Net Neutrality Links
I’ve added these links to the Net Neutrality Page today.
Can you believe it? The Heritage Foundation issues a brief against net neutrality without disclosing its relationship to companies also against it: . . .
The issue is more complicated than this — and even goes so far as to granting corporations the same 1st amendment rights that individual citizens have. Just as a citizen has the right to disagree with something and to express that disagreement by NOT speaking in favor of it, so too a corporation can choose to NOT speak in favor of or support in any way something it disagrees with. A newspaper does not have to print an editorial it does not support. That sounds ok you say. But how about: An ISP does not have to deliver an e-mail it does not support?
IÃ¢â¬â¢ll be damned! ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s the $200 Billion! Right there! TheyÃ¢â¬â¢ve been using it to eliminate competition and drive their argument that they need more to improve the infrastructure.
DonÃ¢â¬â¢t we feel good now that we have been giving them our money so they can screw us? HowÃ¢â¬â¢s it feel to have some arrogant human like Ed Whitacre tell us theyÃ¢â¬â¢re Ã¢â¬ÅHIS PIPES.Ã¢â¬Â TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re our damn pipes Ed – weÃ¢â¬â¢ve already paid for them and for your salary also!
Putting all the talk of packets, fiber optics, infrastructure, last mile, pipes etc. aside, the bottom line is that the TelcoÃ¢â¬â¢s have a money issue at stake. It isnÃ¢â¬â¢t about research and development, it isnÃ¢â¬â¢t about improvement, itÃ¢â¬â¢s about making more! And they donÃ¢â¬â¢t care about us. This argument that its about charging the content providers like Google? Just lame stuff because that will all filter down to you and I anyway.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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