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Susan P Crawford

Did the Government Just Break the Internet?

Ten years ago, the Federal Communications Commission wandered away from 100 years of communications history, labeling high-speed Internet access services as “unregulated.” Theoretically, competition would take the place of any regulation.

So, even though high-speed Internet access is the modern-day equivalent of the telephone -- basic to everything we do in life -- providers have been treated not as “common carriers” but as private businesses.