What’s Net Neutrality? What Happened to Net Neutrality Yesterday?

What’s Net Neutrality? What Happened to Net Neutrality Yesterday?

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By Peter Kafka

Net neutrality is dead, and the Internet is in peril.

Or, maybe: Net neutrality is dead, and the Internet will be fine.

Or, perhaps: Net neutrality is threatened, but can be saved.

Or maybe none, or all, of the above?

You can be forgiven if you looked at the coverage of yesterday’s net neutrality court decision, and can’t figure out what to think — beyond the fact that it seemed like a big deal. (Cough. Me too!)

So here to help is Susan Crawford, a law professor with an intense interest in the subject and the ability to help the rest of us make sense of it.

Crawford, currently a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, doesn’t attempt to describe herself as an unbiased observer. She’s a longstanding critic of the companies that dominate broadband service in the U.S., and if you want the in-depth version, she has a book that spells out why.

If you have a few minutes, here’s an edited version of a conversation we had yesterday. I’m happy to have the same conversation with a telco defender if they can put their view in terms the rest of us can grok, too.

Full Story–>>http://recode.net/2014/01/15/whats-net-neutrality-what-happened-to-net-neutrality-yesterday-what-happens-next-a-qa-for-the-rest-of-us/

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