I’ve talked about net neutrality on here before, but you can search the site on net neutrality if you want. I’m personally against it since it opens up the door to government regulation on what ISPs can and can’t have on their networks. It may be well-intentioned by folks who want to combat the big ISPs (e.g., Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Cox, etc.) from filtering content on their networks, but I believe a free market can solve that problem (if there really is one).
Anyway, I came across this article from the Anarcho-capitalism blog when browsing Slashdot about the new FAA guidelines on using electronic devices in-flight (there’s a link to a blog article by the New York Times). The FAA still believes that electronic devices will make airplanes fall out of the sky…although they don’t have any supporting evidence. I believe the quote sums up the issue:
Simply put, the FAA device rules illustrates how regulations are made based on what’s best for regulators, not what’s best for industries or consumers.
Be careful what you wish for in terms of regulations. The “good intentions” of a regulation could come loaded with “unintended consequences”.