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The Internet Doesn’t Need to Be Saved

Peter Van Doren joins us this week for a discussion on net neutrality. What is net neutrality, and why do people on the internet seem to get so upset about it?

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How does the internet work? Will net neutrality rules cause the internet to be less innovative? Would a non-neutral internet create barriers to market entry? Should the internet be treated like a public utility? What would that look like, and would it work?

Show Notes and Further Reading

Hal J. Singer, “Net Neutrality: A Radical Form of Non-Discrimination” (2007 article in Regulation magazine)

Bruce M. Owen, “Antecedents to Net Neutrality” (2007 article in Regulation magazine)

Christopher S. Yoo, “Network Neutrality or Internet Innovation?” (2010 article in Regulation magazine)

Gerald R. Faulhaber, “The Economics of Network Neutrality” (2011 article in Regulation magazine)

Christopher S. Yoo, “A Clash of Regulatory Paradigms” (2012 article in Regulation magazine)

Christopher S. Yoo, “The Questionable Call for Common Carriage” (2014 article in Regulation magazine)