Competition will keep internet neutral
A recent article from the Economist argues that competition could save internet from becoming fragmented, but not in America where there’s not enough competition.
What about the risk that operators will fragment the internet by erecting new road-blocks or toll booths? In theory, competition between providers of internet access should prevent this from happening. Any broadband provider that tries to block particular sites or services, for example, will quickly lose customers to rival firms—provided there are plenty of them.
I think this only works if the benefit of keeping a customer are greater than the “toll prices” that internet providers could be collecting from large companies.
What do you think?