Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Obama Interferes in Broadband - WSJ.com

The reality is that the Obama Administration wants the government to replace Internet operators as the Web's traffic cop. President Obama has been a long-time proponent of "net neutrality," which would prevent the use of price to address the increasing popularity of video streaming and other bandwidth-intensive activities that cause Web bottlenecks. But Mr. Obama has also complained about the pace of broadband deployment. If the Administration wants telecom firms to keep expanding their high-speed networks, net neutrality rules are the wrong way forward.

But Americans and their legislators are incapable of learning from the past. Like a mouse in a maze we have to go down every dead end, and in some cases the same dead end over and over looking randomly for the free cheese.

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