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The Trouble With Limits on Broadband

Bits: Daily Report: The Trouble With Limits on Broadband
The broadband era began with the expectation that Internet connections were like all-you-can-eat buffets. But as Brian Stelter reports in Wednesday’s New York Times, people are now being prodded to think about how much they’re consuming.

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Opinion: As discussed in the story, this is a bit of a “chicken-vs-egg” story, but ultimately, the broadband carriers who have access to our businesses and homes may end up having too much control over pricing, and by extension, competition and innovation.

Government regulation is not always advised, but in this case, we agree with the writer, “The Internet is too important to be left to shortsighted profit maximizers,” Robert in San Francisco wrote.