Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
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Nerds are mumbling about the jumbo scam being run on Americans in their name.
DocGonzo’s diary :: ::
“Net Neutrality” started as an empty buzzword, meaning the current open state of Internet, threatened by giant ISPs in many ways unique to their vested interests. If it remained just some backroom horsetrading among congressmembers, . . . giant ISPs would have gotten their wishlist from their “partner” legislators.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the Senate – “Net Neutrality” wound up in Internet forums. Now the public has surprised the geeks and the wonks, finding an interest in an issue not only esoteric and technical, but not even fully formed. Many in the public realize that “Net Neutrality” is the Internet we have already, that we have a right to have, that we got right the first time. That we make the laws to protect our rights, not to rip us off.
We’ve had the Internet long enough that we’re starting to understand intuitively some of its basic technical benefits, like open end-to-end universal access regardless of content or endpoints. Like we understand after a century of driving cars that we can’t have ones with the hood welded shut . . .
–ME “Liz” Strauss
NET NEUTRALITY PAGE