Demand Internet neutrality / Thank you to Open Univ. of the Left

Posted by Scott - September 28, 2006 (entry 404)

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 the OUL.)

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 and here. Only an avalanche of complaints will stop the Internet from becoming another playground for the rich and for greedy corporations (sound familiar?).

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