Lawrence Lessig, a long time technology pundit, writes in Wired this month about how he was wrong to think that regulation would solve the monopoly problem with Microsoft. He continues that train of thought by proposing that maybe Net Neutrality can be saved not by regulations, but by more open networks like municipal fiber projects. And yet, somehow, he fails to mention UTOPIA, the biggest muni fiber project in the country? I have to wonder where his head's at on that one. It's a good read about how this shift in telecommunications will fix the problems of telco monopolies, just as has been done with Microsoft.
Lawrence Lessig Talks Muni Fiber
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