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7/17/2014
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Net Neutrality: Let's Move Beyond Class Warfare

The Hatfields say consumers will suffer if we prioritize Net traffic. The McCoys say we're headed for communism if we don't. They're both wrong: The problem is lack of broadband competition, not lack of openness and equality.

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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/17/2014 | 10:53:26 AM
Related update
An update: the House passed a Republican-led restriction on the FCC's power to act on municipal broadband: http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/municipal-broadband/.

Weigh in readers. Do you agree with Jonathan's perspective?
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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7/17/2014 | 10:04:33 AM
Competition
Some great points about competition, it's certainly the best bet for consumers in the long run as it sounds like you guys have it pretty rough. In the UK we have a pretty good spread of companies for broadband provision, but it's with our digital TV that there are some real monopolies.

Sky, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp gets a year lead-in on every other service for movies and US TV. So you can have a Netflix and LoveFilm accounts, be connected to Free-sat and a variety of other services and still not get access to new movies until Sky has dropped them.

It's a total monpoly and hopefully over time we'll see these sorts of things come to an end. 
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