Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
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But we want to make it clear, again, what the network neutrality fight is about. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s having a U.S. digital media system where all forms of content can conveniently and affordably be created & distributedÃ¢â¬âto TVÃ¢â¬â¢s, PCÃ¢â¬â¢s, and mobile devices. Network neutrality is a policy where access to content doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t depend on the whims of the owners of your network, operating system, or e-commerce provider. It means maximum freedom in the broadband era, an enhancing of our democracy. That includes the right to receive any kind of content you wantÃ¢â¬ânow. In the not too distant future, the ability of programmers and political leaders to effectively communicate ideas will depend on their access to the Ã¢â¬Åtriple playÃ¢â¬Â distribution system. The battle for network neutrality is to ensure we have no digital gatekeepersÃ¢â¬âincluding AT&T, Comcast, as well as Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, etc.
Mr. ClelandÃ¢â¬â¢s backers wish to control that futureÃ¢â¬âotherwise they would have to content themselves with only the (considerable) revenues from fair-minded distribution. Comcast, AT&T and the others all want to be King of the broadband domain. But in a digital democracyÃ¢â¬âthere shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be lords of the realm, only citizen/users/creators.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
NET NEUTRALITY PAGE