That, though, is the magic of the term “net neutrality”, the name
— coined by the same Tim Wu whose tweet I embedded above — for
those FCC rules that justified the original 2015 reclassification
of ISPs to utility-like common carriers. Of course ISPs should
be neutral — again, who could be against such a thing? What is
missing in the ongoing debate, though, is the recognition that,
ever since the demise of AOL, they have been. The FCC’s 2015
approach to net neutrality is solving problems as fake as the
image in Wu’s tweet; unfortunately the costs are just as real as
those in Congressman Khanna’s tweet, but massively more expensive.
Thought-provoking piece — I find myself persuaded.