The neutral issues of net neutrality

There are very few debates in which absolutes play a role. It’s normally not a matter of black or white. There is always a ton of gray that fuels both sides. On the other hand, some of the gray gets avoided by all involved as is the case with net neutrality

As I was editing my interview with Jeffrey Eisenach, the director of the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy, I had a sense of deja vu. Eisenach’s arguments were thoughtful and cogent. But they were eerily similar to those I encountered when I first started thinking about Internet regulation a decade ago.

That’s puzzling because the Internet has changed rapidly. Over the last decade, we’ve gotten Netflix streaming, the iPhone, or FiOS. So why are ideologues on both sides of the broadband debate still making the same shopworn arguments they were making in 2003?

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