information Society Project, K.A.Taipale, executive director of the Center for Advanced Studies, Science & Technology Policy, asks whether imposing strict net neutrality regulation on telecommunications providers could put public safety and economic recovery at risk in times of national emergency.
How quickly can an innovation policy question be morphed into a security issue? Answer: Almost instantly.
Paul Kapustka writes: One idea I kicked around a bit at this past weekend’s Vloggercon (in no small agreement with fellow blogger Matt Sherman, who is about 179 degrees away from me on most net neutrality matters) was the idea of Google (or Microsoft, anyone with buckets of folding money and a desire to get into online apps) buying or building an online application that would show anyone who wants to use it exactly what’s happening to their packets as they course to and fro. . . .
Communications reform proposals winding their way through Congress all have something of a shotgun marriage feel to them. The pairing of franchise reform and ‘net neutrality’ has no purpose save for opportunism. The two issues have absolutely nothing to do with one another, and indeed work at cross-purposes to the extent franchise reform encourages competition and net neutrality stifles it at the broadband service level.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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