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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Internet: End of Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is what makes the Information Superhighway what it is — a superhighway. The telecommunications conglomerates have been trying to strangle the Internet by turning it into a bunch of toll roads; fast and slow lanes. More money for telecom executives, and a giant pain in the ass for everybody else.

And now this nightmare is closer than ever. A huge telecommunications bill is working its way through the House of Representatives. Today a House committee defeated an amendment to the bill that would’ve enabled the FCC to enforce Net Neutrality.

Everyone who uses the Internet benefits from Net Neutrality. Unfortunately the telecom giants have spent hundreds of millions of dollars bribing Congress. Guess which group is having more impact on this gang of prostitutes our elected leaders.

This issue should cut across all political lines. If you use search engines, do any kind of business transactions online, write a blog (or read other blogs), do any sort of online political activity, or just generally surf the Net — you’ll find your costs going way up and your service going waaay down if the telecom giants have their way.

Here’s how you can protect your own Internet access. Please click here to send a message to your Congressperson and your Senators. Ask them to preserve a free and open Internet. Please do this now while you still can.


Blogger Mike V. said...

and I have a link to this post and the petition page on my blog now as well.

thanks, Tom.

April 26, 2006 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mike V.: Thanks for the link (and for signing). I've seen this posted on a few other blogs too, so hopefully enough people will sign so that Congress will notice.

April 26, 2006 at 5:09 PM  

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