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
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
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
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?
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 Resources … More More Net Neutrality Resources