Letter from the Editor

Free Enterprise

Article from Issue 121/2010

My town has one cable company. One or two other options exist for high-speed Internet service – some (but not all) locations support DSL through the phone provider.

If you have the money, you can get mobile wireless access or a satellite dish. All these options are built on an enormous infrastructure investment.

Whenever I hear about the net neutrality debate, I feel like it should focus on real situations like my hometown rather than on the superficial tropes that fall so often into our political discourse. Superficiality is a constant companion in politics because it is usually in someone’s interest to make difficult questions look easy.

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