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My view on net neutrality

November 3, 2009

Having spent some time in the mobile data business I thought I would join the opinion sharing about net neutrality.

It seems odd to me that the carriers would try to segment their traffic by service type when it’s the content owner who has the content and the relationship with the end user. It also seems a bit backwards of them to be competing on all you can eat plans for wireless while at the same time talking about charging more for video than for email.

Odder still is that it seems no one has learned that government intervention is usually way behind the state of the industry and that the internet is a really dynamic and disruptive place.

I like net neutrality since I think it will foster innovation and not warp the economics of the internet unnecessarily.

My position isn’t really an earth-shattering revelation and perhaps that’s a reflection of my opinion that this is a pretty simple concept-just leave the internet alone.

Dale Knoop is the President of Ruxter and an industry-recognized pioneer of mobile data services. In 2005 Dale won an Emmy while serving as the GM for Sprint TV. In August 2009 he launched Ruxter which allows anyone to quickly and easily become part of the rapidly growing mobile internet with a fully optimized mobile website they can share with anyone. You can contact him here. Follow Ruxter on Twitter.

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