This blog hasn’t exactly been timid about its distaste for Net neutrality regulations. The idea that ISPs ought to be locked into government mandated business models isn’t just an affront to property rights, it’s a threat to the growth of the high-end services that the net promises in the future. Some have called the issue confusing and complicated, but most of the confusion comes from the way neutrality advocates have distorted the issue. My commentary on the problems with notions of neutrality is up at CNS News today. I'll even give you a running start:
America has developed a proud paternal bond with the Internet. We've watched and cheered the net''s growth from its awkward, text-heavy infancy into the capable, hard-working information network it is now. But, like many beaming parents of prodigies, we're so pleased with our creation''s current brilliance that we''re on the verge of stunting its development with overbearing restrictions. These restrictions, ushered in through innocent-sounding but insidious "net neutrality" legislation, threaten the net's maturation into the powerful technology it ought to be.