Public Knowledge Director Urges Web Regulation

“As Congress begins writing new telecom legislation, a big question is whether Internet users will have the same broad freedom to access applications and content as before, or whether their online experience will be controlled by companies supplying your Net access.

“Those seeking to preserve this freedom are asking Congress to codify “Net neutrality.” Those seeking to control the Internet dismiss it as unprecedented regulation of the Internet.

“But the dirty little secret is that without regulation, the vital Internet we know today would never have developed. Most of the rhetoric over the past few years has painted a much different picture–that the lack of regulation was crucial to the Internet’s development.”

Gigi Sohn. Perspective: Don’t Blow It, Congress. Feb. 6, 2006.

See also:

Public Knowledge. Good Fences Make Bad Broadband: Preserving an Open Internet through Net Neutrality. Feb. 6, 2006.

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Written by sesomedia

02/08/2006 at 08:50

Posted in Web & Online

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