Home page logo

interesting-people logo Interesting People mailing list archives

another two noter on Alfred Kahn on network neutrality
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 12:19:58 -0500

Begin forwarded message:

From: "David S. Isenberg" <isen () isen com>
Date: November 1, 2006 10:35:02 AM EST
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] Alfred Kahn on network neutrality


I've written a reply to Alfred Kahn's piece.
I know you agree more with Kahn than with me, but
since you've often used IP as a platform for dissenting
opinions, perhaps you might want to distribute it to
the IP list . . .

My full post is here:

An excerpt:
Kahn emphatically points out that the FCC stepped in when
Madison River Communications blocked Vonage VOIP service
and says,

>It is unthinkable that the regulatory or antitrust agencies
>would not strike down any other such discrimination by the
>telephone or cable companies against competing providers
>of content in favor of their own.

So what is Kahn's problem with a law prohibiting the
unthinkable? After all, we're a nation of laws, not of humans.
That's the theory, anyhow. I merely observe that the
"unthinkable" of one FCC chairman can become standard
operating procedure to another.

David I

Begin forwarded message:
From: "Faulhaber, Gerald" <faulhabe () wharton upenn edu>
Date: November 1, 2006 11:31:43 AM EST
To: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: RE: [IP] Alfred Kahn on network neutrality

Kahn's point is that we already have laws/regulations that provide
effective protection in the event bad stuff happens.  Why do we need a
whole new layer of regulation?  Isenberg seems to take the view that
laying on some more regulation is perfectly OK.  I strongly disagree; we
have more than enough regulation these days.

Professor Gerald Faulhaber
Business and Public Policy Dept.
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

You are subscribed as lists-ip () insecure org
To manage your subscription, go to

Archives at: http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
  • another two noter on Alfred Kahn on network neutrality David Farber (Nov 01)
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]