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
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
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
While I’m not a fan of the partisan tone of the publication, it’s great to note when we can come together in solidarity against a blithering idiot. While I know that the responses featured are cherry-picked, it gives me great hope to know that there are some decent, right-thinking people out there that don’t blindly follow the “party line”.
I know that we on the left are used to lashing out at the Tea Party and Ted Cruzes in our country, but when even his own team is calling him out, it makes me think that maybe, just maybe, there is hope for this nation.
(via Liberals Unite)