|Art Alexion on 6 Dec 2010 11:38:32 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] Net Neutrality|
On Friday, December 03, 2010 11:44:58 pm Doug Stewart wrote: > Not everyone's fer it -- I, for one, am agin' it. I'd rather have > companies, competing against each other, with a small measure of > accountability to their customers "in charge" of this field, as opposed to > nameless, faceless gov't bureaucrats with zero accountability and no > market pressures to keep them in check. Nice sentiment, but does it work? To serve a similar purpose, we have had Antitrust laws for nearly 100 years. The purpose is to not allow a company to use its market share to suppress competition. Net Neutrality addresses the same concerns by attempting to equalize access to the Internet in order to prevent anti-competitive pressure from the big players. -- Art Alexion
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