Martin Geddes (Blog: Telepocalypse) delivered a rare dissenting opinion at the Jeff Pulver “Freedom to Connect” net-neutrality love-fest conference today. I was not there, but I can’t imagine it was a friendly audience. Earlier in the day Michael Copps, FCC Commisioner, delivered a keynote outlining the risks of net neutrality. (Note I will link to speech when text is online).
Here’s a highlight of Geddes’s speech:
An open, free net is an emergent outcome, not an a-priori input to be legislated into existence. We need to capture and accellerate the experiments in how networks are built, financed and sold; and protect those experiments from incumbent wrath until the results are in.
But most critically, donâ€™t fossilize the network in 2006 by adopting network neutrality.
My thoughts on the subject can be found by searching for “Net Neutrality” in the search box or simply clicking here.