Guest Column: A Fresh Look at Net Neutrality

What Airlines, The Mafia and The Law of Unintended Consequences Can Teach Us about Net Neutrality

`Net neutrality’ is a loaded term that means different things to different people. For companies whose business model relies on using somebody else’s Internet network as a distribution system, it means maintaining the Web as a common carrier like the old long-distance telephone system. For companies like Comcast , it means heavy-handed regulation that stifles investment in faster networks. For engineers, it can all seem like a distraction from the real job of getting America up to the gigabit speeds of other nations like Korea.  Continue reading