Frankston: Put the regulatorium out of our misery

Summary:Bob Frankston, a thought leader that I really respect, a guy who can think in network packets, and a person who has no particular allegiance to anything but his own passions writes:“Network Neutrality” is essentially about preserving the Internet architecture. If a carrier claims to be providing Internet connectivity it should mean that they are treating all packets the same.

Bob Frankston, a thought leader that I really respect, a guy who can think in network packets, and a person who has no particular allegiance to anything but his own passions writes:

“Network Neutrality” is essentially about preserving the Internet architecture. If a carrier claims to be providing Internet connectivity it should mean that they are treating all packets the same. But Network Neutrality itself is not enough – the real problem is that the current “telecommunications industry” is must sell services to survive and that puts it [in] competition with its customers and assures scarcity. The entire Regulatorium must be decommissioned so that our economy can thrive and we create our own solutions.

With the implication that the government is suppressing competition, it sort of flies in the face of what  Netcompetition.org Scott Cleland said on NPR yesterday.  Doesn't it?

Topics: Networking

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