Net Neutrality Links
I’ve added these links to the Net Neutrality Page today.
And the winner is . . .
Congratulations to Chris Burke for claiming the $1000 prize in our Ã¢â¬ÅSave the NetÃ¢â¬Â Viral Ad Contest. We intend to use the submission to spread the word in policy circles to ensure that government crafts policy that best advances the open Internet to allow for maximum creativity and innovation.
ChrisÃ¢â¬â¢ winning entry is available at:
Here are a few of the better runners-up:
We are now launching Round II of the Ã¢â¬ÅSave the NetÃ¢â¬Â Contest.
One of the other issues surrounding this bill is that cable companies believe telcos will cherry pick their towns, offering IPTV service only to areas with higher incomes. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s illegal, but not hard to believe, even though the Telcos deny itÃ¢â¬â¢s their intent. To top it off, Congress plans to put that regulatory wonder, the FCC, in charge of making sure the phone companies donÃ¢â¬â¢t. CanÃ¢â¬â¢t you just imagine Telco Legree rubbing his hands together at the prospect of an agency as inept as the FCC regulating the phone company steamroller? ItÃ¢â¬â¢s like asking a Little League commissioner to oversee drug testing for Major LeaguersÃ¢â¬âheÃ¢â¬â¢d be out of his league. Oh, waitÃ¢â¬Â¦
What this boils down to is cable companies and telcos fighting to force their own agenda on consumers while telling us itÃ¢â¬â¢s for our own good. Meanwhile, Congress, ever obliging and the one-time guardian of the people, is really only interested in placating industry lobbyists and corporate interests. As to whatÃ¢â¬â¢s going to happen down the road, suffice it to say that itÃ¢â¬â¢s all likely to work out in the endÃ¢â¬Â¦for them.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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