The Next Big Battle in Internet Policy

Marvin has a piece up on Slate today, in which he argues that the net neutrality debate will take on greater significance as mobile growth explodes and the “Internet of things” continues to evolve. From the article:

Without wireless network neutrality, then companies like AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile would have the legal power to block mobile software or mobile devices that want to use their networks to communicate with other devices. The person who makes the chip in your car would need the permission of a mobile carrier; so would the person creating software to allow your iPhone to control all of your appliances. These developers of machine-to-machine devices and software would have increased legal and business costs, and some of them might never see the light of day. It could set back the future, making our world of things less connected.

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