Ensuring that the Internet remains a single tiered, neutral
system was a big topic at the public forum featuring CMA on Feb. 4th.
Thanks to Hugh Iglarsh and the Open University of the Left for inviting
CMA speakers Karen Bond, Scott Sanders and Mitchell
Szczepanczyk for a couple hours of presentations and lively discussion
concerning many vital media reform issues.
(We were told that this was one of the best presentations ever given at
Of great concern to a rapidly growing number of people these days is the issue of net neutrality vs. Internet providers that want to charge for or slow down previously free uses of the web. What seems to be necessary are a bigger push toward municipally-owned broadband and a codification of what for broadband has until now been a universal and voluntary principle. Read this article by Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy in the Nation magazine and this one from PC World, and a recent survey of the public here. TAKE ACTION to keep the net neutral by clicking here. Only an avalanche of complaints will stop the Internet from becoming another playground for the rich and for greedy corporations (sound familiar?).
This entry was posted by Scott Sanders, a co-founder to date of seven Chicago area media and democracy activist groups.
Sanders has worked for long stretches in social science research, in the creation of video documentaries, as a librarian, and also in movie theater management.
You can link to Scott's combined curriculum vitae, timeline, and resume here.
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