The Internet Had Already Lost Its Neutrality

by Larry Emmott on November 28, 2017

in Internet

From Bloomberg:

Meanwhile, our experience of the internet is increasingly controlled by a handful of firms, most especially Google and Facebook.  The argument for regulating these companies as public utilities is arguably at least as strong as the argument for thus regulating ISPs, and very possibly much stronger; while cable monopolies may have local dominance, none of them has the ability that Google and Facebook have to unilaterally shape what Americans see, hear, and read.

In other words, we already live in the walled garden that activists worry about, and the walls are getting higher every day. Is this a problem?

Source: The Internet Had Already Lost Its Neutrality – Bloomberg

A good overview and discussion of the whole “net neutrality” issue from one of my favorite writers and observers Megan McArdle.

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