An Economic Argument for Net Neutrality

Matthew Lasar at Ars shares news of a new study that suggests network neutrality makes economic sense. This is good news indeed as such arguments, especially packaged as a white papers, tend to be more persuasive in policy spaces than rhetoric about public good or free speech.

Sifting through Lasar’s excellent summary, the key seems to hinge on innovation and namely how a more fair and generative network does a better job of encouraging it. Discriminatory networks could potentially reduce or eliminate such incentives through a form of market capture. Well worth the time to read through the post for yourself.

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