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September 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Net neutrality: Government needed to keep Internet open

There is a core assumption from guest columnist and academic Brent Skorup that the government is evil and that commercial operations such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Comcast are better [“The Internet is not like an electric or water utility,” Opinion, Aug. 31]. His assertions that we should not let the government regulate broadband is both facile and somewhat of a disservice of our form of government.

That the Internet, its pipes and its content should be free and open is an unassailable argument that Skorup wants to obfuscate. He probably still thinks that Google “does no evil,” intentionally or otherwise.

If we follow his arguments to their logical conclusion then there would be no citizens access to cable, or indeed other important safeguards to the access and use of the our public assets and resources.

Timothy O’Neil-Dunne, Kirkland

Comments | Topics: Federal Communications Commission, Internet, net neutrality

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