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Regulating Net Neutrality Would Destroy the Internet’s Essence: A Mutual Self-Interest to Cooperate

Net neutrality proponents don’t realize that forcing a non-consensus design principle on all the private networks that comprise the Internet could rip apart the consensus-of-self-interest and cooperation that keeps the Internet universally-accepted today.

Net neutrality could “kill the proverbial goose that laid the golden egg.”

Government coercion did not make the Internet what it is today. Free and open mutual-self-interest and industry cooperation created today’s Internet. The proposed network neutrality regulation would endanger this successful system.

Making it illegal for broadband companies to differentiate and offer consumers a diversity of choices would permanently disadvantage broadband provider’s vis-à-vis tech and ecommerce giants, and destroy most economic incentives to continue to invest in Internet bandwidth, quality, and security.

For further information, I recommend reading NetCompetition.org’s Explainer: Performance Differences on Today’s Internet.

Q&A One Pager Debunking Net Neutrality Myths