Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lessig on Technology Policy

Here, in just over 15 minutes, Larry Lessig says basically everything I've ever tried to say about telecom policy on the blog (in the context of a critique of John McCain's tech platform). Take a look, it's well worth the time:

Also, for a number of weeks I've been meaning to post a link to this ars technica article on customer-owned fiber. Projects like this, or like Utah's UTOPIA seem to present the best way forward for the domestic telecom market.

1 comment:

Veritas Infinitum said...

This was a very helpful summary--thanks for posting it. I remain skeptical that "net neutrality" is really necessary, but not for the reasons that most critics offer. Mainly, I think that the Commission should revisit the question of whether broadband Internet service is a common carrier service under the Communications Act. If it is, then there is no reason to adopt a separate "net neutrality" principle, because common carrier rules mandate non-discrimination with just and reasonable pricing.