Net neutrality emerged as a hot topic in 2015, when the FCC imposed rules on how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) price and deliver their services. The goal was to ensure fair and open access to the web, but critics argued these rules would undermine incentives for ISPs to invest and innovate. Those rules were repealed by the FCC in 2017. Nonetheless, the controversy continues.
Former Associate Attorney General and antitrust law expert Bill Baer, visiting Scarff Professor at Lawrence University, shared his insights on this policy. He tackles the goals of anti-trust regulation and the reality behind the net neutrality debate. Listen to the interview below.
Bill also recommends a video from Burger King that explains the concept of net neutrality using variable pricing for Whopper hamburgers. Click here to see that video.