Friday, May 23, 2014

Net Neutrality‏

I've been trying to educate myself on the net neutrality issue, but I'm not clear on the whole story yet.
It seems that the FCC would allow the large corporations to PAY to have their content go through faster, higher capacity connections, and allow them to slow down "non-profitable" content, or content they don't agree with. Or block it all together.

( my artwork done in Maya, modified in Photoshop)

The large corporations claim that regulations would hold back innovation. I don't see how.
Consumer groups say the big ISP's already have enough advantages, and these tweaks would limit free speech to the average person.

Emails from various consumer advocate and pro labor groups I follow recommend emailing FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and President Obama to keep a "free and open internet".

Sure, we can trust big, unregulated businesses. Right?

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