The end of the internet as we know it?

I took a look through the archives of my blog to see what I have written on Net Neutrality.

It strikes me that this issue has been open a long, long time.

The current furor in the US is over regulations that have only been in force for the past 2 years. Much of the hyperbole says that dismantling the US rules will mean the end of the internet as we know it, which is somewhat disingenuous, considering that most of the internet as we know it was developed in the absence of these regulations.

As I Storified from a Twitter rant earlier today, here are links to some highlights from my archives, reaching back more than 11 years.

The end of the internet as we know it? Hardly.

I wonder: in two years, will Canadians look at the state of the internet in the US and be happy with the CRTC’s internet regulatory framework, or seek the return of market-led development?

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Selected links to my back pages

  1. Looked through my archives for pieces on net neutrality. This file has been open a LONG time!
  2. [Mar 21, 2006] Net Neutrality or Open Access? • Telecom Trends 
  3. [Jan 8, 2007] Mutually assured net neutrality • Telecom Trends 
  4. [Mar 8, 2007] Net neutrality and rolling through a stop sign • Telecom Trends 
  5. [Mar 17, 2007] Hill Times on net neutrality • Telecom Trends 
  6. [Oct 11, 2007] What do Canadians really think of net neutrality? • Telecom Trends 
  7. [Nov 20, 2008] Can net neutrality limit innovation? • Telecom Trends 

    [Seems evident that the absence of regulation doesn’t]

  8. [Feb 2, 2009] UK sees no need for net neutrality legislation • Telecom Trends 
  9. All the apps we use, the websites on our screens, emerged without net neutrality regulations on the books
  10. Per @AjitPaiFCC, do we want Internet to evolve guided by engineers and entrepreneurs or by lawyers and bureaucrats?

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