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Is Net Neutrality Dead?

CNET’s Declan McCullagh thinks so. Here he blogs on 10 reasons why the issue has faded from the tech agenda. Still, count me among the skeptics. I agree that the Bush administration, the 700 MHz auction set-aside and the reticent Congress, contributed to the issue’s cooling from feverish pitch from just a few months ago, but a Democrat in the White House may embolden Congressional members like Rep. Edward Market (D-Mass.) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D.-N.D.), who have so far seen one of their pet issues beaten back.

Steven Titch served as a policy analyst at Reason Foundation from 2004 to 2013.

Titch's work primarily focused on telecommunications, the Internet and new media. He is a former managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News (IT&T News) published by the Heartland Institute. His columns have appeared in Investor's Business Daily, Total Telecom, and America's Network, among others.

Prior to joining Reason in 2004, Titch covered the telecommunications industry as a journalist for more than two decades. Titch was director of editorial projects for Data Communications magazine where he directed content development for supplemental publications and special projects. He has also held the positions of editorial director of Telephony, editor of Global Telephony magazine, Midwest bureau chief of CommunicationsWeek, and associate editor-communications at Electronic News.

Outside of the telecom industry, Titch conducted rich media and content development for publishers and corporate marketing groups. He has also developed and launched his own web-based media, including SecuritySquared.com, an on-line resource for the security industry.

Titch graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and English.