Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Maybe I live in a cave.....

..............but am I the only person who has never heard of Net Neutrality until tonight? If so, sorry to have bothered you, if not.....listen up people this is big news.

Apparently, corporate America is again trying to squash our democratic rights. Maybe you're thinking, who cares? Won't effect me....whatever....listen you get on the internet...ever? This will matter to you.

What I have just learned is that the major telephone corporations (Comcast, AT&T, etc.) are trying to take control of the internet through the way that we connect to the internet. Their "plan" is to charge consumers to get onto the internet. They in fact plan to offer set websites that you can go to for a monthly fee (sound familiar?) and then any other sites not in the plan you might want to go to would cost you extra per site per visit. In addition, to being a monetary pillage to the consumer, this will disable the internet as we know it. People will be forced to choose which sites are most important to them, because there would be no way to go to all the sites on the internet without financial bankruptcy. This would cause traffic flow to blogs, smaller sites and personalized sites (i.e. stamping, fishing, cards, or whatever you might be into) to slow down or maybe even stop. If that happens, those sites will no longer be able to stay active and will disappear completely.

If you would like further information about Net Neutrality, I recommend the following video.

If you would like to find out how to get more involved visit here.

It hasn't happened yet, let's make sure it doesn't.

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