Obama Wants to Reclassify the Internet as a Utility

In a recent speech, President Obama laid out his plan for protecting the freedom of the internet. It involved reclassifying the internet as a utility. Regulating internet service under Title II would mean reclassifying it as a utility, like water. This means that internet providers would just be pumping internet back and forth through pipes and not actually making any decisions about where the internet goes. For the most part, that’s controversial idea in the eyes of service providers alone. It Read more […]

Comcast, Lobbyists, and Revolving Doors

There’s a deal on the table for Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable, which would make Comcast by far the biggest cable provider in the nation. And there is a lot of back and forth as to whether or not that would be a good thing. A few anti-trust pundits think the merger is bad for competition and consumer choice. But others think it might help to invigorate a flagging cable industry, giving it the capital it needs to adapt to a changing market. I really don’t know what I think about all of that. As Read more […]