Fri, 5 May 2017
Should every restaurant in America be a buffet? Should every letter you send cost the same whether you send it priority or bulk mail? Should all internet subscription cost the same no matter what your speeds?
That's the argument those who support net neutrality are making. Proponents have done a remarkable job of muddying the waters and making this new infringement on our liberty as difficult to understand as possible, but it is really quite simple.
Net neutrality is the brainchild of some very large internet companies (think Google and Netflix) who want to legislate price protections for themselves at the expense of small startups.
Now if that sounds like the exact opposite of what you've heard then those who favor net neutrality have done their job.
Today I'm going to destroy the net neutrality argument and tell you the truth. It won't change the minds of those who have already sold out to the idea that the internet needs regulation but hopefully, if you're not sure what to believe, you'll walk away with a better understanding of what's really happening.