Competition is now ending, meaning incentives to increase quality and lower prices are ending as well.
Well, I think that says all we need to know about your position. Anybody who claims that the market we're seeing now is full of competition and incentives to increase quality and lower prices clearly has an ulterior agenda. That position is so far divorced from reality that it's not credible that it could be an honest mistake.
Deregulation on a wide scale, not more layers of regulation that regulate earlier regulations are the only cure.
I disagree. I think it's very unlikely complete deregulation of the ISP market would accomplish anything other than allowing the ISPs to abuse their monopoly however they wish. There would not be a rush to spend billions of dollars digging up the ground and laying redundant infrastructure to compete with these incumbents. This business is nearly a natural monopoly, and needs to be treated as such. If we pretend that the market will sort it out if left to its own devices, we'll be in an even worse situation than we find ourselves now.
I'm as surprised as Ken that the crowd here thinks federal regulation is the answer to all the Internet's woes, as it is the cause of all of them in the first place.
Besides this being a straw man as pointed out already, the crowd here understands that regulation is not a uniform fungible substance that is only smeared in varying thicknesses on different parts of society, and the less of it the better. Some regulations are great, and others are stupid or worse. None of them are perfect, because they're created by people.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Title II does not create net neutrality.
Competition is self regulating and rewards those who do well and punishes those who do poorly. It is natural regulations as apposed to government regulation which is a poor substitute.
Have you seen any reasonable analysis to suggest that strong competition in the ISP market is a realistic possibility in the next - just to make up a number - 10 years? Or do you think that Title II is even worse than the status quo?
As the White House said [link to WH statement], the Administration welcomes the opportunity to work with the new Congress to implement the changes the President has called for. Given that legislation has not yet been enacted, and given the importance of maintaining the capabilities of the telephony metadata program, the government has sought a reauthorization of the existing program, as modified by the changes the President directed in January.
So what he's saying is he doesn't want to end the current bulk collection program until he can work out a deal with Congress to authorize a new program that does the same thing with a different name?