Louder with Crowder: Net Neutrality

This is probably the best video I’ve seen regarding Net Neutrality. As the video points out Net Neutrality is cloaked in benign language accompanied with techno-babble that disguises what it really means. Plus if Google supports it and Google’s motto is ‘don’t be evil’, then how can it be bad, right?

Ed Morrissey at Hotair adds to Crowder’s post office analogy:

Steven’s analogy to the postal service is the most apt in this video. Net Neutrality, if applied to postage and shipping, would force the USPS to treat a 50-pound barbell the same as an envelope of less than one ounce. That’s what’s meant by content neutrality.

But the analogy is incomplete; thanks to its quasi-governmental role, people more or less expect Congress to control USPS policy. The better expression of this analogy would be that not only would the USPS have to charge the same rate for the barbell and the envelope, but so would FedEx, DHL, UPS, and every private shipping company and courier service in the country. That’s Net Neutrality, which dictates network management policies to private owners of the networks.

So if you take this to its logical end in regard to Google’s support for net neutrality, they would benefit greatly as smaller companies get out of the business because they can’t afford all of the ‘fairness’. It would seem to me that as this plays out, it’s very conceivable that you might eventually end up with one company controlling it all. Maybe Google? Maybe the government?

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