Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
Net Neutrality Fight Moves to Pennsylvania Legislature
. . . With the Stevens bill looking like it’s going to die and a possible changeover in Congress, the telecom companies are looking for an alternative legislative vehicle so they don’t have to have strong net neutrality protections tacked onto the telecom reform bill next cycle. And that means going to the states. Rather than passing national franchising, the telecom companies are trying to get a bunch of big states to pass state video franchising bills, and then they won’t have to deal with a Federal bill next cycle and net neutrality can just die without legislative action. One of these states is Pennsylvania, and the bill is called SB 1247.
Now, video franchising isn’t bad in itself, but this bill is horrible. It allows redlining, which means that no one will invest in building out broadband to rural areas. The only people who will get cable and internet service over fiber are in high income suburbs and dense urban areas. And obviously, there is no net neutrality protections.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
NET NEUTRALITY PAGE
Carolyn Manning says
And, with no public transportations to or from the rural areas, I suppose those folk will have to walk to get online or watch a movie.
ME Strauss says
Good Morning, Carolyn,
Someone asked recently, if I would put a clear definition up again. I thought this did the trick.
You nailed it. A lot of folks will be walking, and the rest of us will be paying, and paying, and paying.