I find the net neutrality controversy boring and tiresome, but also easy to sort out. As Glenn Reynolds put it, nothing says forward-looking for the 21st century like a regulated utility. When you have large industry groups fighting each other, that’s when you want the government to stay out.
The history of regulated network industries, whether transportation or communication or energy, is threefold: first, regulators reorganized the industry into a protectionist cartel; second, this arrangement suits consumers poorly—exactly the opposite if what is the professed intention; third, investment and innovation atrophy. Great: just what the Internet needs.
The good people at Protect Internet Freedom offer this amusing video take on the matter:
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