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Net neutrality is a hot-button issue. In the tech world, many people advocate for the requirement that Internet providers give all websites equal speed of access. Entrepreneur Josh Steimle isn’t one of them: He makes the case against additional government regulation. While Steimle’s argument feels simplistic, his opinion is a rare counterpoint to that of the masses who support net neutrality. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this against-the-grain argument to anyone trying to look at all sides of the net neutrality debate.

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Josh Steimle is CEO of the digital marketing agency MWI. He is a US citizen living in Hong Kong.

 

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While many people working in the tech industry may disagree, there are three reasons why the United States shouldn’t legislate net neutrality:

  1. Government regulation stifles competition – The US government runs industries like health care, higher education and the space program inefficiently. For example, it spent the equivalent of “Facebook’s first six years of operating costs to build a health care website that doesn’t work.” In contrast, deregulation fosters innovation. The rise of smartphones wouldn’t have happened if the government...

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