Tag Archives: Net Neutrality

Big Cable’s Sledgehammer Is Coming Down

Get ready to go back to the old days of metered Internet if Big Cable and Big Telco have their way. How about some throwback AOL-style junk mail clogging your postbox?

“Comcast-exclusive deal for new subscribers: Get 500 hours free!”

Why usage-based billing is a threat to the open internet, and what can be done to stop it

Source: Big Cable’s Sledgehammer Is Coming Down — Backchannel — Medium

A web with no links? Save The Link

This already tried to pass in Europe. It almost won. Don’t say it can’t happen.

Imagine a world without links. That’s what you’re in for if Big Media lobbyists get their way. Help us save our right to link at http://SaveTheLink.org

Source: A web with no links? Save The Link

Stopping the Comcast–Time Warner Merger Is Only the Start

The demise of the merger is unqualified good news for content producers. But what about cable and broadband customers?

Source: Stopping the Comcast–Time Warner Merger Is Only the Start – The New Yorker

Once Upon a Time, There Was One Internet and It Was Open to Everyone… | WIRED

In its most basic form, the Internet is open sharing and access to information. Openness and free competition driven by innovation is great for consumers, businesses and economies, but it’s coming under increasing risk.

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An Historic Victory for Net Neutrality

Today, the FCC has voted, by a narrow 3-2 margin, to uphold stronger neutrality protections to keep the Internet open and free (as in freedom). The so-called “nuclear option” of Title II reclassification (referring to the Telecommunications Act of 1996) will govern ISPs under the same rules that apply to “copper-wire” telephone services. In a nutshell, ISPs will not be able to offer preferential treatment to any data moving over its wires/cables/radio frequencies, treating all data equally and simply passing the information from one party to another, regardless of content.

This is an important victory in the fight for true Net Neutrality, future of open communication, and–without hyperbole–freedom itself.

Keep it open. Keep it free. Keep it weird. #CantStopTheSignal

CREDIT: Open Media
CREDIT: OpenMedia

It’s The Final Countdown

Net neutrality activists bodyslammed, dragged from Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai’s press conference for holding up this banner: “85% of Republican Voters Support Net Neutrality”

FCC security violently attacked the demonstrators, knocking them to the ground. As they were dragged from the room, internet activists Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese of the group PopularResistance.org said, “Commissioner Pai, don’t you see Republicans love net neutrality? Stop being a mouthpiece for the Telecoms–your job is to represent the public interest. Title II now! The Internet should be a level playing field for all not one rigged for Comcast and Verizon. No crony capitalism for Comcast and Verizon. Equal access for all.”

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