February 10, 2006

Lessig on Network Neutrality

Larry Lessig, testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee this week [pdf]:
To answer that question, this Committee must keep in view a fundamental fact about the Internet: as scholars and network theorists have extensively documented, the innovation and explosive growth of the Internet is directly linked to its particular architectural design. It was in large part because the network respected what Saltzer, Clark and Reed called “the ‘end-to-end’ principle” that the explosive growth of the Internet happened. If this Committee wants to preserve that growth and innovation, it should take steps to protect this fundamental design.
Lessig makes sense, while the incumbent telcos do not. Cringely has more. Posted by James Zellmer at February 10, 2006 7:43 PM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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