If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve been tracking the whole Net Neutrality discussion (here and here). Well, after some considerable thought and research, I’ve finally come to my conclusion on the subject.
Unlike those on both sides of the issue, I don’t see it as cut-and-dry, ‘for’ or ‘against’ network neutrality. And I think for the most part, people don’t even really understand what network neutrality really is and how it has existed to this point in the history of the web.
Regardless of your thoughts on this debate, I hope you’ll read my piece with objectivity. That’s how I approached this issue. Go read it at RCP – Net Neutrality is More than Meets the Eye. An excerpt follow below:
What’s bewildering in the net neutrality debate is that both sides say they have the same goals – they want the Internet to maintain its usefulness, to keep maturing, and to continue to get better. At first glance, it would be easy to think that one side wants that done via government regulation and the other through the free market. But that’s really not the case. Network neutrality is a much more complex issue than “Big Business vs. Consumer Rights” or “Big Government vs. Free-market Competition”.