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[ NNSquad ] Re: "Tactics" (from IP) [ was: "Broadband Census ..." ]

At 03:30 PM 8/9/2008, Lauren Weinstein wrote:

Perhaps in the future you should warn us when you forward a message
from "Brett Glass #2" as opposed to "Brett Glass #1".  BG#2, as
below, now pushes for laws to ban certain antitcompetitive behaviors
by large carriers that he believes (and I would agree) tend to
negatively and unfairly impact his business.  But BG #1 -- the Brett
Glass that we usually see who often refers to proponents of network
neutrality with the term "network nutrality," argues against any
laws or regulations that would protect consumers from unfair or
anticompetitive tactics by those same ISPs.

This is a mischaracterization of my position. As I state at


regulation of Internet service and Internet service providers
should consist solely of prohibition of anticompetitive business
practices -- just as there should be in ANY industry. Regulation
of network management practices would stifle innovation, competition,
investment, and deployment. As FCC Commissioner Robert McDoweell
correctly observed, engineers -- not bureucrats or legislators --
should solve engineering problems. See the URL above for more.

--Brett Glass