It’s not just a noisy fight over so-called Net Neutrality. It’s not just, as Tim Wu calls it, the “Tyranny of Convenience” that makes the internet’s “edge” players so powerful. It’s not just the fact the edge lives off our data and that the infrastructure, the ISPs (the connection; the media nexus) cannot. It’s not just that the edge gets pretty much a free ride over the infrastructure. It’s not just that it is all politics with a schizophrenic federal government muddying the internet waters. It’s Net Neutrality on the one side while anti-trust matters line up on the other side. So how did we get here? What’s going to happen?
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