There was an opinion piece on network neutrality published yesterday on The Street.
The piece argued (and was entitled) ‘Net Neutrality is Akin to Socialism’. Long time followers of this blog will recall that I spoke along similar lines more than 4 years ago in a piece called “Soviet styled monopoly“.
There was an opinion piece in The Australian last week saying that its National Broadband Network (NBN) is welfare for tech-heads.
I just wonder if the common folks on the street understand the issue or find any realistic likelihood in the possibilities of the doomsday scenarios being painted by some.
Some will pipe in and say that a problem already arose – and they will bring up the TELUS blocking incident.
Indeed, that incident proves that no new laws are required – just like new laws won’t keep my neighbours from rolling through stop signs.
Are people getting engaged with the thought of government getting more actively involved in the internet? Are we more willing to wait until a problem actually arises and deal with the issue at that time? Is it time for Canadian net neutrality advocates to find a new cause?