Geoff Manne in Wired on Fcc Title Ii

Friend of Knowledge Problem Geoff Manne had a thorough opinion piece in Wired yesterday on the FCC’s Title II Internet designation. Well worth reading. From the “be careful what you wish for” department: Title II (which, recall, is the basis for the catch-all) applies to all “telecommunications services”—not just ISPs. Now, every time an internet … More Geoff Manne in Wired on Fcc Title Ii

FCC Title Ii and Raising Rivals’ Costs

As the consequences of the FCC vote to classify the Internet as a Title II service start to sink in, here are a couple of good commentaries you may not have seen. Jeffrey Tucker’s political economy analysis of the Title II vote as a power grab is one of the best overall analyses of the … More FCC Title Ii and Raising Rivals’ Costs

More Nuanced Net Neutrality Discussions

Lynne Kiesling I am happy to have seen more nuanced net neutrality discussions this fall than in the past. In November this Eric Raymond post caught my eye because it dealt with the problems a libertarian faces in net neutrality policy: Mistake #1 for libertarians to avoid is falling for the telcos’ “we’re pro-free market” … More More Nuanced Net Neutrality Discussions

More on Net Neutrality: Can the Fcc Be a Good Antitrust Enforcer?

Lynne Kiesling Welcome to those of you who found your way here via Brad DeLong’s very kind link to my earlier post linking to the Weiser-Atkinson “third way” paper. Some comments in response to the comments on Brad’s post: I am as skeptical of the FCC’s ability to engage in correct antitrust enforcement as anyone … More More on Net Neutrality: Can the Fcc Be a Good Antitrust Enforcer?More More on Net Neutrality: Can the Fcc Be a Good Antitrust Enforcer?

More Net Neutrality Resources

Lynne Kiesling The attention paid to the “net neutrality” debate is reaching a crescendo. In addition to the posts here over the past month and the links contained therein, see these sources: The Wikipedia entry on net neutrality; a commenter asked earlier for a general overview, and this one’s OK Greg Mankiw’s entry on the … More More Net Neutrality ResourcesMore More Net Neutrality Resources