While I agree with the basic concept that broadband providers should not place restrictions on users, I believe strongly that a company is entitled to create products that result in better value for their shareholders.
I am sure there are good intentions behind “net neutrality,” but the unintended consequences could be disastrous for anyone using the Internet as a business platform, including providers and consumers, since government intervention typically results in increased operational costs. More often than not those costs are passed down to consumers in the form of higher premiums and lower quality of service.
My position on the issue is one that places the consumer directly in charge of researching the best available service offering for his business. One where the consumer addresses the service provider directly and forces the provider to create better services at the customer’s direction. While this could be a slow and painful process, new smaller businesses will sprout up to innovate and promote competition while stodgy providers will risk going out of business.
I believe net neutrality is destined to become another boondoggle that will simply add a layer of bureaucracy to an already bloated public sector.