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I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
I just read a post over at MacMikeNews.com about Podcasting. . . . it really hit home why the Telecommunications Corps. and the Cable and Media outlets are scrambling to trash Net Neutrality. . . . TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re LOSING THEIR AUDIENCE.
Many people who are downloading podcasts are using it as a replacement for radio, and are starting to use it as a replacement for television. Think about thisÃ¢â¬â podcasts are commercial free, for the most part. Podcasts are downloaded and can be heard or watched at the convenience of the downloader. And since the technology is easily accessible ANYONE can, with just a bit of learning and some inexpensive equipment, create and upload a podcast. . . . I just sampled a few, and though on some the quality was a bit uneven, IÃ¢â¬â¢d say that many of the most popular are pretty damn good. Even better, the quality of the CONTENT is much better than the Ã¢â¬Ålowest common denominatorÃ¢â¬Â crap that either commercial tv or radio stations think we want to view or listen to.
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Now, letÃ¢â¬â¢s take this a step furtherÃ¢â¬â the political scene. If any smaller and less well financed candidate were to be able to take their message directly to the people via podcast . . .
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One further stepÃ¢â¬â what do artists and musicians need big media companies for if they can take their offerings directly to the people and CUT OUT THE MIDDLEMAN?
[Media and Telecomm Corps] stand to lose billions of dollars if the internet remains free. They will be cut out of the income loop if people donÃ¢â¬â¢t need them as a media delivery device.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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