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?
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.