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Many have tried to explain this, but I'll give it a shot as well. If the internet isn't regulated by the government, ISP's will have the ability to treat content from opposing companies different than their own. This will almost certainly lead to less companies able to create new services and will stifle innovation.... at first. What we will see as soon is that happens will be the quickest technological revolution the United States has ever seen. The internet is the most important thing to happen to civilization, and the people will reject anything that makes it less useful. Many people don't have a choice of service provider, but that will change drastically when a market opens up for a different kind of ISP. I could easily see wireless technology exploding, perhaps even a decentralization of wireless infrastructure in populated areas, where everyone possesses a transmitter/repeater. Maybe a torrent style of wireless distribution between peers to transmit information across this network based on open standards. That's just one thought, and it may not even be possible, but it certainly will not happen if regulations are passed that maintain the status quo like net neutrality will do. I think it is short-sighted to regulate against problems without considering if they might be solved by themselves.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2011 on The Importance of Net Neutrality at Coding Horror
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Feb 16, 2011