"Net Neutrality" Has No Place in a Free Market
By David Holcberg (Financial Post, December 22, 2007)
As far as net neutrality goes, Internet service providers have no obligation to treat all Internet traffic equally. If these providers decide that it is in their self-interest to charge Web sites for faster delivery, they should be free to do so. Forbidding Internet service providers to offer superior services to some of their customers is a violation of their rights. As owners of their networks, they have the moral right--and should have the legal right--to run their businesses as they see fit. Just as we respect the right of FedEx and UPS to charge their customers for faster delivery, so we should for Internet service providers.