Episode 003: Net Neutrality

Episode 003: “Net Neutrality”
Hosts: Jon Nathanson, Ben Thompson
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes


00:00:00 INTRODUCTION

  • Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination by Tim Wu link
  • “FCC Seeks a New Path on ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules” – New York Times link
  • “FCC’s New Net Neutrality Proposal Is Even Worse than You Think” – Slate link

00:05:30 INTERNET ACCESS AS A UTILITY

  • “Common Carrier” – Wikipedia link
  • “Public Utility” – Wikipedia link
  • Marc Andreesen on Net Neutrality “Because sewers and electricity are far more static markets than broadband. You don’t shit 10x as much every 3 yrs.” link

00:17:00 THE ECONOMIC REALITIES OF INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE

  • “Natural Monopoly” – Wikipedia link
  • “Economic Rent” – Wikipedia link
  • “Rent-Seeking” Wikipedia link

00:23:00 THE ROLE OF THE MARKET VS. THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

  • “’Revolving Door’ Between ISPs and FCC Blamed for Net Neutrality Ills” – EWeek link

00:39:00 THE US VS. THE REST OF THE WORLD

00:44:12 LEGAL PRECEDENT: HOW DO WE CLASSIFY THE INTERNET?

00:55:15 THROTTLING, PAY-PER-USE, AND USER SELF-REGULATION

  • “Netflix and Net Neutrality” – Stratechery link

01:18:40 WHAT ABOUT GOOGLE FIBER?

  • “On the Future of Google, Part 1” – Asymco link
  • “On the Future of Google, Part 2” – Asymco link

01:35:00 WRAP-UP


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Host: Ben Thompson (@monkbent)
Host and Producer: Jon Nathanson (@jonnathanson)