[Commentary] This version of the Bytes Chat discusses the wisdom of restrictions against municipal broadband with three economists who are following the issue closely.
Imagine a metropolitan area in which every single home and business was connected to a municipal fiber-optic network and the internet was a public utility as accessible as electricity or water.
Here’s how the concept of a free and open internet will continue to exist despite the repelation of these net neutrality regulations.
[Commentary] So long as the Federal Communications Commission is run by majority rule, members of the first faction will never achieve lasting protections to their liking; the pendulum will continue to swing with changes in the White House.
[Comentary] The Federal Communications Commission GOP majority did what it was intended to do with net neutrality, which was ignore overwhelmingly positive public support across political affiliations and kill the policy anyway.
[Commentary] When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is done, the Internet service providers will once again be free to throttle traffic from competitors, and sites or services they don’t like, or charge services like Netflix a “t