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Hazlett Interviewed for Virginia Business Article on “Open Internet”
Thomas Hazlett was interviewed by Virginia Business Magazine in an article by Richard Foster analyzing the Netflix/Comcast deal and the ramifications for the so called “open internet.” Critics have said the the deal will lead to an end to the era of open internet and will lead to higher costs for consumers as well as discrimination between websites. Dr. Hazlett argues that the change will be much less dramatic because the notion of an open internet is a mischaracterization of how the internet has always operated. In fact, this discrimination between different types of network traffic is beneficial to consumers, who value speed in services such as voice-over-internet more highly than in email.
The full article can be read here.