New businesses like Uber and Tesla depend on big data analytics to provide cutting-edge services. They need a fast and free Internet to flourish.
Politics bother me. I'm glad we're past another election, but of course that just means the politicians will now begin fundraising and campaigning for 2016. In the interim, we can expect to see a lot more of the partisan bickering, but not much of the underhanded lobbying that nonetheless dominates policy.
One political issue that was hardly mentioned in the midterm election campaigns was net neutrality. It's a horrible term, but a critical concept.
Read the rest of my blog post on Net Neutrality at Network Computing.