Techdirt Podcast Episode 109: The New FCC

from the net-neutrality-under-fire dept

Net neutrality is at risk. The FCC under Ajit Pai is clearly intent on destroying it, and this is quickly turning into a fight for the future of the internet. This week, we’re joined by Gigi Sohn, one of former chairman Tom Wheeler’s top advisors at the FCC and now a fellow at the Open Society Foundation, to discuss what’s happening at the FCC and what needs to be done in response.

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Mike Masnick (profile) says:

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Regulation tends to favor large incumbent firms and stifle innovation while competition forces better service delivery and encourages innovation.

Yes. But that ignores that some regulations — antitrust, and what the FCC was doing here — are designed to increase competition. There was nothing in the rules that were traditional burdensome "regulation." It was just creating a playing field that made it easier for reasonable competition.

How about no net neutrality and eliminating noncompetitive ISP monopolies?

Sure. Now how do you do that without regulation?

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