You, me, and net neutrality

What is net neutrality and why should it matter to you? It’s complicated, and I’ve written about it before. Quite simply, if you’re reading this, it matters. You’re reading this because the Internet brought it to you. I was able to post this because the Internet gave me access. If either of us had to pay more to be here, we might not be here, but that’s what could happen without net neutrality.

You owe it to yourself to learn about net neutrality and how it’s being threatened by corporate America and a weak FCC:

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6 comments

  1. Just what we need…
    more corporate welfare
    more bureaucratic gate keepers
    more arbitrary censorship
    government log on ID registration

    The housing bubble didn’t teach us a thing.

    1. This is one case where the bureaucratic FCC is the only gatekeeper we have between us and a takeover by the telcos. It’s the telcos that will jack the prices, control and limit access, require registration, etc., all in the name of profit.

      1. If you think the government can keep the costs of general merchandise down better than WalMart and Target and the price of fast food down better than MacDonald’s, and Burger King then by all means support a government take over. Since the major hosting providers are writing the legislation/regulations, I’m sure they’re going to make it easy for entrepreneurs to enter the market with competing services. Surely this time we won’t wind up with another AmTrak. Surely not.

    1. I don’t think we the people are doomed, but I’m afraid the Internet as we know it may be. It’s been a great ride. I wish more people appreciated what they are about to lose.

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